Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian
2013-14 (Renewable for one year)
Kenyon College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian begining in the fall of 2013.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Kenyon College is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Russian for the academic year 2013-14, renewable for one additional year. The fellowship is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The successful candidate will teach three Russian language and culture courses during the first year and, if reappointed, four courses during the second year. The fellow will receive a competitive salary, plus standard benefits and a research budget.
- Applicants must, without exception, have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2013 to be appointed to the position.
- Applicants who have received the Ph.D. degree within the past five years are eligible to apply.
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In addition to the new Studio Art building (fall 2012) and the Gund Gallery building (2011) which houses Art History, Kenyon has completed a number of buildings in recent years including a music building (1999), a science complex (2000-02), an athletic center (2006), a newly renovated home for the Kenyon Review (2008), a second building for the English Department (2009), and a new building for several interdisciplinary programs as well as for the Center for the Study of American Democracy (2009). The 1,000-acre campus includes a 380-acre nature preserve.
Kenyon is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and is a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium as well as the Great Lakes Colleges Association consortium.
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
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We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits , including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook .
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To apply, go to https://employment.kenyon.edu. (All applications must be made online)
There you will be asked to complete an "applicant profile" and to submit:
- a Cover Letter discussing the applicant's prior teaching experience;
- statement of teaching philosophy
- a Curriculum Vitae;
- letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.
All applications must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. https://employment.kenyon.edu
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