Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning Fall 2018.

The Sociology Department and Law and Society Program seek candidates with prior experience teaching Sociology of Law and/or Law and Society courses.  Faculty responsibilities include teaching a 3/2 course load over two semesters and informal advising of students.  Courses to be taught include Introduction to Legal Studies (a survey course for the Law and Society concentration), Exploring Law: Methods of Socio-legal Research (a methods survey course that focuses upon law-related research), and Senior Seminar in Legal Studies (a thematic upper-level project-based course).  Other courses of interest might include deviance, sociology of law, law and gender/sexuality, mass incarceration, criminology, race and law, and comparative law. As a reflection of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies, the College encourages the teaching of courses that may be cross-listed and contribute to African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Latino/a Studies, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies. A PhD in Sociology is required at the time of appointment.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by February 15, 2018, will be guaranteed full consideration.