Jegla Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies

Gambier, Ohio
Dec 07, 2018
Jan 06, 2019
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Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2019 in the broad area of Earth Science. This may include (but is not limited to) a focus on environmental geology, physical geography, or climate science. Experience in GIS and/or Earth systems modeling is a plus, as is a background in researching the natural and human drivers of global change. The successful candidate will become the inaugural holder of the Dorothy and Thomas Jegla Chair in Environmental Studies and will complement current faculty strengths in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental economics, environmental policy, and human ecology. We seek to recruit a diverse and inclusive faculty. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use of inclusive pedagogies along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse student populations. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has the potential to attract extramural funding. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

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 January 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by January 14 will be guaranteed full consideration.