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Kenyon College looking Assistant Professor of Art with a focus in Sculpture

Published November 4, 2014

The Kenyon College Department of Art is looking for highly qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position for an artist for whom “sculpture” defined broadly serves as a major component of his/her artistic focus. This position requires competence in a wide range of processes and concepts both traditional and contemporary. Knowledge of new media processes is desired as well. MFA and exhibition record required. A high level of professional artistic activity is expected. Faculty Development support is available to assist with artistic projects.

The College was founded in 1824 and was the first liberal arts institution in Ohio.  It is located amidst beautiful rolling hills about 40 miles north east of Columbus, Ohio.  Although most well known for its literary traditions, they have also built a very rich and viable program in the visual arts. In the past few years the College has shown its commitment to the arts by building a new studio building and a new gallery. In the studio area, all their members have received numerous grants, fellowships, commissions and art residencies. They find the time to be productive artists and exhibit our work extensively.  Their students are very bright and industrious and challenge them every day. Some leave at graduation to become highly successful artists.

The studio section of the Art and Art History Department includes 6.0 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and is housed in a well appointed new building, Horvitz Hall. Nearby is the new Gund Gallery, another focus for art on campus. Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Health, Retirement, Tuition benefits for families and domestic partners are available.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.



  • Teaching five courses per year on all levels including one cross-media advanced seminar.
  • At least two years teaching experience at the college level desired.
  • Maintaining studio and equipment (for wood and metal fabrication), purchasing supplies, implementing and adhering to safety protocols, and supervising a student shop assistant.


Knowledge of art history and current issues in contemporary art theory and criticism is expected. MFA and exhibition record required.

Preferred: At least two years teaching experience at the college level desired. Knowledge of new media processes is desired.

Application process:

Apply on-line at, with a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus and assignment, resume, 20 images/videos each of your work and student work in digital format (downloadable PDF, webpage). Applications received by January 15, 2015 will be reviewed for possible interviews at the CAA conference in NYC in February.


Claudia Esslinger, Search Chair
Lisa Dilts, Studio Art Admin. Assist

Phone: 740 427 5459