Kenyon College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Film

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film for a one year appointment, with the possibility of a second year. Candidates should have an MFA in Screenwriting or Film Directing. Duties include teaching a 3/2 course load, supervising senior film directing projects and advising senior screenwriters on feature-length screenplays. The ideal candidate will be a working screenwriter or director with some prior teaching experience. All classes will be taught in Kenyon’s new Buckeye building in Mt. Vernon, a state of the art film facility with a 35’ x 40’ film studio, a 35 seat screening room, seminar room and audio and color mixing facilities.

Courses to be taught include the “Introduction to Film” class, which provides students with a foundational knowledge of film analysis, screenwriting, directing and editing. Candidate should have a familiarity with, or willingness to learn, Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere editing software. Other potential classes may include Screenwriting, Directing for Camera and film genre classes, depending on the candidate’s area of expertise and interest.

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 12/1/16, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Dec 1 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.

In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges.

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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Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.