Kenyon College Marilyn Yarbrough Diss/Teaching Fellowship

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship beginning July 2016.  This is a one year fellowship.

The dissertation program is designed for persons who come from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.   The Fellow will be expected to teach one (1) course each semester, complete the dissertation, and make a public presentation of his or her work.  Kenyon will provide a stipend of $33,500, plus health benefits, housing (or equivalent allowance), and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide some allowance to cover research, travel to conferences, and professional expenses. The Fellow will be provided an office, a networked computer, and secretarial support services.

Eligibility to apply for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship is limited to those who meet ALL of the following four criteria:
1) Are citizens or nationals of the United States or otherwise ‘protected individuals’ as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
2) Are enrolled in a research-based Ph.D. program;
3) Aspire to a teaching and research career; and
4) Have not yet earned a doctoral degree at any time and in any field.
Generally, the program seeks fellows pursuing doctorates in one of the following fields: African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, Ethnic/Indigenous Studies,English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Latin@ Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
As a reflection of Kenyon’s commitment to promoting diversity in thought and experience within the academy, applicants for the fellowship must be members of under-represented groups (for instance, ethnic minorities; women in fields that are occupied predominantly by men, or men in fields that are occupied predominantly by women; and persons who are first-generation college graduates within their families).
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter discussing the research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, prior teaching experience, and a statement that speaks both to one’s membership in an under-represented group as well as how her or his selection would enhance academic diversity; 2) a Curriculum Vita; and 3) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the December 15th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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. 

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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