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Kenyon College Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology
Kenyon College has a new two-year Teacher-Scholar postdoctoral fellowship for people from groups underrepresented in the sciences. The goals of this fellowship are to help early career researchers prepare for jobs at liberal arts colleges like Kenyon, where research, mentoring, and teaching go hand in hand. The fellows will be mentored by Kenyon faculty and free to pursue their own research agendas, with full access to Kenyon's equipment and other resources, or to collaborate with their Kenyon mentor (I have several projects that would be perfect for a postdoc to collaborate on!). 
The fellows will teach six courses over two years. In biology, we would ensure that the teaching load was not overly burdensome; the fellow would likely teach in our intro lab series, for which all course material is already prepped, as well as a course or two in the fellow's area of expertise, and be encouraged to teach the same courses both years to avoid doing too much course prep. They will receive substantial mentorship and training in pedagogy.
Most graduate students don't have much/any experience with what a career at a small liberal arts college looks like (I didn't until I was on the job market), and I'd be happy to chat with students who want to know more about this career trajectory. At places like Kenyon, we are well resourced for both teaching and research, and expected to conduct cutting edge research; without graduate students, the pace of that research is slower than at an R1. Four of my biology colleagues have current NSF grants (including one CAREER and two collaborative projects). Teaching and mentoring in this environment, with small class sizes and engaged, enthusiastic students, is extremely fulfilling.
Position: Kenyon College Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology
Organization: Kenyon College
Location: Gambier,  OH 
United States
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Date Posted: 11/10/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 2/8/2023
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Kenyon College

Gambier,  OH 43022
United States
Natalie Wright