Kenyon College

Mellon Science and Nature Writing Fellow

Kenyon College invites applications for the Mellon Science and Nature Writing Fellowship. This two-year residential fellowship offers a qualified individual time to develop as a writer and teacher. The fellow will also contribute to the evolution of the emerging, interdisciplinary Science and Nature Writing initiative at Kenyon. Fellows are expected to: undertake a significant writing project, contribute to the Science and Nature Writing steering committee, teach one class per semester, and help plan and conduct workshops, events, and activities. The fellowship provides an annual stipend, plus health benefits. Applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and must have completed an MFA, Masters in Science Writing, PhD, or other relevant graduate degree.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter that includes teaching experience and statement of the writing project the applicant would conduct at Kenyon; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses inclusion of a diverse student population, 5) contact information for two letters of recommendation (at least one must address the applicant’s teaching). All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Applications completed by 3/27/23 will be given full consideration. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Chris Gillen:

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 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. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon ( website.

Contact Information

Chris Gillen, Professor of Biology
202 N College Rd
Contact Phone: 
(740) 427-5399
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