Kenyon College

Mellon Science Writing Fellow

Kenyon College invites applications for the Mellon Science Writing Fellowship. This two-year 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 writing program at Kenyon. Fellows are expected to: undertake a significant science writing project, participate in ongoing conversations about science writing at Kenyon, teach one class per semester, and participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the college.  The fellowship provides an annual stipend, plus health benefits. Applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience, a record of publication, and an MFA, Masters in Science Writing, PhD, or other relevant graduate degree.  

For more information and to apply, candidates should visit 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) 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. We will begin reviewing applications on 2/21/2020 continue to review applications until the position is filled.  Applications completed before 3/6/2020 will be given full consideration.  

Contact Information

Chris Gillen
Kenyon College
Contact Phone: 
(740) 427-5399
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