Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, with preference for Biological Anthropology or Bioarchaeology, at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. We will prioritize individuals teaching from a justice-oriented perspective that will appeal to an increasingly diverse student body eager to apply anthropology to problems in their everyday lives.

Area of research specialization and geographic area are open, but we seek passionate, engaging, and student-focused teacher and mentor. An ideal candidate will have teaching and research interests in biological anthropology or bioarchaeology complementary to our existing strengths in the Anthropology and Sociology Program.

The successful candidate will teach: 1) an introductory course on human evolution, 2) courses within the general education curriculum, and 3) elective courses in their areas of specialization. Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline by August 1, 2023. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, demonstrate success in supporting and mentoring a diverse student body, and utilize inclusive pedagogical practices.

Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study-abroad programs, and is listed among the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years. With an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars, classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers. 

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. A number of resources support faculty success, including a robust Center for Teaching and Learning, peer mentoring, membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and endowed funding for professional development.

Centre is located in Danville, Kentucky, a city of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, historic downtown, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Application Instructions
Your cover letter (~3-5 pages) should describe your interest in and qualifications for this position, including separate sections within the letter with the following subheadings: a) teaching philosophy, b) research interests, and c) diversity statement explaining how your experiences and interests would contribute to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at Centre College. In addition to your cover letter, a completed application will also include your curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise and potential. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022