Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in August 2021. We seek a teacher-scholar who will enhance the learning and teaching environment at Centre College with their lived experience, ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field by the time of appointment, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college, and display enthusiasm for teaching the following classes: an introductory genetics course and its associated lab, an introductory biology course (evolution, biodiversity, and ecology) and its associated lab, and additional upper-level classes in the candidate's area of interest which might include, but are not limited to: anatomy, physiology, evolution, or botany. Collaborative research with undergraduates is expected and supported. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.

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 individuals of diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Therefore, the Biology program strongly encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who utilize inclusive and engaging pedagogical practices.  A number of resources support faculty success, including a robust Center for Teaching and Learning, peer mentoring, and endowed funding for professional development.

Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,450 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is among the top National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For information about the College, visit our web site at

Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium: The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and members of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.

 To apply, please go to to submit a letter of application that includes your cover letter, CV, transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, research interests, and a statement that explains the importance of diversity and inclusion and how you would contribute to and/or address issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021.