Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in August 2023 in the Politics program with expertise in comparative politics. and/or international relations. The successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in teaching at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college. Ideal candidates will have a primary specialization in comparative politics and/or international relations (regional specialization in Asian politics preferred) with a secondary emphasis on examining the field(s) of race, ethnicity, immigration, and/or imperialism. Candidates who are engaged in political economy or public policy discourses are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a cover letter that addresses their commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college and to advancing inclusion and equity in higher education. Review of applications will begin on October 7. Applicants selected for additional consideration will be asked to submit a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and/or sample syllabi), research portfolio (research statement and writing sample of no more than forty pages), diversity and inclusion statement, and three letters of recommendation.