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Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Centre College
Danville, Kentucky
Salary is based on experience
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Centre College invites applications for a tenure track position in Cultural Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023. Candidates will be expected to teach introductory and elective courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology that complement existing strengths of the program and to contribute to the General Education curriculum. We will give preference to individuals with a record of teaching environmental or ecological anthropology. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to offer a writing-intensive first year seminar, contribute to one of the College’s interdisciplinary minors, and demonstrate experience with community-engaged and experiential learning. Candidates with experience working with community partners to apply coursework to local issues are especially welcome. Candidates must have completed a PhD 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 and engaging 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 September 19, 2022.

Centre College shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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