Centre College
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Centre College invites applications for a tenure track position in physics beginning August 2022. Candidates must have a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate research in physics and/or related fields and to teaching in a student-centered environment.  Ideal candidates will employ inclusive pedagogies and support students beyond the classroom. The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree by the start of their appointment.

Established in 1819, Centre College has long been ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Centre is also proud to host one of the nation’s premiere study abroad programs, in which over 85% of students participate.  With an enrollment of 1400 and an excellent faculty of teacher-scholars, classes are small and academic standards are high.  Our physics graduates enjoy extraordinary success in admission to top graduate and professional schools, obtaining prestigious fellowships, and finding rewarding careers.

We are 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. The Physics Program encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who seek to belong, and contribute, to an inclusive community.  Centre College supports faculty success with 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 College is 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. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/94814. A completed application will include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for this position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a research statement that describes past/future work and your plan for engaging students in your research, 5) a diversity statement explaining how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, 6) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and 7) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise and future potential. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by October 15, 2021 but will be accepted until October 31, 2021.

Centre College is an equal opportunity employer and proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, www.greaterkyherc.org, which is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce.

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