Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as assistant professor of English to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will be a specialist in American literature; desirable secondary interests include, but are not limited to, African American literature, Southern literature, environmental humanities, and indigenous literatures of the Americas. This position will also contribute to our general education curriculum.  The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. 

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment. Special consideration will be given to candidates committed to using/developing inclusive pedagogies, mentoring student research, and supporting students beyond the classroom. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree by the start of their appointment.  

Established in 1819, Centre College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts and sciences college of ~1,400 students with an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre’s robust academic programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and Centre hosts one of the nation’s premier study-abroad programs, a world-class performing arts center, and competitive Division III athletics. 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. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years. 

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. Therefore, the English 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, 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.  For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/131325 A completed application will include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement explaining how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, 5) graduate transcripts, and 6) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise and future potential.  Review of applications will begin on November 1.  


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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