Call for Applications – Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Anthropology beginning August 2017.  We seek a cultural anthropologist who could expand students’ understanding of diversity.  Geographic specialty is open, and we are especially interested in deepening our program’s strengths in Latin America and/or the African Diaspora.  The area of specialty is also open, while we encourage applications from candidates whose research considers urban anthropology, globalization, language and culture, cultural heritage studies, social movements, economic anthropology or political anthropology.  Ph. D. required; candidate must have completed requirements for the degree by the time of appointment.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty 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.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.  For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

To apply, please go to and submit a cover letter.  In addition, candidates should include a statement of how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, a teaching statement, a c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications begins on October 15, 2016.  Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.