Centre College seeks candidates for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with a specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in religion (ABD considered). 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 and experience teaching and mentoring diverse students. This position will be responsible for teaching three courses in the first academic year, and four courses in the second year with the expectation that a portion of those courses will be part of the College’s general education curriculum. The College will provide mentoring opportunities and funds to maintain an active scholarly agenda.
Having recently celebrated its 200th anniversary, Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre has long been ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and is proud to host one of the nation’s premiere study abroad programs. 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 is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, 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.
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 religion 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.
To apply, please see the full posting online. 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 your teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement addressing your approach and commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom and across our campus community, and 5) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional experience and expertise. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2020.