Assistant/Associate Professor, Centre College

Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Sociology beginning August 2017.  The Sociology program seeks a teacher-scholar who will enhance the living, learning, and teaching environment at Centre College with their lived experience, ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. Their contributions will push Centre students and Centre faculty to consider new ideas and viewpoints.  While the area of specialty is open, we encourage applications from candidates whose research considers race and ethnicity, justice, law, crime, urban sociology, economic sociology, migration, environmental sociology, or political sociology.  Ph. D. preferred; very advanced ABD will be considered.

This position is part of a college-wide diversity initiative that will add new tenure-track positions in each academic division. As an institution that values inclusion, Centre College desires a faculty that reflect the diversity found within our student body, and across the nation, and the college intends for the person hired in this position to contribute to our achieving that goal.

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

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.

To apply, please go to and submit a cover letter, a teaching statement, a c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference.  In addition, candidates must include a diversity statement that should explain the importance of diversity and inclusion and how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre. Review of applications begins on March 23, 2017.  Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.