Two visiting assistant professors (Evolutionary Biology and Genetics)

Centre College
Danville, Kentucky
Salary and benefits to be negotiated
December 31 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


Centre College invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions in Biology (one-year and two-year) to begin in August 2019. We seek teacher-scholars who will enhance the learning and teaching environment at Centre College with their lived experience, ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field by the time of appointment, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college, and have qualifications that match the following criteria: For the one-year position: an evolutionary biologist who can teach evolution, introductory biology and its associated lab, and an additional class in the candidate’s area(s) of interest. For the two-year position, a candidate with expertise in genetics who can teach an introductory genetics course and its associated lab, introductory biology and its associated lab, and additional classes in the candidate’s area(s) of interest. Collaborative research with undergraduates is encouraged and supported. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.

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. For more information on diversity at Centre, please view our Statement of Community. Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,450 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. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

To apply, please go to to submit a letter of application that includes your cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, research interests and a statement that explains the importance of diversity and inclusion and how you would contribute to and/or address issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.