The Psychology Department at Berea College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor position for the 2019-2020 academic year, to begin in August 2019. This is a two-year position, assuming satisfactory annual performance. The area of expertise is open, but the ideal candidate will be expected to teach General Psychology and Research Methods. Candidates with the ability to teach courses in specialty areas such as Biological, Cognitive, and/or Abnormal Psychology are highly desirable. The more broadly prepared candidate with evidence of the potential for excellent teaching will be favored. The department maintains a well-equipped Neuroscience laboratory in addition to spaces for other research. The full-time course load is three courses per semester. Summer teaching may also be available. Recent or imminent Ph.D.s in psychology desiring to gain significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College Community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of the institution.
Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations, a teaching portfolio, etc.), a statement of teaching and research interests (as pdf attachments), official electronic graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to email@example.com. Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of applications will begin January 10 and continue until the position is filled.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.