Assistant Professor of Art, Technology & Applied Design
Berea College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art, Technology & Applied Design. This joint appointment holds opportunities for collaborative, integrative, multi-disciplinary teaching and other contributions to two vibrant, forward-looking, academic programs in a small liberal arts college setting. Successful candidates will hold an MFA in Sculpture, possess demonstrable understanding of materials, processes, and engineering principles, have an active exhibition record, and exhibit interest in pursuing scholarly research in technology and industrial design. Quality undergraduate teaching is essential for this joint faculty position. The successful candidate will teach six courses a year: Courses in Art will include beginning to advanced sculpture and drawing, and courses in Technology and Applied Design will contribute meaningfully in one or more of the program’s concentrations—artisan studies, technology education, or technology management, for example. This position also includes supervision of students in the College’s Labor program, advising and mentoring students, service on College-wide committees, and occasionally teaching core courses in the College’s General Education program.
Please submit all application materials to Drs. Robert Hoag and Jan Pearce, Search Committee Co-Chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, including: a letter of application for this position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarly trajectory, twenty digital images of the candidate’s studio art, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of quality undergraduate teaching (if available), three recommendation letters, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 3, 2014.
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 students from 40 states and 60 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. The College admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. 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 seven federally-recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) 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.