Berea College announces a tenure-track search for the next leader of its Teacher Education Program. The start date is flexible, preferably between August 2019 and January 2020. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in education or an education-related field and possess a demonstrated publication record. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university/college level as well as experience as a P-12 classroom teacher. The Department Chair leads the Educator Preparation Program and will be responsible for strategic development, state and national accreditation, and program assessment. Experience as a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) site visitor desired.
Berea seeks a dynamic and innovative leader with strong interpersonal skills committed to excellence in teaching, to mentoring students, and to building relationships within and outside of the College, including local schools and state educational agencies. Berea College’s Education Studies Program has enjoyed a long and successful history of sending qualified, passionate, and diverse educators to the Appalachian Mountains and beyond.
Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations from two recent courses, research statement, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Applicants should submit these materials along with a completed Berea College application form found at Faculty Employment Application to EDSChairsearch2019@berea.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and will 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.