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Assistant Professor in Physical Education and Health-Exercise Science

The Berea College Physical Education and Health Program announces an appointment in Exercise Science beginning August, 2013. With successful performance, up to three years is possible in the appointment.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in an Exercise Science field. We seek an Exercise Science educator who is an enthusiastic teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses in Exercise Science related to Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Assessment, and other courses in the Physical Education Major and the Health Minor.  Other primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Lifetime Wellness and activity courses for the general student population.  Teaching in the general education program is also an expectation.

Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a teaching statement, a c.v., unofficial transcripts, three reference letters, evidence of good undergraduate teaching, and sample course syllabi. Send all application materials to Ms. Stephanie Woodie, Program Coordinator, at . Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, 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 students from 40 states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea 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. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

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.




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