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Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineer Team Leader

Berea College announces an exciting new three-year position teaching undergraduate computer science courses and leading teams of students to analyze and implement solutions that improve information systems at the College beginning July 1, 2014.  Candidates must demonstrate strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts context, making connections with other disciplines, and using active learning techniques in their teaching, such as the use of hands-on integrated labs, flipped classrooms, or other student-centered learning pedagogies.


The successful candidate will also mentor select students in software-oriented labor positions in the College’s Labor Program, which has served since 1859 to enrich students’ educational experiences through their contributions to the critical work of the College. This mentorship will help students learn to analyze and work with third-party systems, to build custom front-end or custom back-end services that automate processes, while employing best practices in modern software development. A Master’s degree or higher in software engineering, management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a related field is required.


Please submit all application materials to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jan Pearce, at, including: a letter describing why you are interested in this position, a curriculum vitae or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recommendation letters, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 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

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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