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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Technology and Applied Design

Berea College announces a tenure-track position in the Technology and Applied Design Program, to begin Fall Term 2013.  A strong background in the designing, planning and fabrication process using traditional and computer-controlled tools in an artisan, construction, or manufacturing context is required. Experience in CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping (turning, milling, 3D printing, or other) is also essential. The successful candidate must also have deep interest in providing a transformative context for student learning using hands-on integrated labs as well as in helping students understand how research and theory inform every stage of production from design to implementation. Master’s or higher degree in technology, technology/engineering education, engineering, or a related field required with earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree required prior to tenure consideration.


Commitments to the purposes of the College and to superior teaching at the undergraduate level are essential.  Applicants should email a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Alan Mills at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. More information about the Technology and Applied Design program can be found at


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 and 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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