Berea College, History
Visiting Assistant Professor of US History/African-American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kentucky, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
Berea College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. History with a specialization in African-American history. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a two-year appointment beginning in August 2017.
The teaching load will be six classes, including an introductory US history survey course (post-1865), an introductory course in African-American history, upper division courses in U.S. and African-American history and teaching within the College's General Education Program. A strong preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in African-American history. Completion of a Ph.D. in History by August 2017, evidence of quality undergraduate college teaching, and an active research program are expected.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of quality undergraduate teaching, two syllabi reflecting primary and secondary teaching interests, three recommendation letters, and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of materials will begin February 15, 2017, 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. 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 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, the magazine ranked it number 1.
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.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies