Berea College, History
Sabbatical Replacement, Chinese/Global History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kentucky, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
Berea College’s Department of History invites applications for a one-year or possibly two-year sabbatical replacement position beginning in fall 2018. The specialty is open, but special consideration will be given to candidates with interests in Chinese history (any period), imperialism, colonial studies, human migrations, or globalization. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Teaching duties include lower-division survey courses, upper-division courses in area(s) of specialization and interest, and participation in the College’s General Education program. The successful applicant will fill the position of the Asian historian in 2018–2019. Pending approval in 2019, qualified candidates could extend the position by filling in as the sabbatical replacement for the Modern European/Global historian in 2019–2020. A Ph.D. is required, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is highly desirable.
Berea College is committed in its mission to provide a quality education to high-ability students of limited economic means, to foster interracial and intercultural education, and to serve the Appalachian region. Berea seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, invested in scholarship and their discipline, dedicated to involving students in research, and who are also supportive of Berea’s core mission.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, transcripts, three reference letters, evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching, and sample course syllabi to HistorySearch2017@berea.edu. Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in February 2018.
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 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 and 2017, 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.
|Primary Category:||Asian American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies