Berea College, History
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of United States History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kentucky, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History at Berea College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of United States History. A Ph.D. in History is required. A.B.D. candidates who expect to complete the Ph.D. by August 2023 will be considered.
We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in the period prior to 1865, with secondary training in Latin American history. Other possible secondary fields include colonization, trans-national history, and indigenous studies. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is highly desirable.
Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year over two semesters, shared responsibility in the two-semester U.S. History survey, required classes for the major, both introductory and upper-level courses in areas of specialization and interest, and participation in the college’s General Education program. We are seeking an inventive teacher who is eager to participate in curricular development and model for students the skills and dispositions that undergird historical and humanistic inquiry.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to https://tinyurl.com/ujurtt7m. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The College is actively recruiting people of all genders and those who are currently underrepresented in American higher education are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with education, experience and scholarship record.
Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review – the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.
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 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:||American History / Studies