Berea College announces a full time, tenure-track position in the Economics and Business Department in MIS/Analytics, beginning August 2020. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate business courses within a fully integrated liberal arts environment. Required courses include Management Information Systems (MIS), Business Applications and Programming, Data Analytics, and other undergraduate business courses. Other teaching or research interests will be considered including Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Database Systems, and interdisciplinary courses in Computer Information Science. Requirements include proficiency teaching Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Access, knowledge of Visual Basic, and experience with R or Python for performing data analytics and data mining. There may also be opportunities to teach in the College’s Core General Education curriculum. Applicants having completed or who are close to completing their PhD in MIS are preferred; applicants with a PhD or Master’s degree in a related business discipline, and who have significant graduate level coursework and/or professional experience in MIS and Analytics will also be considered. Commitment to the purposes of the College and to superior teaching, research and mentoring of undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with education, experience and scholarship record. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.
Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses specific qualifications, a current CV, transcripts of all degrees, two teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: https://tinyurl.com/yxvrjxbd. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
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 1,650 students from 40 states and 60 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $176,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 in the South, while the Wall Street Journal and Times (of London) Higher Education ranked Berea the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability. In their 2019 report US News and World Report ranked Berea as the best liberal arts college in Kentucky; No. 8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching; and No. 2 in Most Innovative Schools. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Berea College
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.