The Technology and Applied Design (TAD) Program at Berea College announces a tenure-track position in Electricity and Electronics, beginning August 2020. TAD is an immersive and creative environment that provides students with the understanding and skills to address a wide range of real-world problems. Our coursework balances theory with hands-on application and utilizes a range of technology in well-equipped labs.
TAD seeks a dynamic faculty member to aid in the advancement, integration, and implementation of the department’s electricity and electronics curriculum. The successful applicant will teach in all levels of the TAD Electricity and Electronics courses (TAD 265 and 460) and contribute to other areas of the TAD Program. An interest in sustainable energy, automation, embedded systems, or robotics would also be favorably considered. An ability to teach and/or collaborate across departments and divisions would be viewed as valuable. In addition, the faculty member would be responsible for working with students in the College’s renowned labor program and contributing to the General Studies program.
TAD students complete coursework in a range of fields, from renewable energy production to graphic design to product development and production. In any given semester students may work to further our campus’s mission of sustainability by developing new methods of heating for campus greenhouses, by participating as a team member on the solar vehicle project, by designing and testing low cost underwater sensors for coral reef restoration in the Caribbean, or by designing and testing a new product line through the application of rapid prototyping using parametric modeling, 3d printing, laser cutting and computer numerical controlled machining along with traditional techniques. The program is currently in the design phase of our new 80,000 sq. ft. building. TAD seeks a faculty member to help continue to shape the program and best prepare students for a future of inquiry, service, and action.
The successful candidate should have a terminal degree in an appropriate field and be prepared to teach and develop courses in Technology and Applied Design. Applicants with experience in Engineering (Automation, Computer, Electrical, Production), Engineering Technology, Robotics, or other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. A terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial Design, Technology Education, or other closely related fields is required for tenure consideration. Applicants in the process of completing a terminal degree are encouraged to apply. As Berea aims to continue to have faculty that represent the students served by the College, women and those from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy with scholarly trajectory, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all academic transcripts to https://tinyurl.com/y56u76zt. Review of materials will begin January 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.
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.