Berea College’s Communication Department announces a tenure-track position at the assistant level beginning in August, 2019. A Ph.D. in Communication is expected at time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load consisting of Organizational Communication and Public Relations courses, with an emphasis on digital/social media in an organizational or public relations context, as well as a variety of general courses such as Introduction to Communication and Communication Theories. The candidate will also teach courses in one’s area of specialization as well as in the General Education Program. Other responsibilities include continuing professional and scholarly growth, advising, and providing service to the Department and College. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to service-learning, an established record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level, display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community, and demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the unique mission of Berea College. Forensics coaching and/or broadcast journalism experience are not required but are advantages.
To apply, please send a complete Berea College application form found at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, a current CV, a cover letter that includes a statement on the attraction to Berea College, most recent transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample student evaluations or a professional portfolio), and three letters of recommendation to ComSearch2018@berea.edu. Review of applications will begin October 28 and continue until the position is filled. Berea College will be represented at the NCA Convention in Salt Lake City, and applicants are invited to visit Berea’s table at the job fair.
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.
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.