Tenure-track Position in Computer Science
Berea College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track opening in Computer Science to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts context, be able to make connections with other disciplines, and will have interest in using active and engaged learning techniques in teaching, including student-centered pedagogies. Applicants who hold a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field, or plan to obtain their terminal degree by mid-August of 2023 will be given full consideration. Applicants with a Master's in computer science or a related field and significant industry experience may be considered for a continuing non-tenurable faculty position. We welcome applicants from all subdomains, but specialists in cybersecurity, graphics and visualization, front-end design, accessibility, and those concerned with socially responsible computing are particularly encouraged to apply.
Computer Science at Berea College has seen tremendous growth in the past two decades and is now consistently one of the largest majors. The department is staffed by dynamic, diverse, and collegial faculty members who are equally comfortable and interested in teaching introductory and advanced courses. Students who work alongside the faculty as teaching assistants and student software developers are essential to the success of the department and are some of its best ambassadors. The faculty is committed to engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing. Applicants from underrepresented groups in computing are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a letter of application referencing the qualities above, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, graduate transcripts, and three recommendation letters to apply. Review of applications will begin October 15, and 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 1,600 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.