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Visiting Instructor/ Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Applicants with a strong interest in technology and its relationship to society are encouraged to apply for a 3-year visiting instructor or visiting assistant professor in Computer and Information Science at Berea College, starting in August, 2020. Successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm for learning to teach and conduct scholarship in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts context, and a commitment to building a diverse community. The department uses innovative, student-centered pedagogies, especially active and engaged learning techniques in a setting which places high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing. Colleagues excited about teaching at all levels of undergraduate courses will have the flexibility and support needed to teach established courses and to build new, interesting courses. The College also provides significant support for launching a research agenda, typically conducted with undergraduate students. Applicants must have a master's or higher degree in a computational area.

Computer Science has become one of the largest majors at the College, and is staffed by a collegial set of faculty and staff who mentor and work with students as teaching assistants and student software developers in the College's work study program. As instructors, advisors, and work supervisors, our connections with students have created a strong network of alumni that remain connected to the department and help to mentor our students professionally.

All specialty areas are welcome, especially in areas of strong student interest including machine learning, big data/informatics, cybersecurity, and computer science education.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications 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. 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 is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application! 
 

Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

 

Note to Prospective Employees:

Each year, Berea College Public Safety publishes an annual report to the campus to make public crime statistics, policies, and procedures for Berea College.  This Annual Security Report, required by the Jeane Clery Act, Minger Act, and the Student Right To Know Act is now available for review.  For a full, printable version of the ASR, you can click here: https://www.berea.edu/public-safety/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/Annual-Security-Report-2017.pdf

For a policy-by-policy version that is easier to read and browse, please visit Public Safety’s website here: https://www.berea.edu/public-safety/annual-security-report-2017/