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.
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.
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.
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