3 Year Position in Special
Pending grant approval, the Berea College Department of Education
Studies (EDS) invites applications for a three-year position in Special
Education at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2023.
The EDS Department offers elementary education certification, and this position
is intended to augment this area of concentration, expand EDS students’ understanding
of students with exceptionalities, and increase their preparedness to teach in
the general education and special education classroom setting. Expertise in areas such as high incidence
disabilities, high-leverage practices, learning disabilities, emotional and
behavior disorders, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), assessment,
curricular and instructional support in inclusive settings, and/or early
intervention is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have:
1. Earned doctorate in special education or related field.
2. Five or more years of experience as a credentialed special education Pre-K -5 teacher.
3. Experience and knowledge writing IEPs.
4. Evidence of teaching and research excellence at the undergraduate level.
Preferred qualifications include:
1. Kentucky Mild/Moderate Education Specialist credential with teaching experience in that area
2. Background in ABA theory and/or autism spectrum disorders.
3. Knowledge of CEEDAR Center.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching
and scholarship philosophy statement, CV, three letters of reference, and
official transcripts. A
review of applications will commence January 5, 2023, and 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 1,600 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.