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3 Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance

The Health and Human Performance department at Berea College invites applications for a full-time, three-year Assistant Professor position, with the potential for renewal. Teaching responsibilities will include: classes in the Health and Human Performance General and P-12 curriculums and within the General Wellness curriculum, beginning August 2024. The ideal candidate will have an Ed.D/Ph.D. (ABD considered) in physical education, kinesiology or closely related field, and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Candidates with expertise in adapted physical education and individual/dual sports are particularly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College. 

Courses may include: Adapted physical education, Individual/Dual Sports, Wellness, and various activity courses.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Required Qualifications:

Earned Master’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology or closely related field at time of application
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in K-12 Physical Education
Minimum of 1 year experience teaching Methods courses
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Commitment to student engagement, mentoring and success
Evidence of demonstrating ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate degree or ABD in Education
Master's Degree in K-12 Physical Education, & Developmental Adapted Physical Education
Three or more years' experience in teaching K-12 Physical Education
Previous teaching experience at a post-secondary institution with evidence of teaching effectiveness
Experience supervising undergraduate students
Active engagement in the professional community discipline
Use of technology in teaching, including online classes
Teaching license in K-12 Physical Education

Founded in 1855, Berea College  is nationally recognized 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 with a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $190,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and most 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 South; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings lists Berea as the #3 Best Value Colleges and 148 among 250 ranked colleges (highest-ranked Kentucky college). The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #5 among Liberal arts Colleges, and #1 Best Bang for the Buck in the South. U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #26 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 for Most Innovative Schools, #6 in Top Performers in Social Mobility, and tied for #16 in Best Undergraduate Teaching. Money (2022) ranks Berea #20 Best Overall College and #10 for Best in the South.

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

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.