Position in Spanish
The Berea College Department of Foreign Languages
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position
in Spanish beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Spanish and a native or
near-native command of Spanish, as well as a native
or near-native command of English, with a successful record of teaching
undergraduates. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduates at all levels
(courses may include the introductory Spanish language sequence, writing, translation
and literature courses, Spanish linguistics/History
of Spanish language and phonetics, Spanish for heritage speakers, Spanish for
professional proficiency [nursing, social work, etc.]; advising Spanish majors
and minors; and contributing service to the department and to the college.
Willingness to participate in the General Education program is also expected.
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. Successful candidates will, through their
teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building
a diverse community.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum
vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of
recommendation to apply. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2020, 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 1,650 students
from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76
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 $178,000 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
Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal
Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms
of affordability from 2016 to 2019. 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. 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.