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The Technology and Applied Design (TAD) Program at Berea College announces a tenure-track position in Electricity and Electronics, beginning August 2021. TAD is an immersive and creative environment that provides students with the understanding and skills to address a wide range of real-world problems. Our coursework balances theory with hands-on application and utilizes a range of technology in well-equipped labs. TAD seeks a dynamic faculty member to aid in the enhancement of the department's electricity and electronics curriculum. The successful applicant will teach in all levels of the TAD Electricity and Electronics courses (TAD 265 and 460) and contribute to other areas of the TAD Program.

An interest in sustainable energy, automation, embedded systems, or robotics would also be favorably considered. An ability to teach and/or collaborate across departments and divisions would be viewed as valuable. In addition, the faculty member would be responsible for working with students in the College's renowned labor program and contributing to the General Studies program. TAD students complete coursework in a range of fields, from renewable energy production to graphic design to product development and production. In any given semester students may work to further our campus's mission of sustainability by developing new methods of heating for campus greenhouses, by participating as a team member on the solar vehicle project, by designing and testing low cost underwater sensors for coral reef restoration in the Caribbean, or by designing and testing a new product line through the application of rapid prototyping using parametric modeling, 3d printing, laser cutting and computer numerical controlled machining along with traditional techniques.

The program is currently in the design phase of our new building. TAD seeks a faculty member to help continue to shape the program and best prepare students for a future of inquiry, service, and action. The successful candidate should have a terminal degree in an appropriate field and be prepared to teach and develop courses in Technology and Applied Design. Applicants with experience in Engineering (Automation, Computer, Electrical, Production), Engineering Technology, Robotics, or other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. A terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial Design, Technology Education, or other closely related fields is required for tenure consideration. Applicants in the process of completing a terminal degree are encouraged to apply. People of all genders and those who are currently underrepresented in American higher education are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship, and service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, transcripts, and three recommendation letters to apply. Review of materials will begin October 28th, 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 nine 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 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