Visiting Instructor/ Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science
Berea College seeks applications for a full-time visiting instructor or visiting assistant professor in the computer and information science program. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts context, making connections with other disciplines, and using active and engaged learning techniques in their teaching, such as the use of student-centered pedagogies, flipped classrooms, etc. Applicants must have a master’s or higher degree in computer science or a related field.
Computer science at Berea College has seen tremendous growth in the past decade, and our courses now serve ten percent of Berea’s student body in any given term. The program has a dynamic and collegial set of four faculty members, equally comfortable in an introductory or advanced classroom. The students who work alongside us, as teaching assistants and student software developers, are essential to our success, and are some of our best ambassadors. We place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should email a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The College admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its 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. 14,000) 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.