Tenure-Track Position – Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Berea College, Berea
Jan 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Berea College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts context, be able to make connections with other disciplines, and will have interest in using active and engaged learning techniques in teaching, including utilizing student-centered pedagogies such as flipped classrooms, pair-programming, project-based learning, service-learning, etc. Successful applicants must hold a terminal degree in computer science or a closely related field.


Computer Science at Berea College has seen tremendous growth in the past decade and now serves 10 percent of Berea’s entire student body in any given term. The current Program is staffed by a dynamic and collegial set of three other faculty members, equally comfortable and interested in teaching introductory and advanced courses. The students who work alongside the faculty as teaching assistants and student software developers are essential to the success of the Program and are some of its best ambassadors. The faculty places a high value on being interested in engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing. Candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, c. v., statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, three original letters of recommendation, copies of all academic transcripts, and a completed Faculty Application available from www.berea.edu/FacApp to cscsearch2017@berea.edu. Review of materials will begin February 17, 2017, and 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; remaining 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 eight 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; in 2016-2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.


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.