One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor for Child and Family Studies

Berea College
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The Child and Family Studies Department at Berea College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates should have earned a doctorate or masters/ABD in family studies, social work, or a closely related discipline. Expertise in family systems theory and analysis of family and relationship functioning; ability to adapt and teach a variety of courses related to families; experience with active learning methodology and implementation and course management systems is preferred.

The successful candidate will also show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly in courses related to family functions, diversity in families and/or effective communication and interpersonal relationships in families. Successful candidates will also, through their teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Teaching responsibilities may include the following courses: Family Relations, Human Sexuality, Families in Poverty; Cross-Cultural Families and Senior Research Seminar.

In addition to primary teaching courses in the child and family studies program the successful candidate may be expected to contribute to the General Studies program, supervise and mentor students in labor positions, utilize the Child Development Laboratory for field work and/or research, work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers, and participate in department, division, and college meetings.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to https://tinyurl.com/592h6mc6. A review of applications will begin February 6th 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 1,600 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 $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many 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 Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review – the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

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.

Qualifications

Candidates should have earned a doctorate or masters/ABD in family studies, social work, or a closely related discipline. Expertise in family systems theory and analysis of family and relationship functioning; ability to adapt and teach a variety of courses related to families; experience with active learning methodology and implementation and course management systems is preferred.

The successful candidate will also show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly in courses related to family functions, diversity in families and/or effective communication and interpersonal relationships in families. Successful candidates will also, through their teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Organization Summary

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 1,600 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 $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many 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 Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review – the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Location

101 Chestnut Street
CPO 2201
Richmond, KY 40404
United States

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to https://tinyurl.com/592h6mc6.