The Technology and Applied Design department at Berea College seeks a dynamic faculty member for a tenure-track position starting August 2019 in Design and Documentation. The ideal candidate will help students utilize design principles to create solutions directed toward real-world problems and will work with students to explore and apply iterative design processes through individual and small-group experiences through both virtual and physical models. Candidates with experience or background in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Additive Manufacturing, Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Graphic Design, Industrial/Product Design, Mechanical Design, Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, or other related fields. Teaching experience and/or industry experience related to CAD, CAM, Graphics, Industrial/Product Design, Machine Component Design, Production/Manufacturing Engineering, or other related fields is a plus, and fluency in parametric modeling is preferred. Successful candidates will have access to a variety of contemporary equipment, including laser engravers, 3D printers, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, and/or traditional tools and techniques. A terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial Design, Technology Education, or other closely related fields is required.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly trajectory, three original letters of recommendation, copies of all academic transcripts, and a completed Berea College application found at: http://www.berea.edu/FacApp
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-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 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. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. 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 nine 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, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at: .
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.