Tenure-Track Position in Elementary Education
The Berea College Department of Education Studies (EDS) invites applications for a tenure-track Elementary Education position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August of 2024. This position is intended to support the Elementary Education Concentration, since it is the largest certification program in the Department. The successful candidate will have expertise in all elementary content areas.
The ideal candidate will have: ●Earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and/or Elementary Education and/or related field. ●Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience as a credentialed K–5 teacher. ●Experience and knowledge with integration of elementary content area standards. ●Experience teaching and mentoring post-secondary students within an Educator Preparation Program (EPP). ●Evidence of teaching and research excellence.
Preferred qualifications include: ●Knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to education and social and emotional learning (SEL). ●Knowledge of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy.
Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), a cover letter, a teaching philosophy statement, a scholarship statement, three letters of reference, official transcripts, and teaching evaluations at the post-secondary level if available. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1855, Berea College is nationally recognized 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 $190,000. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive yet demanding academic environment, and most 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 South; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings lists Berea as the #3 Best Value Colleges and 148 among 250 ranked colleges (highest-ranked Kentucky college). The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #5 among Liberal arts Colleges, and #1 Best Bang for the Buck in the South. U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #26 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 for Most Innovative Schools, #6 in Top Performers in Social Mobility, and tied for #16 in Best Undergraduate Teaching. Money (2022) ranks Berea #20 Best Overall College and #10 for Best in the South.
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.