Our next departmental speaker will be Geraldine Richmond from University of Oregon speaking on April 1, 2020.
About the Department
Article in Fall 2003 Chemistry Magazine published by the American Chemical Society which describes the Berea College chemistry department.
This tenure-track assistant professor position requires a Ph.D. in biochemistry (or equivalent degree in related field). Post-doctoral research and teaching experience are highly desirable. This successful candidate is expected to teach primarily biochemistry, as well as upper division advanced laboratory, and other special topics courses. The new faculty member will also be expected to contribute regularly to the general education curriculum at Berea College. As with all tenure-track faculty at Berea College, there is an expectation of excellent teaching and of conducting research (securing both internal and external funding) with students as well as advising and other college activities. We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context and who are familiar with evidence-based, student-centered teaching. The chemistry department is seeking an individual with experience working within a community of diverse students and colleagues. Successful candidates will, by their teaching, research, or service, demonstrate that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Berea College is committed in its mission to provide a quality college education to high-ability students of limited economic means, to foster interracial and intercultural education and to serve the Appalachian region. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Details about the web site for applications will be posted shortly.
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 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 and 2017, 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 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.