Berea College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant level in
Philosophy to begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. is required before appointment. The teaching load
is 3/3 with enthusiastic participation in the College’s General Education program. Berea seeks a
philosopher who complements the Department’s current strengths (ancient philosophy,
contemporary metaphysics, and philosophy of language) and who will eagerly cross disciplinary
boundaries to work with faculty in other departments. Teaching excellence is the paramount
qualification, including demonstrated ability to engage students from different majors in rigorous
writing, reasoning, and research, using primary texts.
To apply, please send a complete Berea College application form found at
http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, a letter stating views about teaching at Berea College, a
transcript, a current curriculum vita, three reference letters, evidence of excellent undergraduate
teaching, and sample course syllabi to PhiSearch2018@berea.edu. Review of applications will
begin November 15 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-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 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.
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