Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Berea College
  • Berea, KY
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

The Berea College Department of Biology invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position to begin August 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a biological field with expertise in Anatomy and Physiology and a strong commitment to teaching. Previous college teaching experience is strongly preferred; post-doctoral experience is valuable. Teaching responsibilities in the Biology Department will include the Anatomy and Physiology I course, the introductory biology course for majors, and an advanced biology course in the applicant's area of specialty. 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. 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 education to high-ability students of limited economic means, to foster interracial and intercultural education, and to serve the Appalachian region. Berea seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, invested in scholarship and their discipline, and who are also supportive of Berea's core mission.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Review of materials will begin immediately 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 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea's recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

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

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