The Technology and Applied Design (TAD) Department at Berea College announces a tenure-track position in Automation, Electricity/Electronics, Embedded Systems, and Robotics. TAD is an immersive and creative environment that provides students with the understanding and skills to address a wide range of real-world problems. This is done through coursework that balances theory with hands-on application while utilizing a range of technology in well-equipped labs. The Department is currently in the design phase of our new 80,000 sq ft building. In addition to studio space it will house lectures, presentations, and gallery space to show the work of students, faculty, and visiting artists
TAD seeks a faculty member to help continue to shape the Department and best prepare students for a future of inquiry, service, and action. The successful candidate will help students address real-world problems to aid in development and advancement of Automation, Electricity/Electronics, Embedded Systems, and Robotics at a variety of scales. The successful applicant will teach in all levels of the TAD Electricity and Electronics courses (TAD 265 and 460) and have the opportunity to contribute to other areas of the TAD Department as well as the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Sustainability. In addition, the faculty member would be responsible for working with students in the College’s renowned labor program and contributing to the General Studies Program.
Applicants with experience in Engineering (Automation, Computer, Electrical, Production), Engineering Technology, Robotics, Alternative Energies, Ecological Architecture or other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. A terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial Design, Technology Education, or other closely related fields is required for tenure consideration. Applicants in the process of completing a terminal degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants 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 optional portfolio to TADSearch@berea.edu . Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp with the application materials. Review of materials will begin January 15, 2018, 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 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.
Terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial Design, Technology Education or closely related field