Overview

The Berea College Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment in motor behavior. The position will begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Kinesiology, Human Performance, or related field. The successful candidate will join a Department that offers B.A. degrees in HHP general curriculum, HHP with P-12 Teaching Certification, and minors in Health Studies, Health Teaching, and Dance. Course responsibilities include: Motor Behavior across the Lifespan (motor development, motor learning, motor control), Individual and Team Sports, additional courses supporting the major and influenced by the candidate’s specialty, Wellness, and physical activity courses. The appointment offers opportunities for high-impact student-learning experiences, interdisciplinary collaboration and team-teaching, as well as teaching in the General Education Program. Berea seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, continued professional and scholarly growth, dedicated to mentoring students, and who are also supportive of Berea’s core mission.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching and scholarship philosophy statement, current C.V., three letters of recommendation, evidence of successful undergraduate teaching (i.e., course evaluations), a sample course syllabus, and official transcripts to HHPSearchSP2018@berea.edu. Applicants should also submit a completed Faculty Application form available at www.berea.edu/FacApp with the other materials. Review of applications will begin November 15th 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.