Job Opening – Assistant Professor (11/2012)

2012 November 5

Berea College Berea, Kentucky

The Art and Art History program at Berea College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History, beginning August 2013, with an interest in cross-cultural artistic interactions. We seek candidates with distinct primary and secondary areas of specialization to teach a wide range of undergraduates, both studio and art history majors and non-majors. Primary or secondary area should cover western art (neither medieval nor modern), and another area in either a distinct chronological era or a non-Western region. Of particular interest are candidates with a specialization in African, Asian, or Native American art. A six-course teaching load encompasses a Survey of Western art, beginner and upper-level period and topical art history courses, and humanities coursework within the College’s General Education Core. Responsibilities of the position include advising students and committee service. Completion of the Ph.D. by August 2013, evidence of quality college teaching, and an active research program are expected.

Please submit all application materials to Lisa L. Kriner, Director of Visual Art, at, including: a letter of application, a c. v., writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of quality undergraduate teaching, two syllabi reflecting primary and secondary teaching interests, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 31, 2012.

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 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts college in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. 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 seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

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

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.

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