Berea College, the alma mater of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, seeks a Department Chair of African and African American Studies. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2018 at the associate level or higher. The Department seeks a candidate with a record of exemplary teaching and an active scholarly agenda, along with academic leadership experience. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in African and African American Studies, a course on the African diaspora, an upper-division course in the area of the faculty member’s interests, and participation in the College’s General Education Program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in African and African American Studies or a related field. Berea seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, invested in scholarship and their discipline, dedicated to mentoring students, and who are also supportive of Berea’s core mission.
Applicants should submit a letter of application referencing the qualities listed above, cv, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, two syllabi in the areas of African and African American studies or other teaching interests, three recommendation letters, and transcripts to AFRsearch2017@berea.edu. Applicants should also complete and submit the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.