March 15, 2021
One-Year Position in Engineering Technologies and Applied Design
The Engineering Technologies and Applied Design department at Berea College seeks a dynamic faculty member for a one-year position starting August 2021. The ideal candidate would teach courses focusing on 3D design and prototyping where students utilize software as a tool to address real-world problems. Tools would include CAD/CAM software packages in addition to a variety of rapid prototyping equipment. Successful candidates may also have opportunities to explore other teaching/research interests throughout the department’s curriculum.
In addition to the preceding description, ideal candidates would have some experience with Industrial or Product Design as well as Prototyping or Material Processing equipment. Teaching experience and/or industry experience related to CAD, CAM, Industrial/Product Design, Machine Component Design, Production/Manufacturing Engineering, or other related fields, is also appreciated. Successful candidates will have access to a variety of contemporary equipment, including laser engravers, 3D printers, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, and/or traditional tools and techniques. A degree in Education (Engineering or Technology), Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or other closely related fields is preferred.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly trajectory, copies of all academic transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation to https://tinyurl.com/t5mtt3bw. Review of applications will begin April 1st 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. 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.
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