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Position Opening: Berea College

August 30, 2021

Tenure-track Position in Engineering Technologies and Applied Design

The Engineering Technologies and Applied Design (ETAD) department at Berea College seeks a dynamic faculty member for a tenure-track position starting August 2022. ETAD is an immersive and creative environment that provides students with the understanding and skills to address a wide range of real-world problems. Our coursework balances theory with hands-on application and utilizes a range of technology in well-equipped labs. 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 will also have opportunities to explore other teaching/research interests throughout the department’s curriculum as well as in other departments throughout the campus.

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. ETAD students complete coursework in a range of fields, from renewable energy production to graphic design to product development and production. In any given semester students may explore a variety of projects/experiences such as developing new methods of heating campus greenhouses, participating as a team member on the solar vehicle project, designing and testing low cost underwater sensors for coral reef restoration in the Caribbean, or designing and testing a new product line for the college’s crafts industry. Given the nature of technology and our commitment to student service, future colleagues are expected to participate in the continued development of content, curriculum, and pedagogy. Ideal candidates would embrace this practice through professional development and active participation in our evolving fields.

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. ETAD seeks a faculty member to help continue to shape the program and best prepare students for a future of inquiry, service, and action. A terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Education or other closely related fields is required. The College is actively recruiting people of all genders and those who are currently underrepresented in American Higher Education are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly trajectory, three original letters of recommendation, and copies of all academic transcripts to: Review of applications will begin October 11th 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 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 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. In 2021, Berea College once again topped the list of “Best Value Colleges” in the nation in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. Berea’s no-tuition model contributed to its No. 1 best-value ranking. Forbes cited a 2021 study of nearly 400 colleges in the United States, in which Berea College ranks second in terms of affordability and academic quality. And in 2021 The Princeton Review cited Berea College as “one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree.” The publication also recognized Berea as a Best Value College, based on academic rigor, affordability and graduates’ career outcomes; a Best Green College; and a Tuition-Free School.

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.