Job Opportunity: Berea College, Sabbatical Replacement‏

Studio Art, Fibers with a secondary focus in Printmaking: The Berea College and the Art and Art History Program invite applications for a full time, one-year sabbatical replacement position (pending approval), to run the fibers studio and teach a basic design course and courses at all levels in fibers and printmaking.  MFA in fibers is required, with secondary areas to include printmaking.  Preferred are candidates with exhibition record and quality undergraduate teaching experience.  Teaching responsibility is six courses for the academic year. Benefits included; salary and rank based on qualifications and experience.

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.  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. The college 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. 14,000) 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.

All applications are to be submitted electronically to: Artsearch@berea.edu  Please submit a letter of application for this position, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of candidate’s studio art, 20 digital images of student art, a studio teaching philosophy statement, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts.   For full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 15, 2014.

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