Mathematics & Computer Science - Berea College

Posted on 10/16/08

Berea College announces a full time, tenure-track position in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, beginning September, 2009. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences is required. Preference will be given to those with a willingness to teach at least some courses in both disciplines. A strong commitment to teaching is essential.

Responsibilities center on mathematics and computer science teaching ranging from introductory to advanced undergraduate. Above all we are seeking candidates who can achieve excellence in teaching and who, in an undergraduate environment, will find ways to grow professionally. All faculty in the Department are expected to interact with students on a one-on-one basis and in such activities as summer faculty/student research, independent studies, or senior capstone projects. The Department is supportive of all forms of scholarship.

Berea College students often are the first in their families to attend college, and they excel in Berea's rigorous, nationally-recognized academic environment. Berea College ranks among the leading colleges in the South in graduating students who go on to earn the Ph.D. and our graduates distinguish themselves in many fields, including social service, government, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science.

The town of Berea, forty miles south of Lexington and two hours from Cincinnati, is located on the edge of rolling bluegrass country and the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. About 1,500 college students, almost all residential and full-time, are enrolled in B.A. and B.S. programs in 22 academic departments. The Mathematics and Computer Science Department consists of eight full-time faculty members and some additional part-time instructors. More information about Berea College and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is available at

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts of graduate and undergraduate work, a statement of personal teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Professor James Blackburn-Lynch, Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, CPO 2146, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. Applications will be accepted until search is concluded but full consideration is guaranteed for those received by November 1st. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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.