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Tenure-track Position in Health and Human Performance - Berea College

State: Berea, KY
Position: Tenure-track Position in Health and Human Performance
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: September 18, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Berea College Health and Human Performance (HHP) Department announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin in August 2019 in lifespan motor behavior. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in kinesiology or a closely related field, with advanced coursework in motor development, motor control, and/or motor learning; research experience with students is preferred. Course responsibilities may include Motor Behavior across the Lifespan, Foundations of Human Performance, Principles of Wellness, and physical activity courses. The appointment offers opportunities for high-impact learning opportunities, interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching in the General Education Program, academic advising, and supervision of internships. The Department offers B.A. degrees in Health and Human Performance, HHP P-12 Teaching Certification, Health Studies, and minors in Health Studies and Dance and provides a wide range of exercise science, health, and fitness courses and credentials serving the entire student body. The ideal candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching and scholarship philosophy statement, current C.V., three letters of recommendation, evidence of successful undergraduate teaching (i.e., course evaluations), a sample course syllabus, and official transcripts to Applicants should also submit a completed Faculty Application form available at with the other materials. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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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-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 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. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. 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 nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.

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

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.