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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Berea College
Berea, Kentucky
Closing date
Mar 3, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
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Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

The Berea College Art and Art History Department announces a full-time, one-year faculty position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology, beginning August 2023. The teaching load includes three courses each semester, including Introduction to Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and a capstone seminar. Topical courses based on the candidate’s areas of specialization are also possible. PhD by August 2023 and college teaching experience preferred, ABD considered.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching goals, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at this stage), and three letters of recommendation to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For full consideration all application materials must be received by February 22, 2023.

About the Berea College Art and Art History Department: we believe in interdisciplinary connections, the dialogue inspired by great ideas, texts, works of art, and artifacts and the goals of the liberal arts experience to answer questions as to what it means to be a thinking, feeling, and productive undergraduate artist, art historian, and archaeologist. For more information on the Berea College Art and Art History Department, see 

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 admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review – the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

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.


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