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Sabbatical Replacement in Art- Studio Fibers

Berea College
Job Location:
Berea, Kentucky
Other Fine and Applied Arts Faculty

Sabbatical Replacement in Art- Studio Fibers

The Berea College Art and Art History Department invites applications for a full time, one-year sabbatical replacement to teach all levels of undergraduate fibers and run the fibers studio. Teaching responsibility is six courses per year and courses include Introduction to Fibers and Color Theory, all advanced fibers courses including the capstone that prepares student for their senior exhibition, and an opportunity to teach a special topics course based on the candidate’s area of interest. MFA in fibers is required; exhibition record and college teaching experience is preferred. Benefits included, salary and rank based on qualifications and experience. The Berea College Art and Art History Department is particularly interested in adding diversity to its faculty to reflect the diversity in its student body.

Please submit a letter of application that specifically addresses Berea College and this position, a curriculum vitae, 10 digital images of your studio art, 10 images of your past student’s art, a studio teaching philosophy statement, transcripts, and three recommendation letters to to apply. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022.

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

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