Tenure-track Position in Accounting
Berea College’s Economics and Business Department announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Accounting, beginning August 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate accounting courses while being fully integrated into a liberal arts environment. Required courses include: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting or Tax, and Auditing. There may also be opportunities to teach in the College’s General Studies program, to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses, or to offer additional accounting courses occasionally. In 2017 our Accounting program was named as the 28th best undergraduate accounting program in the U.S. by accounting.com.
Candidates holding the PhD or DBA in Accounting, or the MBA or MS in Accountancy with professional certification and relevant applied professional and/or teaching experience are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be willing to take a leadership role, along with other faculty colleagues, in continuing to develop our Accounting Concentration in ways that will serve the CPA Evolution Initiative. We seek candidates who can achieve excellence in teaching and scholarship and who, in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, will find ways to grow professionally and to interact with students on a one-on-one basis. Additional responsibilities include advising students, assisting in curriculum development and assessment, and participating in other departmental activities. The teaching load is six courses per year. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with education, experience and scholarship record.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to https://tinyurl.com/44pwr3hn. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College is actively recruiting people of all genders and those who are currently underrepresented in American higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
Berea Kentucky is 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 www.berea.edu.