ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a
setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of
about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is
located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75
miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive
liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry
unites a challenging academic program with practical work
experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth,
including significant service to others.
We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as
teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to
serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus.
Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students
participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits
The Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing at Berry College
invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor
positions in literature and writing starting August 2022. We seek
two teacher-scholar-mentors in complementary areas who will engage
our students in courses focusing on Global/Ethnic literatures in
English with expertise in postcolonial, diasporic, and/or
indigenous studies. Applications are encouraged from candidates
with innovative approaches to the field which may include:
empire/race/colonialism, transnationalism, gender and sexuality
studies, or environmental studies. Responsibilities will include
courses in both our general education program and in the major. A
commitment to teaching first-year writing is also needed.
Opportunities will be available for curricular development and
interdisciplinary teaching including courses for a developing
ethnic studies minor. Ability to teach both American ethnic
literatures and British literature is a plus.
The successful candidates will be joining a vibrant, engaging
department with steady student enrollment. The department is housed
in the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Junior
faculty at Berry have access to a wide range of professional
development opportunities, including summer research grants,
interdisciplinary teaching, generous support for conference travel
as well as teaching workshops and seminars. Additionally, there are
multiple opportunities in and out of the classroom for our faculty
to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with our students
such as fostering their development as research assistants through
the college's LifeWorks program, guiding them in undergraduate
research and Honors theses, and coaching them in the development of
their capstone portfolios.
We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and
scholarship is aligned with and will advance the department's work
on adding diversity to the college curriculum and promoting our
values of equity, inclusion, diversity, and respect for and service
to others. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude and
enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts environment, and a
commitment to mentoring and guiding students. Candidates from
historically minoritized groups are especially encouraged to
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in English. ABD candidates near
completion will be considered. Review of applications will begin
October 30, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal
Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws
and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and
employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all
individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without
regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs,
services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including
those seeking employment. Inquiries about interview or workplace
accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps,
Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.
All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit
to a full national background check prior to hiring.
Applicants should provide the following materials:
(1) Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the
(2) Curriculum Vitae (CV).
(3) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
(4) A statement of teaching philosophy.
(5) A statement of research philosophy and interests.
(6) A statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals
of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with
a liberal arts core.
(7) Names and contact information for three references.