Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Sustainable Food Production Systems at Berea College

Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Sustainable Food Production Systems
The Berea College Agriculture and Natural Resources Program invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in agronomy and sustainable food production. A Ph.D. in agronomy, agroecology, crop science, or a related discipline is required. Individuals with practical and research experience in integrated crop-livestock production systems and management of sustainable food systems appropriate for small to medium-sized farms are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the following areas: crop production, farm management, and soil conservation, with additional areas negotiated based on need, interest, and available facilities. Responsibilities will also include supervising, training, and working with students on the College’s 500-acre educational farm, which includes livestock, field crops, and horticulture.
Commitments to the purposes of the College and to superior teaching at the undergraduate level are essential. Applicants should email a cover letter, current CV, a teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Sarah Hall, at: . Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. More information about the academic department, degree program, and educational farm can be found at
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 students from 40 states and 60 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. The College admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. 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 seven federally-recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) 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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