Berea College — Tenure Track Position in Nutrition

Berea College announces a tenure track faculty appointment in nutrition and food science or related areas starting in August 2021. This position requires a doctorate plus experience teaching nutrition and other food studies (or related) courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Fundamentals of Nutrition each semester, Consumers and the Food System, and developing additional nutrition or food studies related courses.  It is highly desirable for the successful applicant to be able to teach cross-content either in human development or family studies. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to the General Education program and offer courses related to food and nutrition topics applicable to students in all disciplines.

Experience with or interest in service-learning, academic internships and other high impact learning practices is highly desirable.  The successful faculty member must be able to support our program’s emphasis on multiple aspects of sustainability of families within their environment, utilizing all types of resources.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise/mentor students in the Child and Family Studies program (traditional and non-traditional students; domestic and international). They may also supervise a teaching assistant in the College’s Labor Program and contribute to departmental supervision of other labor students.

The CFS major ranks consistently within the top four campus majors and its courses serve students in many academic programs, including Nursing, Health and Human Performance, Psychology, and Sociology. This appointment offers opportunities in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement of undergraduates as well as colleagues in diverse disciplines. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching and scholarship philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference to   A review of applications will commence October 5, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 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 eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

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.