Berry College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Speech

The Department of Communication invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Speech. This is a non-tenure track position annually renewable up to three years. Primary responsibilities include teaching Rhetoric and Public Address (COM 203), a required course taken by all students at Berry College that reflects our commitment to rhetoric and the liberal arts. There is also the opportunity of teaching another course based on credentials and department needs in the spring semester. The teaching load is 4/3 or 3/4.

The successful candidate 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 interdisciplinary teaching, generous support for conference travel as well as teaching workshops and seminars.

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 apply.

For more information on the Department of Communication:

PhD preferred; ABD and master’s considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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.

About Berry

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 are competitive.

Applicants should provide the following materials:

  1. Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy.
  5. A statement showing the candidate’s commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.
  6. Names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but a review of applications will begin June 1.