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Professor in Creative Technologies - Berry College
Published
January 5, 2020
Location
Rome, Georgia
Job Type

Description

The Campbell School of Business at Berry College invites nominations or applications
for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Technologies (described below) from the
fields of technology, design, robotics, computer science, creativity, human-computer
interaction, systems integration, mechatronics, industrial art or related fields. This
interdisciplinary program requires a broad skill set and interests, but also provides
significant flexibility in areas of expertise.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway
between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately
unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential
campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others
above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as
relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate
undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as
well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education.
The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be
duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational
experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

Job Responsibilities

Creative Technologies uses technology projects as the means for developing student
creativity, analytic and problem-solving skills, mathematical and scientific reasoning,
collaborative abilities, aesthetic sensibilities, computing, programming skills, project
management skills and strategic insights. Technologies that are used in the program of
study include digital fabrication tools (e.g. 3D printing, laser cutting), PCB design and
production, software development, robotics and programmable logic controllers. More
information can be found at http://www.berry.edu/majors/creativetechnologies/ and
www.hackberrylab.com. See also www.twitter.com/hackberrylab.

The Campbell School desires excellent teachers who enjoy interactions with students in a
collaborative setting and who have developed an active research agenda. Teaching
responsibilities include undergraduate courses in the creative technologies program such
as basic programming using the Processing computer language, physical computing using
Arduino, or computer-aided design, robotics, CNC (G-code), electronics, and basic
prototyping.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate or be ABD in a relevant subject area. Rank
and salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. We seek candidates
whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our
commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher
education. The preferred starting date is August 2020.

Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to visit our employment website at
http://berry.interviewexchange.com and provide a letter of interest, a statement of
teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and/or commitment to
teaching a diverse student body, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate
transcripts, and three letters of reference. Screening will begin January 2020 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Nominations for the position may be sent directly via email to jgrout@berry.edu.
Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 “Great College to Work For.” Berry
College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability,
and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

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 at Berry College. 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.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.

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