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Professor in Creative Technologies, Tenure-Track - Berry College
Published
December 16, 2019
Location
Mount Berry, 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 https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=119125 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.

 

 

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