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Berea College announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Macroeconomics, beginning August 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate economics courses, including Money and Banking, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Development, Principles of Micro- and/or Macroeconomics and other upper-level economics courses and courses in the college’s general education curriculum as needed. Strong empirical skills and an ability to teach courses using Stata, R, or Python is a plus.

Applicants should have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Economics. The teaching load is six courses per year. Additional responsibilities include advising students, leading students’ capstone projects, assisting in curriculum development and assessment, and participating in other departmental activities. Affinity to the College mission and commitment to superior teaching, research, and mentoring of undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and scholarship record.

Applicants should submit: a letter of application, CV, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Review of candidates will begin November 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The College is actively recruiting people of all genders and those who are currently underrepresented in American higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review–the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

Berea Kentucky is 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.

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