Post-Doctoral Position in Latino Studies and the Latino Male Initiative (Contingent upon Funding)

Berea College

Berea College seeks applicants for a full-time post-doctoral position beginning August 2017, contingent on grant funding, to teach three courses over the academic year in Latino Studies and to lead the Latino Male Initiative. The position is for one year but may be renewed.  The Latino Male Initiative focuses on the academic success and retention of Latino Male Students. This position will work closely with the director of the Black Male Initiative, the director of the Appalachian Male Initiative, and the Office of First-Year Initiatives to ensure a coordinated approach to male student success and belonging at Berea College.

 The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Latino Studies or in a related field, although advanced doctoral students will be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants who have some experience working with diverse student populations.  Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and be able to offer introductory courses in Latino Studies from multiple perspectives as well as an introductory course for the Latino Male Initiative cohort.

 Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., a teaching statement, transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected].  Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at along with other materials. Review of materials will begin February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 

 Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries.  The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The College admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week.  Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016-2017, the magazine ranked it number 1. 

 Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) 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.