Posted: 10/03/2021


    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.



    The Department of Kinesiology at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science to begin August 2022. The Department of Kinesiology seeks a faculty member who is committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and can develop and establish a productive line of academic research on campus (preferably including undergraduate researchers).  All qualified candidates will be considered, with particular interest in those with teaching experience or research agendas related to Nutrition and/or Clinical Exercise Physiology.

    Kinesiology is a dedicated, collegial four-person department committed to providing applied and experiential learning in the classroom, in the laboratory, and through internships and career-centered student work opportunities. The Department of Kinesiology's teaching and research labs are housed in the Cage Center, a state-of-the-art 131,000 facility with a performance arena that seats nearly 2,000 for varsity athletics, a natatorium, an expansive fitness center, racquetball courts and an indoor walk/jog track among its many amenities. Many opportunities exist for different lines of research in Exercise Science. Laboratories are well-equipped, and we have access to diverse participant populations including NCAA Division III athletes as well as residents from The Spires at Berry College, a new continuing care retirement community located on campus, offering opportunities for faculty research as it relates to nutrition, wellness, and rehabilitation. Kinesiology faculty also have the opportunity to partner with faculty in Nursing to promote health, wellness, and activity in Berry's intergenerational campus community (including children attending on-campus laboratory schools).  

    In addition to a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and publishable scholarship, the faculty member should possess a strong interest in mentoring students in a residential college environment. Faculty are expected to involve undergraduates in their research, serve as academic advisors, and contribute to the vitality of the campus and professional communities through their service.  Kinesiology offers its students signature experiences through a required senior internship as well as strongly encouraging them to participate in undergraduate research, upper-level LifeWorks positions related to health and wellness, and/or study abroad. Start-up funds are available, along with competitive internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding.



    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a closely related field, and candidates who are currently ABD should earn their Ph.D. by the date of employment. 



    Berry College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from all and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.

    Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students 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, racial, and economic backgrounds.

    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.



    Application review will begin November 15th and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a summary of research and teaching interests and indicating commitment to the teacher-mentor-scholar model; unofficial transcripts; names and contact information for three references; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; a research statement that includes a detailed plan and goals for scholarly productivity; and a statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.


    Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. David Elmer at delmer@berry.edu.


    Please apply directly to the Berry employment website here.