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For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Betty Dooley
Assistant to the Acting Vice President, Academic Affairs

Last updated: 03/14/14

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of History

(Posted 03/04/14)

The History Department at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of History. This is a full-time visiting faculty position for the 2014-2015 academic year with possibility of a one-year renewal based on incumbent's satisfactory performance and institutional need.

The teaching load will be six classes and will include the American history survey and classes in American women's history. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach classes in the history of the South and/or African-American history, as well as classes that serve other programs (for example, gender and women's studies and leadership studies). Ph.D. preferred by time of appointment, but advanced ABD accepted. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to vpaa@hollins.edu. Application review will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Head Women's Soccer Coach and Instructor of Physical Education

(Posted 02/12/14)

Hollins University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), invites applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach with duties as a physical education instructor beginning summer 2014. This position is a full-time, ten-month, non-tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Director of Athletics.

Coaching duties include organization, development, and administration of all phases of the varsity soccer program, including budget preparation, scheduling, team travel, and equipment inventory. There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes with annual recruiting goals. Other responsibilities include daily instruction in practice, while maintaining a safe environment. Teaching duties may include a variety of physical education activity courses.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in physical education or related field; minimum of 2 years of soccer coaching experience and physical education instruction, preferably at the collegiate level; thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; and a valid and clear driver's license. Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching methods and excellent leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also have ability to work within the framework of ODAC policies and NCAA rules and regulations and willingness to work on projects with faculty, administrators, and staff. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for five references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

(Posted 12/19/13)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning July 2014.

The new GPS department includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice. Each of the programs uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members.

The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. The professor will be expected to teach core courses including introductory sociology, social theory, qualitative methods, social justice, and race/class/gender. Additionally, s/he will teach elective courses in her/his areas of interest, and will be expected to contribute shared courses to other GPS programs of study.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in sociology, evidence of scholarly promise, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a single-sex, liberal arts institution. Preference will be given to candidates who have specialization in sociology of religion, race/class/gender, and/or teaching classes that serve other interdisciplinary programs (for example, gender and women's studies, environmental studies, and leadership studies). Applications are sought from candidates who share Hollins' commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to sociology@hollins.edu. Applications must be received by February 1, 2014 to receive full consideration.