Invitation to Apply from Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., Hollins University’s Thirteenth President 

In 2020, Hollins University embarked on a bold and necessary plan to ensure all of our students – including the voices and concerns of students of color – are heard, seen, and valued, and feel safe on campus; to create an environment of inclusive excellence that supports rigorous teaching and learning in the liberal arts tradition; and to develop a plan that guides our efforts to be an inclusive community. This year, we continue to actively advance the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. Inclusive excellence at Hollins encompasses our commitment to interdisciplinary and experiential learning for all students. It’s an exciting and hopeful time to join our community; I invite you to learn more about us and to submit an application.

Levavi Oculos!
President Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D.
Hollins University

(positions last updated 1/12/24)

Questions?

Contact the Academic Affairs Office!

Lisa Radcliff
Executive Assistant to the Provost
lradcliff@hollins.edu
540-362-6491

  • Art: Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking

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    (posted 1/12/24)

    The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking. This is a one-year, full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

    Position and Qualifications

    The mission of the Studio Art program is to educate and empower students in the creative process through a breadth of experience in multiple media areas and a depth of experience in the media of their choice. Art Department faculty are dedicated to teaching, creative work, and experiential learning that further Hollins University’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

    The position carries a teaching load of six courses during the academic year. Courses to be covered include all levels of printmaking, as well as beginning drawing. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking is also encouraged to participate in the life of the department and the university by attending department and faculty meetings, department and university functions (including student art showings and presentations), and faculty development opportunities.

    Hollins aims to hire an artist-educator with a broad technical background in printmaking, a commitment to interdisciplinarity, and a strong understanding of the role of print media within contemporary art and culture.

    Candidates must have a M.F.A. in printmaking, drawing, visual arts, or a related discipline and a demonstrated history of professional engagement, including exhibition record and/or other productivity. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to teach the theoretical and critical aspects of art making, in addition to the technical aspects; commitment and passion for undergraduate teaching for both studio art majors and non-majors; and a desire to participate in a department that emphasizes both the study and practice of art in a liberal arts setting.

    Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations, those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, and those with experience in inclusive and equity-minded teaching who are enthusiastic about teaching in an undergraduate, student-centered educational environment.

    Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and expertise in maintaining a printmaking studio.

    About Hollins

    Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    The Art Department is housed in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, a spacious and exemplary facility with excellent teaching areas. The department has dynamic programming, including the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence and active co-curricular opportunities. The Visual Arts Center is also home to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, which serves the department, university, and Roanoke community as an active cultural resource.

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin March 22, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter;
    • A curriculum vitae;
    • An artist statement;
    • 20 clearly labeled examples of personal work;
    • 10 clearly labeled examples of student work; and
    • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds and how you promote inclusivity and/or anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

     

    Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

    • A statement of teaching philosophy; and
    • Contact information for three references.

     

    Applicants should submit materials to art@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search committee chair Elise Schweitzer (schweitzerea@hollins.edu).

    An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    Visit www.hollins.edu for more information.

  • Communication Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer

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    (posted 12/14/23)

    Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of Communication Studies. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, two-year position beginning July 1, 2024 with the possibility of renewal. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

    Position and Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication focusing on human communication and experience teaching oral communication courses to undergraduates. ABDs and MAs with substantial teaching experience will be considered for appointment at lecturer rank. Teaching load is five courses per year including at least one section of Public Speaking, one section of Introduction to Communication, and three additional regular term courses that support the Communication Studies major.

    This position has administrative duties which include supporting faculty from other departments to teach oral communication courses, offering training/workshops on teaching oral communication courses for new and continuing faculty, and supporting the Oral Communication Across the Curriculum program. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching excellence at a liberal arts institution and working with students, including those of underrepresented populations, within and beyond the classroom.

    About Hollins

    Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience. 

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin January 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter describing qualifications and teaching interests and relevant experience in contributing to communication studies curriculum;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • A statement of teaching philosophy.

     

    Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

    • Sample course syllabus;
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on teaching experience and abilities); and
    • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

    Applicants should submit materials to commsearch@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Dr. Vladimir Bratic (vbratic@hollins.edu).

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).

  • Mathematics: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

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    (updated 1/2/24)

    Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

    Position and Qualifications

    The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science is anchored by an actively engaged faculty and supports students interested in obtaining degrees in Mathematics (B.A., B.S., or minor) with optional minors/concentrations in Data Science. Beyond the core curriculum, special topics courses are offered in a variety of subfields of statistics, mathematics, computer science, and data science. In addition, faculty work closely with students to explore and develop research projects culminating in a capstone experience.

    We seek a broadly trained individual with expertise in statistics and mathematics (experience in the areas of data science and/or computer science is preferred but not required). The applicant should possess a strong interest in teaching excellence and innovation within a liberal arts institution focused on educating women. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are A.B.D. completed by June 30, 2024) in areas focused on statistics, mathematics, or other related disciplines.

    The position carries a teaching load equivalent to six courses per year. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory statistics (100- and 200-level courses) and upper-level courses in statistics and mathematics. They will have the opportunity to develop special topics courses and will contribute courses to the general education program. Other duties include advising students, supervising capstone projects and internships, and participating in department and university-wide governance.

    We seek candidates who will advance Hollins’ commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence; who have demonstrated success working with and mentoring students who are first-generation, limited-income, and from historically underrepresented groups in higher education; and who have an active record of ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

    About Hollins

    Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF:

    • A cover letter;
    • A teaching statement;
    • A research statement;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

     

    Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

    • Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., sample syllabi, course evaluations, etc.);
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
    • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

    Applicants should submit materials at mathsearch@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Bonnie Bowers (bbowers@hollins.edu).

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).

  • Physics: Tenure-Track and Visiting Assistant Professors

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    (posted 1/5/24)

    The Physics Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for two positions: a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics and a two-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics. Both positions are full-time and begin July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley. 

    Department and Positions

    Hollins University currently offers a physics minor. In addition to teaching in the physics core curriculum at the introductory and upper levels, the ideal candidates should be willing and able to implement and promote an updated physics major (pending approval in spring 2024), including curriculum redesign, addition of new upper-level elective courses, and establishment of connections to local and regional partners for internship and research opportunities.

    The Physics Department also has a commitment to contributing physics-related courses to the Environmental Science program, as well as to Hollins’ core curriculum. The positions each carry a teaching load of three courses per semester.

    For the tenure-track position:

    Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in biophysics, astrophysics, or space science, but other disciplinary specializations will be considered. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising student research, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

    For the visiting position:

    The candidate will be expected to teach a two-semester introductory algebra-based physics lecture/laboratory course, an upper-level course that serves the physics minor (e.g., modern physics or quantum mechanics), and a course to support the revised general education program. Other duties include participating in the life of the department and the university.

    Qualifications

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: a Ph.D. in physics completed by June 30, 2024; a demonstrated commitment to contribute to the discipline through active scholarship; and a strong record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring undergraduate research at a liberal arts institution.

    Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and a desire to advance Hollins University’s dedication to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence.

    About Hollins

    Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin February 1, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials and indicate which position the application is for:

    • A cover letter, including examples of inclusive teaching and research practices;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • Separate statements of teaching philosophy, student research engagement (tenure-track position only), and commitment to diversity.

     

    Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

    • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus on teaching experience and abilities); and
    • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

    Applicants should submit materials to physicssearch@hollins.edu. The selected candidates will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the positions, please contact search chair Dr. Brian Gentry (gentrybs@hollins.edu).

    An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    Visit www.hollins.edu for more information.

  • Political Science: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

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    (posted 12/11/23)

    The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

    Position and Qualifications

    The 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. Hollins University places a high value on interdisciplinarity in its course offerings.

    The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained political scientist or public law specialist with related research and teaching interests. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to American Government, 200-level courses in American government institutions (presidency, Congress, or judiciary, such as Constitutional Law or the U.S. Justice System), as well as related introductory and upper-level electives in American government. Preferred areas of expertise include race, class, and gender; political parties; elections; and controversial issues to complement existing strengths in the department. The ability to advise pre-law students is also preferred.

    The candidate will also be expected to contribute to shared courses in other GPS programs of study and to the Hollins Core Curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to one or more of the following programs: environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, and/or religious studies. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing senior research projects, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: a Ph.D. in political science or related GPS discipline by June 30, 2024, a demonstrated commitment to contribute to the discipline through active scholarship, and a strong record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution.

    Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and a dedication to advancing Hollins University’s dedication to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence. Candidates must also indicate that they value mentoring students.   

    About Hollins

    Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience. 

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • A separate statement of teaching philosophy.

     

    Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

    • Sample course syllabi;
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on teaching experience and abilities); and
    • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

    Applicants should submit materials to gps@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Dr. Ed Lynch (elynch@hollins.edu).

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply. 

    For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).

  • Public Health: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

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    (updated 10/4/23)

    Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Health. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

    About the Position

    The public health interdisciplinary program offers undergraduates a well-rounded education that integrates the socio-cultural disciplines and natural sciences to champion community health through social justice. The department highly values experiential learning, and students regularly engage in health-related activism, internships, study-abroad, and other practical learning experiences.

    This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of service responsibilities including advising students, supervising internships, participating in departmental and university-wide governance, contributing to the general education program, and building community within and/or beyond the Roanoke Valley.

    Required Qualifications

    Candidates are sought who have a specialization in women’s health or gender-related public health issues (e.g., maternal mortality, reproductive justice, LGBTQIA+ health, etc.). Applicants who will have completed a Ph.D. in Public Health, a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.PH.), a Ph.D. in a related discipline, a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) by June 30, 2024 are welcome to apply. Applicants with a M.D. or D.O. must also hold a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) to qualify for the position.

    Candidates must demonstrate an interdisciplinary teaching and research agenda that will support core and elective courses in the public health major and minor, including Introduction to Public Health (PH 101). The department seeks an assistant professor who will also contribute to the diversification of the curriculum by developing new courses in women’s and gender-related health issues and special topics. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research intersects with other Hollins departments that work closely with Public Health including, but not limited to, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Sociology.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have experience teaching and/or using quantitative methodologies to cultivate a data science mindset in public health undergraduates. The ability to teach a quantitative methods course specific to public health is also preferred.

    About Hollins

    Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin October 20, 2023 (new deadline) and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter (no more than two pages) describing qualifications, teaching and research interests, and potential contributions to the public health curriculum and Hollins community;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (no more than two pages) that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

     

    Candidates who advance to the second stage of review will be asked to submit the following materials:

    • A teaching statement;
    • A sample syllabus;
    • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities; and
    • An unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

    Applicants should submit materials at phsearch@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Dr. Abubakarr Jalloh (jalloha@hollins.edu).

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).