Faculty Positions

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Laura Hawley
Assistant to the Vice President, Academic Affairs
540-362-6491
vpaa@hollins.edu

Please note that for faculty positions other than those listed below, curriculum vitaes should be submitted to vpaa@hollins.edu.

Last updated: 10/17/18

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Adjunct Lecturer in Mathematics

(posted 10/17/18)

The Department of Mathematics at Hollins University seeks applications for an adjunct lecturer in mathematics for the spring (February to May) 2019 term. This position is needed to cover pre-calculus.

A M.S. degree in mathematics or a related field is required, and college teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to vpaa@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(posted 10/16/18)

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a full-time, three-year faculty position beginning in July 2019. The position is eligible for employee benefits, and may be renewable.

The ideal candidate will be a teacher and scholar who can offer courses in mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and who has interests and expertise in an area of pure mathematics. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students in their senior projects, and participating in department activities.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field in-hand by time of appointment or status as an advanced ABD, evidence of scholarly achievement, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts institution and willingness to contribute to the department’s focus on teaching to both majors and non-majors. Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion, and applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to mathsearch@hollins.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 16, 2018.


Assistant Professor of History

(posted 9/12/18)

The Department of History at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in early American history at the assistant professor level beginning July 1, 2019.

The teaching load will include both semesters of U.S. history, as well as advanced elective courses in U.S. history before 1865. Strong preference will be given to candidates with research interests and teaching experience in the following areas: African-American history, the history of slavery, and/or comparative race relations. Additional consideration will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary programs (Gender & Women’s Studies, International Studies, and Environmental Studies). The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Other duties include advising students, supervising students doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in history in-hand by July 1, 2019, 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 excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution. Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion, and applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to historysearch@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Political Science

(posted 8/30/18)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science position beginning July 1, 2019.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly-trained political scientist with scholarly and teaching interests in U.S. politics. Applicants are desired who have expertise in American branches of government and public and/or urban policy, particularly as these areas intersect with gender, race, and class. Preference will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to the Gender and Women’s Studies curriculum, as well as to other major programs in the GPS Department.

The candidate will be expected to teach about Congress and the Presidency, either as two separate courses or as a combined “American Institutions” course, as well as upper-division courses in Political Science and cross-listed electives in other departments, such as Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, and/or International Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in political science and one of the aforementioned related fields. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Other duties include advising students, supervising students doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

The GPS Department includes four separate major programs of study: political science, international studies, religious studies, and sociology, along with 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 the faculty members. Gender and Women’s Studies is a separate department in the Division of Social Sciences.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in political science or a related field in hand by July 1, 2019, 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 liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from candidates who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and 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.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to politicalscience@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018.


Psychology Adjunct Lecturer

(posted 8/30/18)

The Department of Psychology at Hollins University seeks applications for an adjunct lecturer in psychology for the spring (February to May) 2019 term.

This position will teach a lecture course on PSY 144 Child Psychology and two sections of PSY 141 Introduction to Psychological Science.

A Ph.D. and college teaching experience are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to vpaa@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

(posted 8/16/18)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at either the assistant or associate professor level. This is a full-time faculty position beginning July 1, 2019.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist with scholarly and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: critical race theory, sociology of indigeneity, sociology of religion, gender and women’s studies, or social justice. The candidate will be expected to teach core courses including introduction to sociology, foundations of social justice, social theory, and qualitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to other GPS programs and who have at least three years of prior teaching experience. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

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 use an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in sociology in hand by July 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly promise and accomplishment, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from candidates who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and 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.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to sociology@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018.