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: 2/13/18

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

(posted 2/2/18)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology.  This is a full-time, visiting faculty position beginning July 2018 with the possibility of renewal.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist with scholarly interests in at least one of the following areas:  critical race theory, sociology of indigeneity, sociology of religion, political sociology, or social justice.  The candidate will be expected to teach core courses including introduction to sociology, social theory, and qualitative methods.  Preference will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to GPS programs and to other interdisciplinary programs (for example, gender and women’s studies, environmental studies, international studies, and leadership studies).  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, 2018; 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.  Applications are sought from those 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.  Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by March 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.


Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(posted 1/12/18)

The Chemistry Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning July 1, 2018.

The ideal candidate will be an effective educator who can teach introductory and advanced courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry. The candidate will also be a promising scholar who can establish and maintain a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. A teacher-scholar is sought who will embrace the department’s focus on teaching to both majors and non-majors within a liberal arts setting. The position typically carries a teaching load of four one-semester lecture and four one-semester lab courses per year, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

The chemistry department offers five majors: B.A. in chemistry, B.A. in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration, B.A. in chemistry with a business concentration, B.S. in chemistry, and B.S. in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. Beginning spring semester 2018, all lab courses will be taught in state-of-the-art laboratories. The new facilities include three teaching labs, an instrumentation laboratory, a laboratory for undergraduate research, and a new stockroom.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in organic chemistry in-hand by July 1, 2018, an aptitude for exceptional teaching at the undergraduate level, and evidence of scholarly promise. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from those 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, a statement of research plans suitable for undergraduate participation, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to chemsearch@hollins.edu. Applications received by February 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.


Head Women’s Tennis Coach and Instructor of Physical Education

(posted 11/17/17)

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 Tennis Coach with duties as a physical education instructor beginning Jan. 8, 2018. This position is a full-time, ten-month (Aug.-May), non-tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Director of Athletics.

Coaching duties include organization, development, and administration of all phases of the varsity tennis program, including, but not limited to, budget preparation, scheduling, team travel, equipment inventory, and facility upkeep, as well as running matches and daily practice sessions. There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes with annual recruiting goals. Teaching duties may include a variety of physical education activity courses. Knowledge and willingness to teach other activity courses are welcomed.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in physical education or related field; minimum of two years of tennis coaching experience and physical education instruction, preferably at the collegiate level; thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching methods and excellent recruiting, leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and Microsoft Office proficiency. Applicants must also have abilities to work well with students, families, and campus constituencies; work independently and as part of a team; and work within the framework of ODAC policies and NCAA rules and regulations. Candidates must also be able and willing to travel and work evenings and weekends. Applicants with experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

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


Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics

(posted 10/27/17)

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics beginning July 2018. Candidates will be considered at both the assistant and associate professor level.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and scholar who can teach courses in mathematics at all levels, with an extensive record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Preferable areas of teaching include analysis and/or computer science. 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 doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in mathematics or related field by July 1, 2018, evidence of scholarly achievement, and an excellent and substantive record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and 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. Applications are sought from those 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, 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 December 1, 2017.