Faculty Positions

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women, increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and supporting a diverse community.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Betty Dooley
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: 08/11/15


Assistant Professor of Biology

(posted 08/11/15)

The Biology Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning July 2016.

Candidates must be broadly trained, and able to teach courses in biology, as well as support the environmental science program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach a lecture/laboratory course in plant biology (required of all biology majors), an upper-level course in conservation biology (core to the environmental studies program), an introductory course for non-majors in environmental science and/or plant biology, and upper-level courses in the area of her/his expertise. The typical annual teaching load is two lecture courses with the associated laboratory sections and two seminar courses (one of which may occur during short-term). Other duties include advising students, conducting collaborative research with students, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

The Biology program offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees, and attracts a diverse array of students who are interested in gaining relevant hands-on experiences in the laboratory, field, and workplace, as well as through directed research. Opportunities for collaboration with faculty in other programs across the curriculum are available and encouraged at Hollins.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or related field by July 1, 2016, a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts and sciences tradition at the undergraduate level, and evidence of scholarly promise with a research program suited to an undergraduate institution. Individuals with training in GIS are preferred. 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, 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 plantbiologysearch@hollins.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2015.


Assistant Professor of Film

(posted 08/03/15)

The Film Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Film to begin July 2016.

Ideal applicants will be broadly trained, and able to teach courses predominantly in film and media studies. The selected candidate will be expected to teach core courses including introduction to film, film theory/criticism, film history, American cinema and world cinema. Preferences will be given to applicants who can also teach one or more classes involving women in film, Russian cinema, German cinema, film and censorship, screenwriting and genre films. The selected candidate may also be invited to teach a number of graduate courses for the Screenwriting and Film Studies graduate program. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, advising of undergraduate students, department and university service, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. in film studies by July 1, 2016, evidence of scholarly promise, and a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a single-sex, liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from candidates who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and 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.

Qualified candidates should submit 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 filmsearch@hollins.edu. Applications must be received by October 1, 2015 to receive full consideration.


Assistant Professor of English

(posted 07/30/15)

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning July 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in British literature before 1800. Applicants are sought who have the ability to teach speculative fiction, Medieval literature, and/or 17th and 18th century British literature. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods. Candidates should include other areas of interest in their applications. Teaching load is six courses per year. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Ph.D. required at time of employment. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to englishsearchbritish@hollins.edu. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015. All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, TX on January 7-10, 2016. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Visiting Assistant Professor of English

(posted 07/30/15)

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a three-year appointment beginning July 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in American literature before 1900. Desirable areas of interest include children’s and young adult literature and multicultural literature. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods. Candidates should include other areas of interest in their applications. Teaching load is six courses per year. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

Ph.D. required at time of employment. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to englishsearchamerican@hollins.edu. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015. All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, TX on January 7-10, 2016. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.