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: 11/30/18

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor of French

(posted 11/15/18)

The Modern Languages Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of French. This is a two-year, full-time appointment beginning July 1, 2019 with a possibility of renewal.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network.

Faculty in the French department work across traditional boundaries from early modern France to 19th-21st century cultural studies and the Francophone world. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and includes courses in all areas of the French curriculum (language, literature, and culture) and at all levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). Additional responsibilities include advising students, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity that complements the department’s multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research.

Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in French, and 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. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and 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.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in French in hand by July 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly promise and accomplishment, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.

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 frenchsearch@hollins.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

(posted 11/15/18)

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art with photography emphasis. This is a full-time, one-year faculty appointment beginning July 1, 2019 with a possibility of renewal.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. 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.

The position carries a teaching load of six courses during the academic year which includes a January term class for a 2-1-3 class distribution. Courses to be covered include “Introduction to Film Photography” and other classes in both analog and digital photography. The January term course may be more experiential or project-based in nature. Other duties include advising students and participating in department and university service.

Applicants must 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. Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and 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.

Candidates must have a M.F.A. with a concentration in photography or other closely related studio arts area, demonstrated history of professional engagement, including exhibition record and/or other productivity, and abilities to teach both darkroom and digital applications of photography and manage the teaching facilities. Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience at the college level.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, an artist statement, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, 20 clearly labeled examples of personal work, 20 clearly labeled examples of student work, names and contact information for three references, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to artsearch@hollins.edu.  All submission materials must be received by January 25, 2019 for full consideration. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Psychology

(posted 11/9/18)

The Psychology Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2019.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Psychology Department is part of the natural sciences and mathematics division. The curriculum covers research design and analysis, several core areas of psychology (abnormal/clinical, biological/comparative, learning/memory/cognition, developmental, and social/personality), and a new concentration in clinical and counseling skills, which the candidate will help develop and support.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, and will be expected to teach courses including “Introductory Psychology,” “Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques,” “Psychological Assessment,” and additional counseling courses, depending on area of expertise. The candidate will also help develop and oversee a course in field placement in appropriate area agencies. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, and participating in department and university service. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to provide students with research experience.

Applicants must 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. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and 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.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. (preferred, but ABD will be considered) in psychology by July 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly promise, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.

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 psychologysearch@hollins.edu. Applications received by December 31, 2018 will receive full consideration. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Accounting

(posted 11/9/18)

The Business and Economics Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting beginning July 1, 2019. Other faculty ranks may be considered.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The business program strives to prepare students for leadership positions in a global society, and offers a major with tracks in general business, international business, and finance, and a new entrepreneurship track, along with business and international business minors and a new minor in entrepreneurship.

The position carries a teaching load of three undergraduate, face-to-face courses per semester. Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, participating in department and university service, and engaging with the local business community. The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained accountant, and will be expected to teach core courses, including financial and managerial accounting, as well as advanced topics, such as cost accounting. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in other areas of business.

Applicants must 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. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and 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.

Candidates must have a master’s in accounting or a master’s of business administration, finance, or taxation, in addition to being a CPA. Prior teaching experience in accounting at the undergraduate level is preferred, as is professional or industry experience in accounting.

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 accountingsearch@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by December 31, 2018, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing

(posted 11/2/18)

Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at either the assistant or associate professor level. This is a full-time, faculty position beginning July 1, 2019. Hollins University has a storied history in all genres of writing, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and many other writers of distinction and achievement. The graduate creative writing program, among the earliest in the nation, is now sixty-years-old.

The ideal candidate will be a writer with distinguished book publication in fiction (minimum two books for associate level) and significant additional publications in poetry and/or lyrical creative nonfiction, and who is prepared to teach multi-genre creative writing (including poetry) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, and focused graduate workshops, as well as selected literature courses. The teaching load is six courses per year. Other duties include advising students, supervising graduate and undergraduate theses, and participating in department and university service.

Candidates must have a terminal master’s degree in creative writing or a Ph.D. in a related field, an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level, experience teaching at the graduate level, and a clear understanding of and strong commitment to teaching 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 send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of reference to cwsearch@hollins.edu. Application deadline is December 15, 2018, and review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


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.