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: 02/09/17

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Assistant Director of MFA Dance Program

(posted 01/30/17)

The Dance Department at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Assistant Director of the M.F.A. Dance Program. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position beginning May 2017 with possibility of renewal.

Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in contemporary dance technique and improvisation with expertise in at least three areas of the core curriculum: dance history, contemporary creative practices/processes, performance studies, dance and the environment, and dance technology. Successful applicants will also be expected to serve as coordinator for the undergraduate program, serve as assistant director for the M.F.A. in Dance program (including summer engagement at Hollins), engage in all department activities, and maintain an active program of scholarly and/or creative activity.

Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A., M.A., or Ph.D. with performance background and teaching experience, but candidates with a substantial professional performing career will be considered. 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. Candidates seeking to broaden their experience with college-level teaching in a liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must speak to teaching ability), and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to dancesearch@hollins.edu. Questions about the position and the curriculum should be directed to Dr. Jeffery Bullock (jbullock@hollins.edu). Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.

The Hollins Dance Department offers B.A., B.A./B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees with emphasis on transdisciplinary study. The program supports a wide variety of student interests by offering outstanding studio classes, an international visiting artist roster, and extensive opportunities to perform and craft. The M.F.A. program includes three weeks of study in Frankfurt, Germany in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. For more information about the Hollins Dance Department and its degrees, visit www.hollins.edu/academics/dance/ and www.hollins.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/dance-mfa/.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

(posted 12/21/16)

The Biology Department at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology with training in cellular and molecular biology. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position beginning July 2017.

Applicants must be able to teach a lecture/laboratory course in introductory cell and molecular biology (one of the core courses for the biology major) and an upper-level course and laboratory focused at the cellular or molecular level (such as developmental biology, molecular genetics, or immunology). Successful applicants will also be expected to teach a non-majors’ course in cell biology or genetics and/or a lecture/laboratory course in their field of specialization that will support the biology curriculum.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, but advanced ABDs will be considered. 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. Candidates seeking to broaden their experience with college-level teaching in a liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to biologysearch@hollins.edu. Questions about the position and the curriculum should be directed to Dr. Morgan Wilson (mwilson@hollins.edu). Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 25, 2017 will receive full consideration.


Visiting Assistant Professor of African-American History

(posted 12/12/16)

The History Department at Hollins University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of African-American history. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

The teaching load will be six classes, and will include introductory-level US history survey courses, African-American history, and upper division courses in other areas of American history. Strong preference will be given to candidates with research interests and teaching experience in the following areas: history of the South, race relations, African diaspora, and/or history of slavery and the slave trade. Ph.D. and substantive college teaching required at the time of appointment. 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.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to history@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Politics and Societies

(posted 09/14/16)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a full-time position with a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017.

The new 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.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained political scientist or sociologist with global research and teaching interests. Applicants should be able to teach introductory courses in comparative politics and international studies, as well as upper-level electives in sociology and international studies. The faculty member will also be expected to contribute to shared courses in other GPS programs of study. 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, religious studies, and/or urban 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: Ph.D. in political science, sociology, or related GPS discipline completed by June 30, 2017; 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, curriculum vitae, separate statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to GPS@hollins.edu. Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2016 to receive full consideration.


Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History

(posted 09/01/16)

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History beginning July 2017.

The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses in modern and contemporary art and architecture at all levels. Desirable secondary areas of teaching expertise include the history of photography and some aspects of global visual culture. Teaching load is six courses per year, which includes one course during the January short term. 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. The Art Department is housed in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, which offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a close collaboration with the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.

Ph.D. and substantive college teaching required at time of employment. 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 arthistorysearch@hollins.edu. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, November 18, 2016. All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the CAA conference in New York, NY on February 15-18, 2017. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.