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: 10/03/19

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health

(posted 10/03/19)

The public health program at Hollins University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning July 1, 2020.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The recently approved interdisciplinary public health program includes a core curriculum that builds a foundation of knowledge in the field and a slate of electives that allows students to build their own paths of specialty study. Students may choose a generalized program, one focused on socio-cultural perspectives, or one anchored in the natural sciences.

The position carries a teaching load of three undergraduate courses per semester. Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, overseeing student internship/practicum experiences, and participating in department and university service. The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained expert with scholarly and teaching expertise in public health or a related discipline. The candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to Public Health,” “Epidemiology,” “Global Health,” the senior capstone, and other courses based on expertise and needs of the program. Additional consideration will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to the university’s other interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Gender & Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies).

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in public health or related field by July 1, 2020, evidence of scholarly promise, an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level, and demonstration of 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.

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 PHsearch@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by November 8, 2019. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Business

(posted 10/02/19)

The Department of Economics and Business at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business position beginning July 1, 2020.

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, 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 successful candidate will be someone who can teach all levels of accounting in addition to other required and elective courses in business, such as introduction to business, personal finance, and management of financial institutions. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting. However, candidates who hold a Ph.D. or DBA in a relevant field, and are either CPA-certified or have the ability to teach accounting, are also encouraged to apply. ABDs may also apply. Prior teaching experience in accounting at the undergraduate level is preferred. 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.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), names and contact information for three professional references who can address the candidate’s teaching and scholarship, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to businesssearch@hollins.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2019, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies/Science

(posted 07/31/19)

The Environmental Studies program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies/Science beginning July 1, 2020.

The Hollins Environmental Studies program is an interdisciplinary program supported by a broad array of faculty across many disciplines, and offers a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

The position carries a teaching load of six courses (or equivalent) per year. 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 in faculty/student research. The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in environmental/sustainability science, and will be expected to offer introductory undergraduate courses in sustainability and environmental policy, as well as upper-level courses in areas of expertise. Individuals with expertise in sustainability systems, water, energy and/or materials science, and/or those that can integrate sustainability science and policy are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates should be able to develop a research program that can involve undergraduates, ideally with a focus on sustainability.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of the appointment, a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution, evidence of active scholarship, and an interest in innovation and collaboration. Candidates with postdoctoral experience and/or significant teaching experience are preferred. 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.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and three letters of reference to ESsearch@hollins.edu. Applications received by October 15, 2019 will receive full consideration, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Assistant Professor of Photography

(posted 07/31/19)

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Photography. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning July 1, 2020.

The Art Department is housed in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, a spacious and exemplary facility with excellent teaching spaces. 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 distribution. Courses to be covered include “Introduction to Film Photography,” as well as other courses in both analog and digital photography. The January term course may be more experiential or project-based in nature.

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to teach the theoretical and critical aspects of art making, in addition to the technical aspects; a commitment and passion for undergraduate teaching of both studio art majors and non-majors and advising of studio majors; and a desire to participate in a department that emphasizes both the study and practice of art in the 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 an M.F.A in photography, 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, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to artsearch@hollins.edu. Application materials should be submitted in a single PDF file, not to exceed 25 MB. All submission materials must be received by October 15, 2019 for full consideration. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.