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Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women 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

Last updated: 11/04/14


Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Instructor of Physical Education

(posted 11/04/14)

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 Volleyball Coach with duties as a physical education instructor beginning January 2015.  This position is a full-time, ten-month, non-tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Director of Athletics. 

Coaching duties include organization, development, and administration of all phases of the varsity volleyball program, including budget preparation, scheduling, team travel, and equipment inventory.  There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes with annual recruiting goals.  Other responsibilities include daily instruction in practice, while maintaining a safe environment.  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 volleyball 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.  Applicants must also have ability to work within the framework of ODAC policies and NCAA rules and regulations and willingness to work on projects with faculty, administrators, and staff.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

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


Assistant Professor of Business

(posted 09/29/14) 

The Department of Economics and Business at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business beginning July 2015. 

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained and able to teach courses in a general business curriculum and marketing, as well as courses in at least one of the following areas: organizational behavior, human resources, and entrepreneurship.  Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in teaching courses which will contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary curriculum that includes international studies, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, and the Batten Leadership Institute program.  The candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year, advise students, contribute to the further development and enrichment of the academic program, and sustain productive scholarly engagement.

Hollins offers a B.A. degree in economics and a B.A. degree in business with four tracks (general business, international business, finance, and marketing) which attract a diverse array of students.  Hollins has a strong internship program with local, national, and international opportunities for students majoring in economics and business, as well as other disciplines.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in a related field or an M.B.A. in-hand by July 1, 2015 are preferred, but ABDs are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, scholarly promise, and a strong interest in teaching at a single-sex, undergraduate, liberal arts institution.  Applications are sought from candidates 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 business@hollins.edu.  Applications received by October 24, 2014 will receive full consideration. 


Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Physics

(posted 09/03/14)  

The Environmental Studies Program and Physics Department at Hollins University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (ES) and Physics beginning July 2015. 

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained, be able to teach courses in both environmental science and physics, and develop a research program that integrates undergraduates.   The candidate will be expected to teach core courses in environmental science, environmental physics,  and introductory physics (algebra- and/or calculus-based), as well as upper-level interdisciplinary courses which could include, but are not restricted to, courses on energy, the climate, geologic processes, and oceanography. 

The ES program offers a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, 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.  Hollins also offers a B.A. degree in Physics.  Opportunities for collaboration with faculty in other programs across the curriculum are available and encouraged. 

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in environmental science, physics, or related field by July 1, 2015; evidence of scholarly promise; and a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applications are sought from candidates 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 vpaa@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin September 19, 2014, and continue until position is filled. 


Assistant Professor of Sociology

(posted 07/01/14)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning July 2015. 

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist with scholarly interests in race/class/gender, sociology of religion, and 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 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.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in sociology by July 1, 2015, 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 candidates 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 sociology@hollins.edu.  Applications must be received by September 1, 2014 to receive full consideration.  Previous applicants need not apply.