Faculty Positions

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Laura Hawley
Assistant to the Interim 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: 02/18/21


Visiting Assistant Professor of French

(posted 01/29/21)

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, 2021 with a possibility of renewal.

Hollins is dedicated to the liberal arts, and is unwavering in its support of inclusive academic excellence. Long at the forefront of women’s education, the university has continued its tradition of educational innovation. 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/i network. While Hollins remains committed to its standing as an undergraduate women’s college, its 11 gender-inclusive graduate programs are integral to the university.

Faculty in the French section of the Modern Languages 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). The position requires teaching a course in pedagogy for multiple languages every other year. Additional responsibilities include advising students, helping promote the French program on campus by participating in co- and extra-curricular activities, assisting in the recruitment of French majors and minors, 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 English, 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, and applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in French in hand by July 1, 2021 (field open in French studies), 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; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses 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; three letters of recommendation (one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to frenchsearch@hollins.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to applications received by February 26, 2021. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

(posted 01/29/21)

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a two-year, full-time appointment with possibility of renewal as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History beginning July 1, 2021. 

The successful candidate for this position will be dedicated to rethinking the canons, objects, and sites of inquiry in the fields of art history and visual culture. Applicants are sought whose research and teaching portfolio approach visual culture through the critical lenses of diasporas, transnational histories, migration, and the legacies of colonialism, and whose area of expertise would enrich current departmental strengths in ancient art and modern and contemporary art. This position welcomes scholars committed to reimagining art historical methods and techniques, including approaches to research, fieldwork, and scholarly analysis.

Candidates must be able to teach core courses in the art history major at all levels, including surveys and specialized topics courses, as well as an advanced seminar on “Critical Methods of Art History.” This faculty member would be invited to collaborate with other undergraduate departments and to help prepare majors for careers in the art world. Other duties include advising students, conducting research projects, participating in department and university service, and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. 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, and applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. 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.

Qualified candidates must have substantive, effective teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a Ph.D. in hand in art history or a related field by July 1, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses 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; three letters of recommendation; and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to artsearch@hollins.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to applications received by March 19, 2021. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Located in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hollins University is a vibrant community with 130 faculty, 701 undergraduates, and 113 graduate students. Known for its creative and highly-engaged student body and its distinguished faculty and staff, Hollins prides itself on its nationally-recognized academic programs, a deeply committed alumnae/i network, an extraordinarily beautiful campus, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.


Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

(posted 12/22/20)

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University seeks applications for an endowed Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing position to begin July 1, 2021.  This is a three-year, visiting, full-time, renewable position.

The distinguished professor will teach a 2-2 load, including mixed genre advanced seminars in creative writing, focused graduate tutorials, and graduate and undergraduate thesis direction.  Additional responsibilities include full participation in the co-curricular and admission activities in support of Hollins’ MFA creative writing program.

Applicants should be accomplished fiction writers with several published books (at least three).  Preference will be given to candidates who also have strong publications in poetry, undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, and a terminal degree in the field.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and letters of reference to cwsearch@hollins.edu.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia 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 is best known for its creative writing program, which 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 over 60-years-old.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History 

(posted 12/22/20)

The History Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History (after 1800).  This is a full-time, one-year leave replacement position beginning July 1, 2021.

The teaching load for the year will be six classes (typically three classes per semester, though there may be an opportunity to contribute a class during the January short term).  Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of courses at the introductory and advanced levels.  Additionally, candidates will be expected to help with the supervision of senior theses in their area of specialization.  The successful candidate will possess expertise in the history of interactions between Europe and the wider world, and will demonstrate the ability to emphasize comparative, transnational, and/or global perspectives in their teaching.  Desired specializations include, but are not limited to, the following themes: empire and colonialism, gender and sexuality, migration, science, medicine, technology, and environment.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history in hand by July 1, 2021 and a strong 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.  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, 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.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Review of applications will begin January 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.