The Department of English and Creative Writing at Hollins
University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting
Assistant Professor of English. This is a one-year, full-time,
visiting faculty position beginning July 2021 with the possibility
of renewal for one year.
A generalist is sought with strength in early American literature,
17th- and 18th-century transatlantic literature, and LGBTQIA+
literature. The position carries a teaching load of six courses per
year. Other duties include advising students, supervising graduate
and undergraduate theses, and participating in department and
The ideal candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can
offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses in
a variety of literary periods. Candidates are desired whose courses
can contribute to the department’s concentration in multicultural
literature, and they should include other areas of interest in
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in
English in hand by July 1, 2021; 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.
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 teaching,
writing, research, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 offering
undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs
for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered
women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to
students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and
provides access to real-world experience through internships around
the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.
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.