Visiting Assistant Professor (Hollins University)

The English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a three-year appointment beginning July 2016. The ideal candidate will be a generalist with strength in American literature before 1900.  Desirable areas of interest include children’s and young adult literature and multicultural literature. The successful 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 should include other areas of interest in their applications.  Teaching load is six courses per year.  Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing honors thesis work, participating in department and university service and ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Ph.D. required at time of employment.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a writing sample to  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015.  All applications will be acknowledged, and interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Austin, Texas on January 7-10, 2016.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university 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, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.  The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women, increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and supporting a diverse community.