Interim Summer Term Visiting Professor

Job description

Deep Springs College is seeking applications for visiting professorships for the 2020 Interim Summer Term (from mid-May to June).

The appointment is open to candidates at the junior or senior level in all fields, including the social and behavioral sciences, the physical and natural sciences, mathematics, the arts, the humanities, and languages.

Visiting professors offer an opportunity to introduce new disciplines and ideas into this small community. They should be able to teach a self-designed course within their area of expertise.

Recently taught classes during the Interim Summer Term include: Emily Dickinson, Action and Contemplation in Eastern Classics, Political Theory After Marx, The Human Genome, Introduction to Geology, Observational Drawing, and Introductory Arabic.

The teaching load is one two credit-course, taught over a seven week period.

The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

About the College

One of the most selective colleges in the country, Deep Springs College educates and provides full scholarships for 30 students. Isolated in California’s Eastern Sierra, Deep Springs prepares students for a life of service by uniting rigorous academics, student body self-governance, and ranch labor. The college’s small size allows professors to work closely with dedicated students both inside and outside the classroom. Faculty are encouraged to solicit student participation in their work, or to work with them to design projects of mutual interest. The student-to-faculty ratio is around four to one, and most classes have fewer than ten students.

All teaching and staff appointments include room and board for professors and their families, some relocation expenses, and library book-purchase funds.

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For more information about the available positions and application process, please visit or email the Curriculum Committee at [email protected] Deep Springs College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
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Salary: For salary information, please contact the Curriculum Committee Chair at [email protected]