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Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

(posted 5/7/21)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. This is a one-year, full-time appointment beginning July 1, 2021.

This position will teach four courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels including one section of “Introduction to GWS” and one upper-level elective (topic open, theory-designation) in both the fall and spring terms. A teacher-scholar is sought who has research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: women of color feminisms; LGBTQ studies; gender, race, and health; and/or social justice activism.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) or a cognate field with a graduate certificate in WGSS. Advanced ABD candidates in WGSS will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice within the liberal arts context.

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 [email protected]. 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 University, one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse liberal arts colleges for women, and which also offers co-ed graduate programs, is unwavering in its support of inclusive academic excellence. Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins prides itself on its nationally-recognized academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

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.


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Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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