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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

(posted 9/30/22)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal beginning July 1, 2023. Please visit this web page ( to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is competitive at the liberal arts institution level.

Position and Qualifications

Hollins University’s economics program has consistently succeeded in helping economics majors and minors gain admission to first-rate graduate programs and rewarding employment opportunities. Program faculty offer a rigorous, pluralistic, and nurturing learning environment by supporting inquiry and student research from introductory-level courses through the capstone senior theses in economics. Economics majors present research from their undergraduate economics theses at student symposia and state and regional professional conferences. Economics majors and minors often pursue a dual major in mathematics with a concentration in data science.

Program faculty strive to foster an environment of excellence in classroom instruction, close student mentoring, and undergraduate research. Department faculty take pride in leading or sponsoring student experiential learning opportunities, including study-travel, internship opportunities, attending regional conferences and symposia with their students, and working closely with Hollins’ Center for Career Development and Life Design to help students identify other learning and work opportunities.

The economics program attracts a growing number of students from diverse backgrounds, including international and first-generation students. Hollins is one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse women’s colleges with an undergraduate student population that includes 32% US-American students of color, 36% Pell-eligible students, 32% first-generation college students, and 8% international students.

We invite candidates with a Ph.D. in economics or a related field to apply for this position. The position carries a teaching load of six courses per academic year (three undergraduate courses per regular semester). A.B.D. candidates are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to teach principles of macroeconomics (one section per semester) in addition to two or more courses from the following: intermediate macroeconomics, money credit and banking, public finance, international trade, and economic development. The successful candidate may also teach one course in their area of expertise. A strong candidate will be a scholar with college-level teaching experience and a commitment to teaching excellence in the liberal arts and women’s education. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate interest or experience working with first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups.

About Hollins

Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally-recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate 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.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter that includes information about your teaching philosophy and how you would promote inclusivity, bring in diverse perspectives, and/or discuss racial issues in your teaching;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • Teaching evaluations (if available).

Candidates advanced to the second phase of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

  • The names of three references (at least two of which can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities);
  • One recent course syllabus (if available); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials via this web page (https:/ The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Pablo Hernandez ([email protected]).

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

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (


Working at Hollins University

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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