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Mathematics: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

(updated 1/2/24)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. 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.

Position and Qualifications

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science is anchored by an actively engaged faculty and supports students interested in obtaining degrees in Mathematics (B.A., B.S., or minor) with optional minors/concentrations in Data Science. Beyond the core curriculum, special topics courses are offered in a variety of subfields of statistics, mathematics, computer science, and data science. In addition, faculty work closely with students to explore and develop research projects culminating in a capstone experience.

We seek a broadly trained individual with expertise in statistics and mathematics (experience in the areas of data science and/or computer science is preferred but not required). The applicant should possess a strong interest in teaching excellence and innovation within a liberal arts institution focused on educating women. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are A.B.D. completed by June 30, 2024) in areas focused on statistics, mathematics, or other related disciplines.

The position carries a teaching load equivalent to six courses per year. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory statistics (100- and 200-level courses) and upper-level courses in statistics and mathematics. They will have the opportunity to develop special topics courses and will contribute courses to the general education program. Other duties include advising students, supervising capstone projects and internships, and participating in department and university-wide governance.

We seek candidates who will advance Hollins’ commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence; who have demonstrated success working with and mentoring students who are first-generation, limited-income, and from historically underrepresented groups in higher education; and who have an active record of ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

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 February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF:

  • A cover letter;
  • A teaching statement;
  • A research statement;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

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

  • Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., sample syllabi, course evaluations, etc.);
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials at 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 Bonnie Bowers (

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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