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Mathematics: Visiting Assistant Professor

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

(posted 3/11/24)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a full-time, one-year appointment 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 mathematics, statistics, 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 an individual with expertise in any field of mathematics. The applicant should possess a strong interest in teaching excellence and innovation within a liberal arts institution focused on educating women. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are ABD completed by July 1, 2024) in areas focused on mathematics, applied mathematics, or other related disciplines are welcome to apply.

The position carries a teaching load equivalent to six courses per year. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in mathematics. They will have the opportunity to develop special topics courses and will contribute courses to the general education program. Other duties include supervising capstone projects and participating in departmental 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

Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

  • A cover letter;
  • A teaching 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:

  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
  • An unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials to 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 Molly Lynch (

An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

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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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