Visiting Assistant Professor, Search Program

Memphis, Shelby County
Mar 19, 2014

Visiting Assistant Professor, Search Program


Rhodes College invites applications for a visiting Assistant Professor to be housed in the College’s signature interdisciplinary humanities program (The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion)for a three-year appointment beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in Humanities 101 and 102. Candidates with degrees in relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. They should have a strong interest in teaching rigorous foundational courses to undergraduates at a liberal arts college and be firmly committed to their scholarly work. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed Ph.D. and teaching experience. Additional information on the Search Program is available at


The successful candidate will teach six courses per year during this three-year appointment. Four of these courses will be in Search (two sections of HUM 101 and two sections of HUM 102), with the remaining courses being assigned in the College’s First Year Writing Seminar, and perhaps in the candidate’s field of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students and engage in service at the departmental level.

Please apply online at Only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter: addressing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college; stating how you would contribute to the Search Program; and discussing how you might contribute to a college community that is committed to diversity as one of its core values. Candidates should also submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement describing their scholarly agenda, and the names and contact information of three references. One of these references should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching experience or potential.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information regarding the position please contact Dr. Geoff Bakewell, Director, Search Program (


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee.  We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. 

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( in the workforce.


Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation’s 20th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (