Faculty Positions Available (2015/2016)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling 1100 students on a 1330-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Since 1775 Hampden-Sydney has sustained its mission "to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." Hampden-Sydney College seeks qualified applicants for the following, full-time visiting assistant professor of chemistry position (two year contract with possibility of renewal for a third year).


CHEMISTRY: Open to all sub-disciplines but with preference to specialization in bioorganic chemistry or other biochemically-related field. Hampden-Sydney highly values the teacher-scholar model, and the successful candidate must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities depend upon specialty but will include a selection of the following: introductory-level chemistry lecture and laboratory, organic lecture and laboratory, directed research courses with majors, and upper-level offerings. The department operates an established and innovative, four-year project-based laboratory program that provides opportunity for supervising undergraduate research. The department offers the American Chemical Society certified B.S. in chemistry and biochemistry and is also certified by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Strong preference given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in chemistry. Contact: Professor Herbert J. Sipe, Jr., Chair, Department of Chemistry.

See the website: http://www.hsc.edu/Academics/Academic-Majors/Chemistry.html for more information 


To apply, please submit letter of application that includes a brief plan for undergraduate research projects, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/33103. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins July 1, 2016. Hampden-Sydney College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.


Three year, Full Time Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric (Public Speaking Composition) and Associate Director of the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking, with possibility for contract renewal

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a three year, full time Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric, beginning in August 2016, to teach courses in both public speaking (primary responsibility) and composition and to serve as a faculty tutor and administrator in the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking. Qualifications include college teaching experience and a degree in Rhetoric, Rhetorical Studies, Rhetoric and Communication, Rhetoric and Public Address, or related field; PhD preferred, but we will consider candidates with an MA or ABD.

The successful candidate will teach seven courses per year: 1) five classroom sections with maximum enrollments of fourteen students per section, in beginning and advanced public speaking and occasional courses in written composition, as well as an occasional course in rhetorical history and theory; 2) two course equivalents as the Associate Director of the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking. Duties of the Associate Director include tutoring six hours per week, assisting in student tutors' training & evaluation, and developing and leading workshops for faculty across disciplines. Expertise in Speaking (and/orWriting) in the Disciplines, experience teaching in a liberal arts college, and experience in the use of instructional technology in the teaching of oral rhetoric preferred (such as knowledge of e-portfolios in the public speaking classroom). 

Hampden-Sydney College, located on a beautiful 1000-acre campus in Virginia, is a selective liberal arts college for men enrolling about 1,100 students. Hampden-Sydney's Rhetoric Program -- praised and supported by its administration, faculty, and alumni as a central part of the curriculum -- was established in 1978 with the mandate that students be able to "write and speak clearly, cogently, and grammatically." A minor in rhetoric offers students extensive study in both writing and speaking.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of reference to Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Review of applications begins November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Hampden-Sydney College is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College invites application for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 1, 2016.

  Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Music, beginning Fall 2016.  We seek a candidate with excellent general teaching abilities.  The applicant will be capable of teaching theory, musicology, and an advanced course in her/his area of expertise, to music minors and non-majors.  An ideal candidate will possess keyboard skills to accompany the Men's Chorus.  Experience teaching World Music is a benefit.   Since 1775 Hampden-Sydney has sustained its mission "to form good men and good citizens."  The College enrolls approximately 1050 students on its beautiful, residential campus situated on 1300 acres in south-central Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.  The academic environment is characterized by small classes and close student-faculty relationships.  Hampden-Sydney is committed to its strong, liberal arts curriculum and offers the successful candidate the opportunity to explore multi-disciplinary teaching opportunities and research.   Qualification: Ph.D., 1-3 years of teaching experience, and a promising program of professional development and scholarship.   Applications will be accepted until Jan 1, 2016.  Please submit ALL application materials to: (TBA)

Applicants should submit:   • Cover letter stating qualifications and interest in this position addressed to: Helena von Rueden, Chair of Music Search Committee, Hampden-Sydney College • Curriculum vitae with contact information • Three confidential letters of recommendation     Hampden-Sydney College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  


Hampden-Sydney College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.