Faculty Positions Available (2017/2018)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hampden-Sydney College, a private liberal arts college for men with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track appointment beginning August 2017. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in the areas of Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience by the time of their appointment and be prepared to teach courses in the area of specialization as well as introductory psychology.  The course load for this position is seven per year. Candidates are also expected to be active scholars who will engage in research that involves undergraduate students.

Hampden-Sydney College, a selective college founded in 1775, is located in south-central Virginia and has an enrollment of approximately 1050 students.

Applicants should submit (via Interfolio): https://apply.interfolio.com/39325

Please send letter of interest addressed to Dr. G. Daniel Weese, vitae, graduate transcripts, sample of written work, indications of teaching competence, and three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College invites application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 1, 2017. Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Music, beginning Fall 2017.  We seek a candidate with excellent general teaching abilities.  The applicant will be a specialist in both music theory and musicology, with the ability to teach theory fundamentals as well as theory for music minors, and music history survey and topics courses.  A third area of competence in world music topics, composition, and/or electronic music is a benefit.  Candidates interested in contributing to program-building in the music area will be given preference. 

Hampden-Sydney is committed to its strong, liberal arts curriculum and encourages faculty to explore multi-disciplinary teaching opportunities and research.  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. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. at the time hire, 2-3 years of teaching experience, and an active program of professional development and scholarship.

Applications will be accepted until Dec 15, 2016.

Applicants should submit (via Interfolio): apply.interfolio.com/39131

  • Cover letter stating qualifications and interest in this position addressed to: Shirley Kagan, Chair of Music Search Committee, Hampden-Sydney College
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Teaching Statement
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Hampden-Sydney College, a private liberal arts men's college with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Economics & Business Department beginning August 2017.  Candidates should be prepared to teach a course in money and banking, international trade, and intermediate economic theory (micro or macro). Doctorate or ABD at advanced dissertation stage preferred in economics.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Hampden-SydneyCollege, a selective college founded in 1775, is located in south-central Virginia, and has an enrollment of approximately 1100 students.  Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, indications of teaching competence, and three letters of recommendation to Economics Search Committee, Department of Economics and Business, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.  We will be holding interviews at the AEA/ASSA meetings in Chicago in January, 2017.  Learn more about Hampden-Sydney at www.hsc.edu.

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric (Public Speaking and Composition) and Associate Director of the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking.

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, beginning August 2017, 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 PhD in Rhetoric, Rhetorical Studies, Rhetoric and Communication, Rhetoric and Public Address, or related field.  

The successful candidate will teach seven courses per year: 1) five classroom sections including beginning and advanced public speaking, an upper-level course in rhetorical history and theory, and occasional courses in written composition; and 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 and evaluation, and developing and leading workshops for faculty across the disciplines. Expertise in Speaking (and/or Writing) 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.  

Please apply online by October 18, 2016.

Include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference. Letters of application should be addressed to Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries should be sent to kweese@hsc.edu.

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