2022-2023 Positions  updated September 21, 2021


Assistant Professor of Biology

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with teaching in Neurobiology and Anatomy & Physiology. Responsibilities include a 4/3 teaching load that includes lecture and laboratory courses for freshman-level Principles of Biology, sophomore-level Anatomy & Physiology, and upper level courses including Neurobiology that is part of a new Neuroscience minor. Competitive applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field of Biology.

Hampden-Sydney highly values the teacher/scholar model of education. Candidates must be broadly trained, dedicated to undergraduate teaching and advising, and prepared to supervise student research. We have an active summer research program that provides housing and support for students conducting research with faculty. In 2022, the Biology Department will move into a new $40 million state-of-the-art-science building. Our new neurobiologist will have access to a vivarium with dedicated rooms for mammal and non-mammal husbandry, surgery, and behavioral testing, with an adjoining teaching lab and an additional lab space for advanced research.

To apply, please upload the following via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/91575): letter of application addressed to Dr. Rachel Goodman, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement on equity and inclusion which may be incorporated into the aforementioned items, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins July 1, 2022.

Contact: Dr. Rachel Goodman, Chair, Department of Biology. Telephone: (434) 223-6705; FAX: (434) 223-6374; E-mail: rgoodman@hsc.edu, Website: http://www.hsc.edu/academics/biology/.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry beginning August 2022.  In addition to teaching organic chemistry and intermediate lab and mentoring undergraduate researchers, teaching responsibilities may include general chemistry lecture, introductory lab, and/or advanced courses in the candidate’s specialty.  The teaching load is seven courses over the year, with lecture and laboratory offerings given equal weight.  The major in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society, and the major in biochemistry and molecular biology is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Students enjoy the department’s unique laboratory program composed of eight semester-long research-style projects, the last four of which are directed independent research projects.  The department, which has mentored two Goldwater Scholars in the past seven years, is equipped with research grade instruments and has a burgeoning instrument endowment.  We move into a new building, the Pauley Science Center, in the summer of 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a research statement anticipating undergraduate participation, and three confidential reference letters via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/92635.  Further questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Dunn (kdunn@hsc.edu). Formal review of applications begins October 15, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Hampden-Sydney College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position beginning August 2022. Successful applicants will teach a range of undergraduate computer science courses and be involved with shaping the curriculum, along with the two other computer science faculty members.  Construction is underway on the Pauley Science Center, which will house new computer science facilities.

Hampden-Sydney College highly values the teacher/scholar model.  Thus, candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and the drive to sustain an ongoing program of scholarship. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field (minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in computer science or equivalent) by the time of appointment. We encourage candidates with a wide range of specialties to apply.

All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of reference.   Please submit all application materials to Professor Rebecca Jayne, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hampden-Sydney College via Interfolio  http://apply.interfolio.com/92092. Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. 

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

The Department of Economics and Business at Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning August 2022 at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should be prepared to teach a seven-course load in managerial accounting, foundations of business, and an elective field.  

QUALIFICATIONS 

Ph.D. or ABD at advanced dissertation stage preferred. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Submit letter of application, transcripts, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Gregory Dempster, Search Committee Chair, through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/89920

Assistant Professor of English

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of English specializing in Victorian literature, beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will teach seven courses in literature and composition; depending on the candidate's expertise, there may be opportunities to teach medieval literature, early modern literature, or fiction-writing. Candidates should hold a PhD by time of employment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference by Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/93937. Address letter to Professor Cristine Varholy, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Review of files will begin Friday November 5, 2021, and initial interviews will be conducted online. Inquiries may be sent to cvarholy@hsc.edu.

Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs

The Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at Hampden-Sydney College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. The successful candidate must possess a background in American political thought and be able to teach Public Policy, Interest Groups, and Parties and Elections, as well as Introductory American Government. The ability to teach courses in other areas of American government, as well as the College's Western Culture course, is desirable; expertise in research methods is a plus. Hampden-Sydney College highly values the teacher/scholar model. Effective teaching, a commitment to scholarly productivity, willingness to engage in community service, and a dedication to student success, are all qualities required of a successful candidate. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science by the time of appointment.

All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of reference. Please submit all application materials to GVFA Search Committee c/o Professor Celia Carroll, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, Hampden-Sydney College via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/91794. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hampden-Sydney College, a private liberal arts college for men, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in developmental psychology beginning August 2022. All research areas of developmental psychology are invited, including developmental neuroscience, cognitive development, and social development. Candidates should have their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment and be prepared to teach courses in their area of specialization and in research and quantitative methods. The course load for this position is seven per year. Preferred candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college, as well as an interest in engaging undergraduate students in research projects and in building research partnerships across institutional and community groups.

Applicants should submit (via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/95104): A letter of interest addressed to Dr. Jennifer Vitale, vitae, graduate transcripts, indications of teaching competence, and two letters of recommendation.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Rhetoric Studio

We seek a rhetorician to direct Hampden-Sydney College’s newly established Rhetoric Studio and to teach five courses per year (2-3 or 3-2). The ideal candidate for this tenure-track position will have both administrative and consulting experience in a Writing, Communication, or Multi-Literacy Center and the ability to train and mentor student consultants to work in our Studio. Our successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support writing and multi-modal communication across the College and will contribute to our basic course offerings at the 100 or 200 level, including first-year composition and/or public speaking. Finally, the position offers the opportunity to teach upper-level courses in the Rhetoric minor in rotation with other Rhetoric faculty. A strong background in the liberal arts and expertise in the use of instructional technology preferred. PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Communication Studies, or the terminal degree in a related field is required.

Courses: The successful candidate’s teaching and administrative responsibilities will include ​two course equivalencies per academic year for work as the Director of the Rhetoric Studio and five Rhetoric courses (comprising a “full load”), including some combination of the following:

  • Rhetoric 100, 101, 102: Principles and Practice of Good Writing
  • Rhetoric 210: Public Speaking
  • Rhetoric 301, 310, 360, 370: Upper-level courses in the Rhetoric Minor

In addition, our new colleague may teach Rhetoric 481 (1-hour Capstone course) in rotation with other Rhetoric faculty.

Please apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/93928 and provide the following required materials: a cover letter that addresses both administrative experience and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Nicholas D. Nace, Director of the Rhetoric Program, at nnace@hsc.edu.


Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus includes hiking/biking trails, a Frisbee golf course and an adventure high ropes and zip line course. The campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, which includes a historic walkable downtown with a local brewery, art and craft galleries, restaurants, and a rails-to-trail state park that extends over 15 miles in each direction from town. Five additional state parks are located within 30 miles and offer camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and horseback riding. Farmville is also home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the US Civil Rights Trail. Farmville is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant opportunities for cultural and artistic resources, field trips, and employment opportunities for partners.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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