Available Faculty Positions
Note on non-U.S. applications: Due to a combination of extensive federal procedures and our limited administrative resources, Deep Springs regrets that it cannot support visa applications for faculty applicants who are not otherwise eligible for employment in the United States.
Short-Term Positions: Visiting Scholars and Visiting Artists
During the two full semesters, (September-December and January-April), there are two to three Visiting Scholars or Visiting Artists teaching at Deep Springs. Visiting professors teach one class in their specialty or discipline. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2013. Short-Term Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are requested by January 1, 2014.
Summer Seminar (July-August)
At the opening of our academic year, the seven-week Summer Seminar (July-August) is the incoming class's introduction to college work and to life at Deep Springs. This intensive course is typically team-taught, and usually poses questions relevant to the educational experience of Deep Springs: questions concerning community, service, responsibility, and the place of the individual in the world. We are currently entertaining applications for summer term in 2014. The Curriculum Committee considers applications for Summer Seminar 14 months in advance (e.g. applications for Summer Seminar 2014 are due June 1, 2013).
Interim Summer Appointments (May-June)
At the close of our academic year, the seven-week interim summer term (May-June) is entirely staffed by visiting professors. In addition to standard curricular offerings in any liberal arts field, this term is an opportunity for faculty applicants to offer classes of more particular, experimental, or eclectic focus. We are currently entertaining applications for interim summer term in 2015. Applications for 2015 are requested by February 15, 2014.
Short-Term Appointments for Scholars on Sabbatical Leave
Deep Springs makes a limited number of short-term and summer appointments several years in advance, in order to accommodate applications from scholars planning sabbatical leaves from other institutions, and who might wish to teach one small course as they write-up their research. Applications are currently accepted for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Chairs - Long-Term Appointments
Note: This fall we will hold a search for a new professor of Humanities. Check back in September for more information; applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2013.
There are three long-term chairs at Deep Springs: the Robert B. Aird Chair in the Humanitites, the Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences, and the Herbert Reich Chair in the Natural Sciences. Initial appointments for these chairs are usually for two years, with multi-year renewals for up to six years. Senior scholars in these positions may apply to have their appointments extended more than six years, but Deep Springs does not grant tenure.
Professors holding these chairs teach two courses in both the Fall and the Spring semesters, as well as any directed or independent studies they choose to take on; they also serve on one of the standing Student Body committees.
Application Procedures for Faculty Candidates
Deep Springs College seeks applications from all qualified teachers, from graduate students to professors emeriti, in all disciplines. Our search for the 2013-2014 academic year begins on September 1, 2012 and will conclude when all positions are filled. This year, Deep Springs seeks Visiting Scholars and Artists in all disciplines.
Applications for short-term visiting positions are accepted from September 1, 2012, through February 15, 2013.
All applications should include the following:
- Cover Letter (briefly outlining three courses you might teach)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Reference Contacts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Additional materials, such as teaching evaluations and samples of published work, may be required of candidates as the hiring process proceeds
Please send applications to:
Deep Springs College
HC 72 Box 45001
Dyer, Nevada 89010
or electronically to email@example.com.