Deep Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Although we have an all-male student body, the College is committed to equal opportunity in employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual preference, religion, disability, financial status, age, or (student admissions excepted) gender or gender identity. However, see note below.
Note on non-U.S. applications: Due to time-consuming federal procedures and our limited administrative resources, Deep Springs regrets that it cannot support visa applications for faculty applicants who are not already or otherwise eligible for employment in the United States.
Note: The Long-Term Humanities search has been postponed until Fall of 2014.
There are three long-term chairs at Deep Springs: the Robert B. Aird Chair in the Humanities, the Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences, and the Herbert Reich Chair in the Natural Sciences (open for Fall of 2014). 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. Occasionally, Deep Springs will offer a year-long position in one of the three major subject areas.
Professors holding these chairs teach two courses in both the Fall and the Winter semesters, as well as any directed or independent studies they choose to take on; they also serve on one of the standing Student Body governance committees.
New: Currently Seeking Applications for Social Science Position (Year-long Appointment)
Deep Springs College is seeking applicants for a year-long social science professorship to begin teaching in the 2014-2015 academic year. We are especially interested in applicants concentrating in comparative politics.
Long-term faculty teach self-designed courses, both within their area of expertise and more broadly. Ideal candidates are more than specialists, and consider their discipline in the context of a liberal education. The teaching load is 2-2. The position is open to candidates at both the junior and senior levels.
Faculty work closely with students both inside and outside the classroom, and must be committed not only to teaching, but to nurturing and participating in an intimate and vibrant intellectual community. Faculty live on campus on the main circle next to the dormitory, laboratory, and main building. The student-to-faculty ratio is about four to one; most classes have fewer than eight students.
Applications are due March 15, 2014.
Short-Term or Visiting Positions
Deep Springs College seeks Visiting Scholars and Artists who are qualified teachers, from graduate students to professors emeriti, in all disciplines.
Applications for short-term visiting positions are accepted from September 1, 2013, through December 1, 2013.
Available: Fall and Winter Semesters: Visiting Scholars and Visiting Artists
During the two full semesters, (September-December and January-April), we have two or 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 December 1, 2013.
Available: 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 December 1, 2013.
Available: Short-Term or Visiting 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.
Summer Seminar (July-August)
Note: Currently we are not seeking applications for the Summer Seminar. 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.
View the Visiting Faculty advertisement
Application Procedures for Faculty Candidates
***Deep Springs College now receives online applications. While paper applications will still be accepted, we prefer that you apply using the form linked to below.***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.