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Academic Job Openings

Dean of the College

Please direct questions about the Dean of the College position to deansearch@deepsprings.edu.

As of November 2020, applications are open for the position of Dean of the College. The successful candidate will join the faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. The details of how to apply for this position are in the Dean search advertisement. The complete job description for the Dean of the College position is here.

Faculty Job Openings

For questions about faculty job openings that are not answered on the website, please contact the Curriculum Committee by email at any time.

Long-Term Faculty Appointments Starting in 2021

Because of the difficulties the pandemic presents in bringing finalists to campus, Deep Springs has decided to postpone the search for the Robert Aird Chair of Humanities until next year.

The College limits teaching loads to two courses per term, and through its benefit program fosters the professional development of long-term faculty. Faculty are encouraged to solicit student participation in their work or to work with us to design projects of mutual interest. Long-term faculty have two-year appointments renewable up to six years. There is no tenure.

Deep Springs will open the application for this position in September 2021 and will begin evaluating candidates for the Robert Aird Chair of Humanities in November 2021. Successful candidates will join the faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Semester Appointments for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Each year Deep Springs seeks scholars and artists who are qualified teachers, from graduate students to professors emeriti/ae, for visiting professor positions.

During our two standard semesters, September-December and January-April, we have two or three visiting scholars and artists teaching at Deep Springs. Visiting professors teach one class, usually in their specialty or discipline. Deep Springs seeks visiting professors in liberal arts disciplines to teach one class as a visitor in either the Fall Semester 2021 (September – December) or Winter Semester 2022 (January – April). Applications are now open and will close January 15th, 2021.

Please fill out the Application Form here.

Interim Summer-Term Appointments for 2022

At the close of our main academic year, the seven-week interim summer term, (mid-May through June), is staffed largely 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. Deep Springs seeks three visiting professors to teach one seven-week class each, during the 2022 Interim Summer Term (mid-May – June). Applications will open in September and close in late February, 2021.  Applications are especially invited from the following disciplines:

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Cognitive Science/Psychology

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • History
  • Media & Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning/Design
Applications are now open.  Please fill out the Application Form.
 

Appointments for Scholars on Sabbatical Leave, 2021-2022 and Beyond

Deep Springs may make a limited number of short-term and summer appointments one to several years in advance, in order to accommodate applications from scholars planning sabbatical leaves from other institutions. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond will be accepted at any time.

Application Procedures for Faculty Candidates

Deep Springs College encourages online applications, and online applications opened in September 2020. While paper and email applications will still be accepted, we prefer that you apply using the online form.

All applications should include the following:

  • Cover Letter (briefly outlining three courses you might teach)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests (for multi-year appointments only)

If you are offered a phone interview, we may also request:

  • Reference Contacts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Note on Non-U.S. Applicants

Deep Springs does not sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitor visas; all applicants for employment must already be legally qualified to work in the U.S. as a condition of employment. We are sorry about this, but given our small size we cannot absorb the considerable administrative burden required to support the exchange visitor program.