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 2022
Deep Springs has opened the application for the Robert Aird Chair of Humanities position. The application closes on November 5th, 2021. Successful candidates will join the faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The College limits teaching requirements 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.
Semester Appointments for 2022-2023 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 2022 (September – December) or Winter Semester 2023 (January – April). Applications have opened as of September 23, 2021 and will close January 15th, 2022.
Please fill out the Application Form here.
Interim Summer-Term Appointments for 2023
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 visiting professors to teach one seven-week class each, during the 2023 Interim Summer Term (mid-May – June). Applications will open in September and close in late February, 2022. Applications are especially invited from faculty who complement our current curriculum offerings, for instance in the following disciplines:
- Energy and the Environment
- Cognitive Science/Psychology
- Media & Politics
- Urban Planning/Design
Appointments for Scholars on Sabbatical Leave, 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year and beyond will be accepted at any time.
Application Procedures for Faculty Candidates
Deep Springs College encourages online applications. 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.