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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

Searches for the Robert Aird Chair of Humanities and the Julian Steward Chair of Social Sciences will open in Fall 2024. The three long-term chairs have two-year appointments renewable up to six years. There is no tenure.

Semester Appointments for 2024-2025 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 2024 (September – December) or Winter Semester 2025 (January – April). Applications will close December 22nd, 2023.

Please fill out the Application Form here.

Interim Summer-Term Appointments for 2025

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 2025 Interim Summer Term (mid-May – June). The application can be found here and the deadline is March 1st, 2024. Applications are especially invited from faculty who complement the areas of expertise of our current long-term faculty, for instance in 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, Black Studies, Feminism/Women and Gender Studies, American Studies
Humanities: Literature, Religious Studies, Law/Politics, Visual and Performing Arts, Linguistics

Appointments for Scholars on Sabbatical Leave, 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 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.