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Faculty Job Openings

Each year Deep Springs seeks scholars and artists who are qualified teachers, from graduate students to professors emeriti/ae, for visiting professor positions. If you have questions not answered on the website, please contact the Curriculum Committee by email at any time.

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.

Long-Term Appointments Starting in 2020:

Deep Springs College is currently seeking applications from junior or senior scholars for two long-term professors, one found here in the Social Sciences (the Julian Steward Chair of Social Sciences) and one found here in the Natural Sciences & Mathematics (the Herbert Reich Chair of Natural Sciences). Successful candidates will join the faculty for the 2020-2021 academic 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 them to design projects of mutual interest. Long-term faculty have two-year appointments renewable up to six years. There is no tenure. The application for both positions is now open. Deep Springs will begin evaluating candidates for the Herbert Reich Natural Sciences Chair on Nov. 1, 2019 and for the Julian Steward Social Sciences Chair on Nov. 8, 2019.

Semester-Long Appointments for 2020-2021 Academic Year:

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 2020 (September – December) or Winter Semester 2021 (January – April). Applications are now open, and close December 16, 2019.

Interim Summer-Term Appointments for 2021: 

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 2021 Interim Summer Term (mid-May – June). Applications are now open, and close January 16, 2020.  Applications are especially invited from the following disciplines:
Natural Sciences:

  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Cognitive Science/Psychology

Social Sciences:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Media & Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning/Design

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 2019-2020 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

If you prefer not to use the online application, please send applications to:

Faculty Search 
Curriculum Committee
Deep Springs College
HC 72 Box 45001
Dyer, Nevada 89010

or electronically to curcom@deepsprings.edu.