FACULTY POSITIONS

Faculty appointments begin in August, except where noted otherwise. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, personal and sick leave and vacation; and a 403(b) retirement plan. A letter of application including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts,and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or complete email applications can be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Background check required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

faculty openings

Open Positions

Instructor of Biology Two-Year Visiting, Non-Tenure Track position

Posted 4/10/18

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Ferrum College is currently seeking to appoint a Two-Year, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Instructor of Biology.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, in Biology or a related field.  Expertise and/or experience in either Agricultural Science or Environmental Science would be beneficial.  A demonstrated record of successful college-level teaching is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:  TEACHING:  The primary teaching responsibilities of this dynamic faculty member will be in the Introductory Biology course sequence.  Opportunities to teach other courses in the Biology curriculum, introductory courses in related programs or non-majors courses are also available depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and interests.  SCHOLARSHIP:  Candidates should provide evidence of active scholarship. In particular, experience involving undergraduate students in research is desirable.  SERVICE:  Visiting faculty are expected to contribute to the administration of their program and college.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  A letter of application, including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu or sent to the following:   Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA  24088

Please Note: A background check is required.

Business Administration - Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Posted 4/2/18

The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College is currently seeking to appoint a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Business.  The Business program at Ferrum College is innovative and interdisciplinary, and is one of the largest at the college.  The Business program works particularly closely with the Accounting and Computer Information Systems programs.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a lead role in this program and develop courses in his/her area of expertise as we continue to explore and develop new and relevant areas of focus such as Data Analytics and Health Care Management as part of a strategic vision.  The candidate will also help guide the program in preparation for ACBSP accreditation as well as in the development of graduate degree programs.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. or DBA in Business or a related field, and possess expertise and/or experience in data analytics/management/marketing or related areas. The ability to teach a range of courses is expected. A demonstrated record of college teaching experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities: TEACHING: The dynamic faculty member will teach courses in Business Policy, Investments, Management Science, Personal Finance, and other elective and core courses in the Business curriculum (available at: http://www.ferrum.edu/socialsciences/business-administration/).  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students, and supervise internships.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal studies education. SCHOLARSHIP: A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students. SERVICE: Our faculty fully participate in leadership activities and fulfill leadership roles pertaining to faculty governance at the College-wide, School, Program, and disciplinary level.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately; unless noted otherwise in the description below, the position will remain open until filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of scholarship and research
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • THREE recent letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Completed applications may be submitted to: Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088.

Please Note: A background check is required.

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of World History

Posted 1/30/18

The School of Arts and Humanities at Ferrum College invites applications and nominations for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of World History with a primary expertise in African or Asian history, chronological focus open.  We are particularly interested in a broadly trained historian with additional foci in trade, borderlands studies, migration studies, history of climate and disease, or colonialism.  The History program at Ferrum College offers a diverse selection of history courses drawn from major regions of the world over varying time periods.  Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and understand the historical development of different cultures, essential skills for both work in history and informed citizenship.  Faculty teach a 4/4 teaching load, with optional experiential May term (eTerm).  The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must demonstrate a record of college or university teaching experience.

Responsibilities: TEACHING: The dynamic faculty member will teach survey courses, as well as upper division courses for history and social studies majors.  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students and supervise internships.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal studies education.  SCHOLARSHIP: A successful candidate will provide evidence of ongoing scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects.  SERVICE: Our faculty fully participate in leadership activities and fulfill leadership roles pertaining to faculty governance at the College-wide, School, Program, and disciplinary level.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately; unless noted otherwise in the description below, the position will remain open until filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Interested applicants should submit the following:

  •      A letter of application
  •      A curriculum vitae
  •      Evidence of teaching
  •      A statement of teaching philosophy
  •      Sample syllabi for one lower division survey course and one upper division course
  •      Evidence of scholarship and research
  •      Copies of graduate transcripts
  •      TWO recent letters of recommendation addressing teaching effectiveness

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu or completed applications may be submitted to:  Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA  24088.

Please Note: A background check is required.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre Full-time, Non-tenure-track

Posted 10/27/17

The School of Arts and Humanities at Ferrum College is currently seeking candidates for a non-tenure- track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre, beginning August 2018.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a variety of courses for both majors and non-majors, such as Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre History, Auditions Techniques, Voice and Diction, and Dance Styles of Musical Theatre.  The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the Meisner technique, Viewpoints, or other acting methodologies.  A demonstrated record of college teaching experience and professional performing experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:  TEACHING:  The dynamic faculty member will teach major and non-major courses, Performance Theory, Dance Techniques, and Direct/Choreograph in our mainstage season.  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students and maintain memberships in professional organizations such as SDC or AFA.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education. SCHOLARSHIP:  A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, presentation, and/or performance activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students.  SERVICE:  Our faculty fulfill leadership roles on the campus and as active members of the professional community by mentoring students for professional auditions and by participating in recruitment-related activities at professional conferences such as the VTA or SETC.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  A letter of application, including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to the following: Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, PO Box 1000, Ferrum, VA  24088

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu Please Note: A background check is required.