Faculty Searches

Assistant Men's and Women's Swimming Coach

Washington and Lee University invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach of Men’s & Women’s Swimming. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee is a highly selective, residential co-educational liberal arts university of 1790 students located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia. The University is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for Women’s Swimming and the Bluegrass Mountain Conference for Men’s Swimming. Washington and Lee is a member of NCAADivision III, sponsoring 24 varsity sports. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Head Coach of Men’s & Women’s Swimming and the Director of Athletics. The successful candidate will also teach in our required physical education program and will be assigned a second administrative duty. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship both on and off the pool deck.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting head coach in the coordination of all aspects of the program and assisting with recruitment of qualified student-athleteA bachelor’s degree and collegiate coaching experience, or the equivalent of education and experience, is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to be assured of full consideration, a cover letter, resume and at least three references with contact information should be received no later than July 7, 2014. http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2043

 Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2015. Assistant Professor in African-American literature and pre-1900 American literature. In addition to advanced courses in their specialties, all department members teach introductory courses and an annual first-year writing seminar, topic determined by instructor. Support for interdisciplinary teaching in areas such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Poverty and Human Capability, and Film and Visual Culture. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is located in the historic city of Lexington in the Great Valley of Virginia, about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. The teaching load is 5.5 courses annually, usually achieved by teaching 5 courses a year across fall and winter terms, plus 1 May term course in alternate years. The average class size is 16 students and the student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. The largest English department offerings, sophomore-level general education courses, have a firm cap of 25, and the smallest, our tutorial-style capstone seminars, typically enroll 5 or 6 students. A lively Digital Humanities Working Group supports faculty interested in the intersection of information technology and humanities research and teaching. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body: students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. Washington and Lee is strongly committed to supporting its faculty members, from new hires to advanced professors, in developing innovative courses and excellent scholarly and artistic projects. English professors teach small, writing-intensive classes full of talented students and work closely with those students as mentors and advisers. Typically we teach across a range of fields, creating feedback loops between our research interests and our course topics. Built into our course load, too, is an annual wild card option many of us devote to interdisciplinary teaching or experimental seminars. Tenure-track faculty members receive paid junior leave, after tenure we are eligible for sabbatical funding every fifth year, and we enjoy generous support for summer work and professional travel. We are dedicated to helping each other thrive in our various vocations as teachers, writers, researchers, and campus leaders.writing seminar, topic determined by instructor. Support for interdisciplinary teaching in areas such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Poverty and Human Capability, and Film and Visual Culture. Ph.D in hand, or ABD Ph.D expected Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Valley. Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online at the link located here http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2024, “Apply to this Job”, by October 31, 2014. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Vancouver.

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Washington and Lee University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to start July 2015.Located in Lexington, Virginia, Washington and Lee is the nation’s only highly competitive liberal arts college with an accredited journalism program. For more information about the department see: http://journalism.wlu.eduWashington and Lee University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to start July 2015. We seek a versatile faculty member to teach introductory to advanced journalism as well as general communication survey and seminar courses.  Our new colleague will become a member of a close-knit eight-person faculty, supported by a full-time manager of technical operations. We are dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts university the practice of sound journalism and its crucial function in a democratic society. Our students follow one of two majors—journalism or strategic communication. All learn to use multi-media, digital information-gathering and storytelling tools to create public awareness of events and issues. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., experience in professional journalism and university teaching, and digital media savvy. An appropriate advanced degree is required. The ability to contribute to our new strategic communication major is a plus. Formal review of applications will begin in September. http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2020

Assistant Professor of Music / Director of Instrumental Activities

The Department of Music at Washington and Lee University is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Instrumental Activities. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct the University Wind Ensemble, oversee instrumental chamber ensembles and the University Orchestra, and teach first-year music theory. Applicants should possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit student instrumentalists to the program. Other teaching responsibilities could include applied music or conducting depending upon the applicant’s skill set and the department’s needs. The position will begin in the Fall 2015 term. Strong candidates should have a doctorate in music or be close to completion. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential. On-site interviews will be conducted October 30-November 1 during the College Music Society national conference in St. Louis. Samples of work, such as recordings and/or publications that demonstrate current scholarship, will be requested at a later date. Contact Dr. Greg Parker, Professor of Music, Department Head http://jobs.wlu.edu:80/postings/2022

Under the Williams School of Commerce

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting

The Department of Accounting at Washington & Lee University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level beginning in Fall 2015. 

Washington and Lee is a small, private, highly selective university located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics has been AACSB accredited since 1927. 

In addition to requiring high quality teaching, applicants are expected to conduct research publishable in peer-reviewed journals. To support research, the School subscribes to several popular databases available through WRDSApplicants should have a doctorate or be close to completion and have teaching interests in financial accounting. Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly work. Specific questions about the position should be sent via email to Dr. Afshad Irani (irania@wlu.edu). 

We plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the 2014 AAA annual meeting in Atlanta, GA followed by campus visits in the fall. 


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