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Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.  A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is recommended.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 5.5 course load, which includes: teaching a two-semester biochemistry sequence and the accompanying labs, and creating one advanced or non-majors course.  An active research program involving undergraduates is expected.  The applicant should send the following: a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a brief statement of research plans at an undergraduate liberal arts institution, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Matthew Tuchler, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA 24450, tuchlerm@wlu.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and will close on October 1, 2013.

Classics, Assistant Professor

The Department of Classics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.  The successful candidate must be able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as courses in classical civilization.  Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interests lie primarily in Roman literature, including poetry of the Augustan era.  We are especially interested in candidates who can play an active role in shaping curricular offerings and developing innovative pedagogies. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by June 2014, and show evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly promise.

Applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All application materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.wlu.edu/postings.  Please address applications to Kevin Crotty, Chair of the Classics Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2013.  Selected candidates will be interviewed at the APA meeting in January 2014. 

English, Assistant Professor of English, narrative, c18 novels and film

Tenure-track position beginning fall 2014. Assistant Professor of narrative. Must have strong teaching interest in c18 novel and in creating an upper-level film course, any topic. Possible specialties in film adaptation, book history, the digital humanities, narrative theory, and other fields welcome. All department members teach lower-level courses and an annual section of the first-year writing seminar, topic determined by the instructor. Opportunities for participation in interdisciplinary endeavors, including our new Film minor. 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 above by November 1, 2013. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Chicago. 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. 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. As one of the nation's best liberal arts colleges, 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. 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. http://www.wlu.edu/english-departmenthttps://apply.interfolio.com/22144

History, Assistant Professor of Sub-Saharan African History

The History Department of Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African history beginning September 2014.  Period and area of specialization are open.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory surveys of African history and intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization.  The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D by June 2014. Apply electronically at our portal at Human Resources. After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013.  Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor David Bello (bellod@wlu.edu), Chair, African Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.  

History, Assistant Professor of British History, c. 1500-1850.

Early Modern Britain, 1500-1850.  Search Reopened.   The History Department of Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in British History, c. 1500-1850, beginning September 2014.  The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach a section of our introductory European Civilization survey, a two-term sequence on British history from the Middle Ages to the present, courses in their area of expertise. Washington and Lee University is a small, highly selective private liberal arts college that emphasizes the importance of classroom teaching as well as scholarship and service in choosing its faculty.  Applicants from last year's search are welcome to reapply.  The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D. by June 2014. Apply electronically at our portal at Human Resources. After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013.  Finalists will be interviewed at the AHA convention.  Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor David S. Peterson (petersond@wlu.edu), Chair, British History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.  

Journalism, John S. and James L. Knight Chair in journalism and media ethics

Journalism and Media Ethics - Washington and Lee University's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking a senior colleague to hold the John S. and James L. Knight Chair in journalism and media ethics, beginning in Fall 2014. Teaching applied ethics has been a fundamental component of the department's curriculum for four decades. We seek a colleague who is eager to ensure that our curriculum addresses the challenges of digital media. In addition to teaching courses in applied ethics, the new chair holder will also promote and advance scholarship in the academy and the journalism and mass communications professions. Our new Knight Professor will also work closely with the university's newly established interdisciplinary Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.  An extensive academic or professional background in ethics, an advanced degree and leadership in the journalism or mass communications professions are required. The Ph.D. is desirable but not required. Washington and Lee University is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2013. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is the nation's only accredited journalism program in a highly competitive liberal arts university. Detailed information about the University is available at www.wlu.edu and about the department at http://journalism.wlu.edu. For further information or to submit an application contact Dr. Brian E. Richardson, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303; 540-458-8430; richardsonb@wlu.edu.

Journalism and Mass Communications, Assistant Professor, multi-media news reporting

Washington and Lee University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to teach multi-media news producing and supervise The Rockbridge Report, the department's weekly online and broadcast news laboratory. Students in several classes contribute to The Rockbridge Report, which covers and serves the local community.  We are seeking a candidate with substantial broadcast or online newsroom experience and a commitment to helping our students master rapidly changing technologies, including mobile, tablet and social media.  Candidates must also be able to teach more general mass media survey and seminar courses in a rigorous liberal arts environment.   Our new colleague will become a member of a close-knit eight-person faculty supported by a full-time manager of technical operations in a facility designed for the technology requirements of 21st century journalism. 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 three sequences - journalism, business journalism, or mass communications. All learn to use multi-media information-gathering and storytelling tools to create public awareness of events and issues.  For more information about the department and Rockbridge Report, see: http://journalism.wlu.edu.  An appropriate advanced degree is required, with the Ph.D. preferred but not essential. The position will be available July 1, 2014. Washington and Lee University is an equal opportunity employer.  Founded in 1749 and located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee is the nation's only highly competitive liberal arts college with an accredited journalism program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita or resume and reference list to: Prof. Pam Luecke, head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Reid Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA 24450, or to lueckep@wlu.edu. Inquiries are welcome at Prof. Luecke's email address, above. Formal review of applications will begin in early October.          

Romance Languages, Assistant Professor of French

Tenure track position to begin July 1, 2014. PhD in hand by time of appointment. French literature and culture, specialization in a pre-Revolutionary period preferred, and expertise in French and/or francophone media and film.  Teaching responsibilities include teaching film, both in French and to a broader audience in English, and all levels of French language, literature and culture.  Native or near-native fluency in French and English. Evidence of effective teaching and scholarly potential. Affinities with our interdisciplinary programs and study abroad encouraged.  Interested candidates should send a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to Prof. John Lambeth, Chair, French Search Committee. Formal review of complete applications begins on November 15, 2013. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA. 

Romance Languages, Assistant Professor of Spanish. 

Tenure track position to begin July 1, 2014. Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. Spanish-American literature and culture with specialization in poetry. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of language, literature, and culture. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, evidence of effective teaching and scholarly potential. Interest and/or experience in study abroad desirable. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Prof. Jeff Barnett, Search Committee Chair, Department of Romance Languages, Tucker Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.  Formal review of complete applications begins on November 15, 2013. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA. 
 

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The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
International Relations
Assistant Professor

The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in International Relations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the Department's introductory course in Global Politics. Area of specialization within International Relations is open. Opportunities to teach in the other subfields in the Department (American government and political philosophy), as well as interdisciplinary programs at the University, will be available.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the University enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates and 400 law students. Send letter of application describing why you wish to teach in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, graduate transcript, and recommendation letters that speak to teaching and research abilities to PoliticsSearch@wlu.edu addressed to Lucas Morel, Politics Department Head. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 7.

http://www.wlu.edu/williams-school/politics/job-opportunities

Washington and Lee University School of Law - Lateral Faculty Position

Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications from lateral candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment commencing in the 2014-15 academic year.  We invite applications without regard to field.  Candidates must demonstrate distinction in both law teaching and legal scholarship, and candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.  Located in the beautiful setting of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee University School of Law offers a vibrant community of scholars and a superb, engaged student body.  Additionally, Washington and Lee has demonstrated an institutional commitment to innovation in legal education.  Please direct inquiries to Professor Brant Hellwig, Chair of the Appointments Committee, by email at hellwigb@wlu.edu or by regular mail addressed to Washington and Lee University School of Law, Sydney Lewis Hall, Lexington, Virginia, 24450.  


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