Visiting Assistant Professor at Hampden-Sydney College

Three-Year, Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling around 1050 students located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Since 1775, Hampden-Sydney has sustained its mission “to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.”

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric, beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach seven writing courses per year, with maximum enrollments of fourteen students per section. Qualifications include college teaching experience and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Hampden-Sydney’s Rhetoric Program—praised and supported by its administration, faculty, and alumni as a central part of the curriculum—was established in 1978 with the mandate that students be able to “write clearly, cogently, and grammatically.” A minor in Rhetoric offers students extensive study in both writing and speaking.

To apply for the position, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Professor Lizabeth Rand, Director of the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Telephone: (434) 223-6238; FAX: (434) 223-6045; E-mail,, Website: Review of applications will begin February 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment begins mid-August 2011. Hampden-Sydney College welcomes applications from qualified minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Hampden-Sydney College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.