Assistant Professor of English, Victorian Literature

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Victorian literature, beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will teach seven courses in literature and composition; depending on the candidate's expertise, there may be opportunities to teach medieval literature, early modern literature, or fiction-writing. Candidates should hold a PhD by time of employment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The campus is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant cultural, recreational, and artistic resources.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference by Interfolio at the following link: Address letter to Professor Cristine Varholy, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Review of files will begin Friday November 5, 2021, and initial interviews will be conducted online. Inquiries may be sent to

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