MBU to Launch Cohort Approach for Faculty Hires for 2021-22 Academic Year

April 19, 2021

Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community and aspires to develop a faculty and staff that reflect its student demographics. Mary Baldwin University aims to diversify its curriculum and faculty by filling seven full-time faculty positions (non-tenure track) and seeks applicants who work broadly across areas of racial and social justice and have extensive experience in digital pedagogies. These positions are for the 2021-2022 school year.

Through the faculty cohort model, MBU will build a collaborative and shared experience that will welcome individuals to the #MBUfamily. Arriving together, the seven new faculty members will enhance existing strengths in several interconnected areas of the humanities and social sciences. The new hires will be appointed in the departments of Sociology, Biology/Health Sciences, Business and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Teacher Education, and Higher Education. The start date for each position is August 2021.

The MBU 2021 faculty cohort will join an educational community that values inclusive excellence and fosters close working relationships with students through our various curricular programs such as the Honors Program, Provost Scholars, Mary Baldwin College for Women, Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Incoming faculty will be provided with opportunities to access faculty and professional development funds. Learn more about MBU’s commitment to racial and social justice and ongoing programming with a focus on inclusive excellence.

In addition to our commitment to racial and social justice, Mary Baldwin has a thriving online presence. The origins of MBU Online date to 1977, when Mary Baldwin was the first school in Virginia to establish a program for adult learners to earn their degrees later in life. Today MBU Online provides strong online programming and expanded offerings that include certificates and licensure for undergraduate and graduate students. From advisors who are always available, faculty who are invested in students’ success, and a true family of classmates and alumni, our goal is simple — unleashing every student’s potential.

Mary Baldwin University and Staunton, Virginia
Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a growing student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America.

The university welcomed its largest ever incoming class in Fall 2018, and it is a pivotal and exciting time in the institution’s distinguished 179-year history. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding.

Mary Baldwin’s history began with founder Rufus Bailey and what was then a revolutionary idea: that women, like men, should be well educated. A generation later, namesake Mary Julia Baldwin took the reins during the Civil War; afterward her cutting-edge innovations made the institution thrive. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 in honor of Miss Baldwin, and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923. In 2016, the institution became Mary Baldwin University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, and in fall 2017 the university welcomed the first residential male students to campus.

Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, the university has repeatedly introduced new methods and programs at the forward edge of educational trends and societal needs. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, the only all-female corps of cadets in the nation.

Review of applications will begin immediately, but these positions will remain open until filled. To learn more about each position and to apply, please refer to the following postings.

Faculty Positions for Fall 2021

Assistant Professor of Biology/Health Sciences (two positions)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Assistant Professor of Business/Marketing Communication