Part-Time Instructor of Pacific Island Studies

Southern Virginia University seeks applications for a part-time instructor of Pacific Island studies starting in the Fall of 2023. Major responsibilities include teaching, development of curriculum, and directing dance performances and other cultural events.

Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

The ideal candidate will have a proven teaching record and evidence of effective teaching in small classes. Beyond teaching, the position will require collaboration with the arts, student associations, academic colleagues, and administrative bodies. Applicants should be additionally prepared to show evidence of directing and mentoring students with varying levels of experience. Minimum of a Master’s degree or 18 hours of graduate-level classes in Pacific Island studies or related field is required. Preferred candidates will have experience in Pacific Island cultural dancing and public performances.

Applications should include a resume/CV, at least three professional references, and a letter of interest addressing the desired qualifications, the university’s mission, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin July 19, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf to

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.