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Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Studies, mounted instructor

ABINGDON, Virginia 24211
United States
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Date Posted: 12/08/2021 | Last Updated: 12/08/2021
Instructor, Teacher/Professor
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Four Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
Job Description
Visiting Clinical Asst Professor of Equine Studies

Accepting applications

About this position

The Department of Equine Studies at Emory & Henry College invites applications for the position of Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Studies (Riding Instructor). The posting is a full-time, three year position with the possibility of renewal. The position is primarily for teaching mounted classes within the department as well as coaching students at horse shows (IHSA, IDA and extracurricular).

The Department is part of an historic liberal arts college in Emory, Virginia, USA, on a rural campus in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains. Committed to excellence in teaching and mentored undergraduate research, the Department of Equine Studies is one of the college’s most vibrant and successful programs. It is one of only approximately a dozen schools offering a degree in Equine Studies. The program boasts 21 National Championships in the associations the riding teams compete with, including the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, the Intercollegiate Dressage Association and the National Tournament of Champions.


Assist the equine studies faculty team in activities such as teaching, advising, program assessment and curriculum development as well as other potential departmental needs.

Demonstrated ability to teach departmental courses such as Fundamentals of Riding (all levels) primary hunter seat equitation, and a specialized area of riding to the applicant strengths are needed to complement existing expertise in the department.

Assist with coaching the competitive riding teams.

Assist with all hosted horse shows within the Department including collegiate competition with the IHSA and IDA as well as community horse show fundraisers.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; current vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and videos demonstrating teaching and riding as well any industry achievements; unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level transcripts; and three current reference letters.

Review of applicants will begin Jan. 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Patty Graham-Thiers, Chair, Department of Equine Studies ( or 276-944-6958.

About our ideal candidate

Master’s degree in related field (Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience will be considered), college level teaching and discipline-related field experience are expected by contract start date.
Candidates must have a background in either hunter seat, jumpers, dressage or eventing.
Experience with coaching students at horse shows is preferred.

About us
Located in the Highlands of Virginia, Emory & Henry College has devoted itself since 1836 to the belief that education can have a transformative effect on an individual, a place and ultimately the wider world.

Emory & Henry College is named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent Methodist church leader, and Patrick Henry, a patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. Together they symbolize the college’s dual emphasis on spiritual growth and civic engagement.

Inspired by the motto “Increase in Excellence,” the first faculty challenged students to grow and develop intellectually, spiritually and physically.

Today, our mission continues to focus on students as they follow a path of intellectual and spiritual growth on their way to successful futures. That mission, in turn, is extended to others through a broad program of active engagement and community service.

You will discover that Emory & Henry is a place of promise made up of warm-hearted, caring people who care about your fulfillment. This is a community that embraces people from all walks of life as they work together to improve the individual and the world. We are people with a mission and a long history devoted to transforming lives and increasing excellence.

Emory & Henry College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.