Inside Higher Ed | Deep Springs College

Inside Higher Ed Careers is excited to introduce College Pages, a place for job seekers to research potential employers. We will be rolling these out over the next few months to ensure quality and to respond to feedback from job seekers and recruiters.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at [email protected].


Deep Springs College

Deep Springs College

Deep Springs is a two-year, fully accredited private liberal arts college located in a high desert valley in eastern California. The college devotes itself each year to the education of 30 promising young people dedicated to serving humanity. During their two years at the Deep Springs, students immerse themselves in a demanding educational experience that unites a seminar-based academic program with manual labor and extensive student self-governance. All students attend on full scholarship. After Deep Springs, students typically continue their studies at world-class universities.

Deep Springs offers faculty a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in study and collaboration with students, as well as a chance to explore new courses and approaches while developing their teaching skills. Here, teachers work closely with students to identify mutual course objectives and the best methods to achieve them. The professor’s role is to guide exceptional students through challenging material. Classes rarely exceed 12 students, and approximately 8-10 classes are offered each semester. Faculty members live on campus in Deep Springs Valley, which is about 25 miles from the nearest town (Big Pine, CA, population: ~1700).

Deep Springs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or political affiliation.

Note on non-U.S. applications: Because of time-consuming federal procedures combined with our small size and limited administrative resources, Deep Springs regrets that it cannot support visa applications for faculty applicants who are not already or otherwise eligible for employment in the United States.

Deep Springs at a Glance

  • Founded in 1917
  • Private, co-educational, liberal arts college
  • Student Body size: 30
  • Students and staff operate a cattle ranch and 155 acre alfalfa farm
  • Tuition-free
  • Admissions and faculty & staff hiring are both run by student-led committees
  • Each student completes 20 hours of labor each week, which includes milking cows, irrigating alfalfa fields, cooking meals, and maintaining the campus
  • Deep Springs alumni regularly attend elite colleges, and a quarter of them go on to earn their PhD's
  • Long-term professors teach two courses per semester and short-term professors teach one course per semester

Jobs at Deep Springs College

Are you hiring?

Post your open positions to recruit the diverse, talented professionals you most want to hire.

Post a jobContact our Careers team

Deep Springs College Announcements

Hires and Promotions

Is this your college or institution?

Tell us about your latest hires and promotions.

Announce A Job Change or New Hire

Tell us about your institution’s fund-raising efforts.

Announce Your CampaignPost Your Latest GiftsPost Your Largest Gift

Is this your college or institution?

Tell us about any conferences or events you have planned.

Announce An EventSee All Events

Back to Top