Lecturer of Biology (#F0314)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Biology (#F0314) to begin August 2021. The Department seeks an individual with demonstrated experience teaching lecture and non-cadaver based laboratories in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Introductory Biology.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate with faculty to prepare courses consistent with departmental expectations and provide data for departmental reporting and analysis
  • Prepare and grade assignments, keep office hours (minimum 4 hours per week), and complete other typical duties associated with University teaching
  • Contribute to the mission of the Department through participation in departmental meetings, service on a departmental committee, interactions with students outside of the classroom, and an overall commitment to being an active member of the faculty


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and prior experience teaching undergraduates preferred. ABD candidates will be considered but should be on schedule to complete their degree by August 2021. The successful candidate with an M.S. with 18 or more hours of graduate coursework in biology and prior experience teaching undergraduates will be considered. A demonstrated ability and commitment to working with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track instructional faculty position. Salary will be $45,000. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume) a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references.