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Adjunct Faculty for Biology, Chemistry, and Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
By credit, varies by experience.
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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The Departments of Biological Science, Chemistry and Physics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Mary Washington, a small, public liberal arts and sciences university located 50 miles south of Washington, DC, in Fredericksburg, VA, are seeking applicants for adjunct faculty. Applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s in the field/discipline in which they are teaching.

Adjunct faculty will teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2024 and beyond:


Biological Science

  • Biological Concepts I and II, with Lab


  • Chemistry and Society, with Lab (non-majors) General Chemistry I and II Lecture, with Lab Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture, with Lab

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Introductory Environmental Science, with Lab Physical Geology, with Lab Oceanography, with Lab



Successful candidates will be able to teach in-person in a student-centered small lecture and laboratory setting in their field/discipline. Adjunct faculty are expected to teach lecture and lab for the course that is assigned, along with classroom management including preparation of lecture materials, supervision of students in laboratory, development of instructional materials and assessments, and grading assignments. Adjunct faculty must hold 2 office hours per week.



  • Masters or Ph.D. in field/discipline of teaching assignment, with at least 18 graduate credit hours in the field/discipline Ability to teach effectively in the field/discipline of assigned course(s) in the lecture and laboratory


  • Teaching experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary setting as instructor of record  Dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds 


Candidates are required to include curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript or list of graduate courses (in English) and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted by email to and will be reviewed on a rolling and as needed basis.  


The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to these core principles. 



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