Lecturer of Environmental Science

Longwood University

Farmville, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Department:Biological-Env Sciences
Locations:Farmville, VA
Posted:Sep 22, 2022
Closes:Open Until Filled
Ref. No.:F0286
Position ID:153621

About Longwood University:

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 more than 38,000 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 at Longwood University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Environmental Science to begin in January 2023. Pending satisfactory job performance, position will continue through the 2023-2024 academic year.

We seek a broadly-trained individual with experience teaching introductory courses in environmental science or related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both introductory and advanced courses in environmental science, as well as one or more of the following: water resources, earth science, and geography. A significant part of the teaching load will be interdisciplinary environmental science courses within the Civitae Core Curriculum, with a mixed student population of majors and non-majors.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Collaborate with faculty to prepare courses consistent with departmental expectations and provide data for departmental reporting and analysis; average of 15 contact hours per semester
  • Prepare and grade assignments, keep office hours (minimum of 4 hours per week), and complete other duties associated with university teaching
  • Contribute to the mission of the Department through participation in departmental meetings, service on a departmental committee, interaction with students outside of the classroom, and an overall commitment to being an active member of the faculty


  • Ph.D. (or ABD) and experience teaching undergraduates preferred
  • MS with 18+ graduate coursework in environmental science or related disciplines and prior teaching experience considered

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, instructional faculty position.  Annual salary will be $48,000.  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 [email protected]

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information can be located through this link http://www.longwood.edu/titleix/.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled, position posted 9/22/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):

  • Letter of interest summarizing your qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the candidate serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Teaching evaluation summaries
  • Three letters of recommendation/contact information from active faculty who are familiar with the candidate’s teaching and research and can discuss their academic qualifications for this position