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Assistant Professor of Biology

Longwood University
Job Location:
Farmville, Virginia

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 tenure-track position in Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2023.

We seek a broadly trained molecular biologist whose research interests will complement those of our faculty. Teaching responsibilities include genetics, introductory biology, and upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach biochemistry and/or microbiology.


The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D., a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, the potential to develop a successful research program in an undergraduate setting, dedication to quality advising of students and supervision of undergraduate research, and commitment to service to the University and local communities. The standard teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester. The University will provide dedicated research space as well as modest start-up funding.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track, instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. 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

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Application Instruction:

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 qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the applicant 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 applicant's teaching and research and can discuss their academic qualifications for this position

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