Job Details

Ferrum College
  • Position Number: 1201748
  • Location: Ferrum, VA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Instructor of Biology
Two-Year Visiting, Non-Tenure Track position


The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Ferrum College is currently seeking to appoint a Two-Year, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Instructor of Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, in Biology or a related field. Expertise and/or experience in either Agricultural Science or Environmental Science would be beneficial. A demonstrated record of successful college-level teaching is highly desirable.

Responsibilities: TEACHING: The primary teaching responsibilities of this dynamic faculty member will be in the Introductory Biology course sequence. Opportunities to teach other courses in the Biology curriculum, introductory courses in related programs or non-majors courses are also available depending on the successful candidate's qualifications and interests. SCHOLARSHIP: Candidates should provide evidence of active scholarship. In particular, experience involving undergraduate students in research is desirable. SERVICE: Visiting faculty are expected to contribute to the administration of their program and college.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan. A letter of application, including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references should be sent to the following

Office of Human Resources
Ferrum College
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA 24088

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu
Please Note: A background check is required.

About the College:
Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides lifelong learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor's degree programs ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice, campus-wide wireless Internet, small classes, and a dedicated faculty. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College is located in southwest Virginia approximately 35 miles south of Roanoke, VA and 75 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The area boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.






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