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Lecturer, Agriculture/Environment Assessment & Management (#F3033PO)

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
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May 17, 2024

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Lecturer, Agriculture/Environment Assessment & Management (#F3033PO)


The Department of Plant and Soil Science (PSS), at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer specializing in Agriculture/Environment Assessment & Management. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment. This individual will be joining a successful, multi-disciplinary, applied science department. Current faculty are engaged in soil science, agroecology, agronomy, horticulture, landscape design, and entomology. PSS faculty have access to research farms and natural areas for teaching and research purposes. Anticipated start date is August 19, 2024.


Qualified applicants are required to hold a master’s degree or higher in environmental science, soil science, horticulture, agroecology, or a closely related field. Highly motivated individuals with a robust interest in undergraduate environmental and agricultural science education, and industry or academic experience, are encouraged to apply.



The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Environmental Science Program (ENSC) and the PSS department’s agricultural curriculum. They should demonstrate a strong track record in teaching environmental science. They will be teaching the field laboratory portion of ENSC 3600: Pollutant Movement in Air, Land, and Water to ~100-140 students each fall semester. This course requires thorough knowledge of field sample collection, processing, and basic lab/chemistry procedures and engages students in project-based learning. In spring semester, they will teach 2-3 courses from among a list of existing PSS offerings and/or developed from within their field of knowledge in consultation with the department chair and appropriate curriculum committees. Courses taught could include agricultural ecology; farm planning; farm operations; crop science; soil morphology; compost ecology; or other related topics, depending on the experience of the candidate. Successful candidates are expected to serve on department and university committees as part of their workload. They will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate students. Upon promotion to Senior Lecturer, candidates can join the graduate faculty and advise graduate students.


About Us

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. UVM’s hometown of Burlington, VT perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake.


The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to live in a diverse and changing world. We who work, live, study, teach, do research, conduct business, or participate in the University of Vermont are members of this community. As members, we believe in the transforming power of education and agree to help create and foster an environment where we can discover and reach our true potential.


The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.


Required Material

Applications must be submitted online at to Posting #F3033PO. Applicants must provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, applicants must provide names and email addresses for three individuals who will provide letters of professional reference. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; for full consideration applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by April 30, 2024. Salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. For further information about this position, please contact: Josef Gorres, Search Committee Chair: or Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Interim Chair:

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