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West Virginia University

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor – Molecular and Cell Biologist/Biochemist

Job #17728

The Department of Biology at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August of 2022. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in cell and/or molecular biology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.  We seek applications from individuals with expertise in the study of biological processes at the cell and molecular levels using biochemical and computational methods. Research system(s) that compliment and increase the existing diversity of those used in the Department (Drosophila, zebrafish, ticks, tsetse flies, yeast, and plants) are particularly appealing. The successful applicant will demonstrate potential to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, mentor graduate students, contribute to diversity and inclusion, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

WVU (www.wvu.edu) is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls about 29,000 students.  It is classified as “R1-very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. WVU is located in Morgantown (www.morgantownwv.gov) which is ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of about 200,000 residents. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities such as DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, as well as resource-based industries. The city is readily accessible to Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.  For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV: https://biology.wvu.edu/about/jobs/about-morgantown.

To apply for this position, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities and navigate to the position title listed above, and submit a single PDF document containing (1) cover letter and vitae, (2) up to three representative publications, (3) statement of future research plans – 3-page maximum, (4) one-page teaching statement, (5) a description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and (6) contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Rita V.M. Rio at (rita.rio@mail.wvu.edu).  

WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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West Virginia University

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor – Forest Ecosystem Physiology

Job #17765

To strengthen an existing focus on ecological research, West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biology (http://biology.wvu.edu) to begin August 2022. 

We seek an individual who uses empirical and advanced analytical techniques to link the physiology of trees and/or microbes with ecosystem processes and their subsequent responses to climate change across multiple levels of biological organization ranging from genes to ecosystems.  Requirements include a broad biology background with a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, ecology or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publications, strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally funded independent research program, openness to collaborative research, ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and research missions, and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

The Department of Biology offers a diverse, productive, and well-funded research environment that is highly supportive of new junior faculty.  Existing departmental strengths include molecular genetics, behavioral neuroscience, genomics, and ecology. 

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. 

To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, a statement of future research plans (3 page maximum), a teaching statement (1 page maximum), a description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community  (1 page maximum), and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin on November 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Edward R. Brzostek at erbrzostek@mail.wvu.edu.

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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West Virginia University

Department of Biology

Teaching Assistant Professor

Job #16702

The Department of Biology at West Virginia University (https://biology.wvu.edu/) invites applications for Teaching Assistant Professor beginning January or August 2022.  This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion, though promotion is not required for continued career stability. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and ongoing engagement in assessment-based advancement of curriculum and instruction. There is no traditional research assignment.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach foundational courses and advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialization. While the ability to teach courses in quantitative biology (e.g., statistics for biologists) is desired, all areas of biological specialization will be considered. The teaching assignment is four courses each semester, or equivalent.  Common equivalents consist of significant commitments in support of student development (e.g., advising and recruitment) or in support of instruction. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, by developing courses that complement our current areas of focus (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genomics, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Quantitative Biology). The successful candidate will also contribute to advising and recruitment; advising during the summer may be expected, with additional compensation.   

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Biology or a closely related field is required at time of employment. In addition, we seek evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching undergraduates; in developing new courses; in developing, implementing and assessing innovative recruitment and advising initiatives; as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.   

WVU is the academic home to 30,000 students and is one of 10 U.S. land-grant institutions with an academic medical center. Morgantown, West Virginia, located in close proximity to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C., has been consistently ranked among the most livable small cities in the U.S. (http://www.morgantownwv.gov/240/Recognition).    

To apply, visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above.  Upload a single PDF file with a 1 - cover letter, 2 - curriculum vitae, 3 - statement of teaching philosophy, 4 - statement of advising philosophy, and 5 – description of ways you would contribute to the continued development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community through your teaching and service. Also, please arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to WVUBiology@mail.wvu.edu. The screening process will begin 9/20/2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website or contact the chair of the search committee (djhuebertlima@mail.wvu.edu).  

WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and was the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  

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