Assistant Professor of Biology (two positions)

West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Posting Announcement

Position Information

Requisition Number



Fairmont State University  

Working Title

Assistant Professor of Biology (two positions)  

Type of Position


Internal Recruitment only?


Anticipated Hire Date

Fall 2021  

Job Posting Date


Full Consideration Date


Job Close Date


Benefits Eligible?


End date (temp or grant funded position)


Appointment Length

Aug - May (9 mo)  

Base Salary/Hourly Rate


Published Salary



067: Dept of Natural Sciences (FSU)  

Employment Location

Main Campus, Fairmont  

Position Will Report To

Chair - Department of Natural Sciences  

Duties and Responsibilities

The Biology Program at Fairmont State University welcomes applications for two faculty positions within the Department of Natural Sciences beginning August 2021. Applicants should be able to provide instruction in introductory biology lectures and labs for both majors and non-majors in addition to running and potentially developing courses within their respective areas of expertise. The areas of expertise we wish to add to our program are: (1) Microbiology and Immunology which, in addition to general courses, will teach lecture and lab sections in microbiology and cellular biology, develop courses in immunology, and mentor students and student research projects ; (2) Organismal biology which, in addition to general courses, will teach lecture and lab sections in environmental science, develop courses in their area of expertise including developmental biology, and mentor students and student research projects. In addition to contributing to the program curriculum, we seek candidates capable of contributing to the program and success of our students through collegial interactions, mentor-ship of undergraduate students with the goal of preparing them for professional and graduate school, and a commitment to service at all University levels including program meeting and assessment activities.  

Minimum Qualifications


Grant Funded Position?


If faculty position, tenure track?

2 - Tenure Track  

If faculty position, rank?

3 - Assistant Professor  

Is this a faculty term position?


Special Conditions

Applicants should have a PhD in their respective areas by August 2021 and a commitment to preparing students for life-long learning.

We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.  

Job Family:

30 - Academic Provost  

Minimum Expectations (Faculty/FEAP/NC)

Instruction and evaluation; student advising; committee assignments; faculty meetings; consultation; in-service programs; preparation for teaching; professional and scholarly development; research; performs other appropriate duties as assigned and as necessary; prepares and delivers instruction in all formats and methodologies as assigned and as necessary; attends institutional events and represents work department, school or college at such events; assists in student recruiting process and events for institution and/or work unit; adheres to and complies with all relevant federal, state and local laws; abides by Board of Governors and HEPC policies and rules, as relevant and appropriate; if assigned a State purchasing card, abides by all purchasing rules and provisions and reports/balances account as required or directed; adheres to all institutional policies and guidelines, including the provisions of the employee's relevant employee handbook; adheres to and complies with relevant provisions of the WV State Ethics Act; adheres to the provisions of FERPA; follows, adheres to and abides by all established State and University travel policies; adheres to all safety rules and provisions; reports any personal accidents/injuries or accidents/injuries of assigned staff to HR by end of work day or work shift; acknowledges responsibility as a mandatory reporter and reports all incidents under Title IX and Title VII of the United States Code to the proper Fairmont State University personnel; abides by the employee-reporting provisions of the FMLA and ADA; completes all assigned employee training and completes all required performance evaluations timely, completely and accurately.  

Minimum Expectations (Classified)


Min Req Education (Classified)


Min Req Education (Faculty/FEAP/NC)

Doctorate in Biology or related field.  

Req Lic and/or Certs (Classified)


Req Lic and/or Certs (Faculty/FEAP/NC)


Type and Amount of Experience Needed (Classified)


Minimum Qualifications (Faculty/FEAP/NC)


Required Skills: (Classified)


Preferred Qualifications

College level teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience teaching first generation college students in the STEM fields.
Demonstrated experience in formal course assessment procedures.  

Notes to Applicants

All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted.

Candidates invited to interview will be asked for copies of all academic transcripts.  

Optional Applicant Documents

Transcript #2
Transcript #3  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Statement of Philosophy
Transcript #1  


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