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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org
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.