Teaching Assistant Professor - Biochemistry - Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Biochemistry beginning August 2021. Biochemistry is an intercollegiate program offered at WVU. This interdisciplinary program offers courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and molecular biology, providing a solid launching point for professional and graduate school. 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. This is a non-research position.
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. The successful candidate will teach foundational as well as advanced undergraduate biochemistry courses such as Biochemistry 2, Biochemistry 2 Lab, Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins, and potentially Experimental Biochemistry. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach general biology or general chemistry courses required for the Biochemistry major. The successful candidate will also contribute to advising and recruitment; advising during the summer may be expected, with additional compensation. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be housed in the Biology Department (https://biology.wvu.edu/) or the Chemistry Department https://www.chemistry.wvu.edu/ ).
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).
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or a closely related field is required at time of employment. In addition, we seek evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching undergraduate students, including in courses emphasizing quantitative skills; 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.
To apply, upload a single PDF file with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of advising philosophy, and a description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Also, please arrange to have three reference letters sent to email@example.com . The screening process will begin June 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website (https://biochemistry.wvu.edu/) or contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Justin Legleiter ( 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.
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