Assistant/Associate Professor - Human Performance (Exercise Physiology)


West Virginia University (WVU) is seeking a full-time, tenure track (12-month) faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in the Division of Exercise Physiology in Morgantown, WV. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of WVU and the program in Exercise Physiology housed within the School of Medicine. Based on our faculty productivity (publications, grant funding, and national service), educational achievements and placement of the students, the Division of Exercise Physiology has been ranked as a top 10 nationally recognized program. The Division is looking for junior and mid-level career candidates that have an interest in becoming a catalyst for developing a research program with clinical and/or basic arms in skeletal muscle physiology and/or pathophysiology, or rehabilitation sciences and engineering that complement existing faculty research expertise. Candidates with expertise in basic and applied physiology and a strong publication record using modern approaches complimentary to the current research in the Division will be considered. Teaching will be primarily at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will be willing to mentor graduate students and collaborate with existing faculty who have research expertise in sensorimotor control, and skeletal muscle pathophysiology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute ( ), and WVU Cancer Institute ( ), and Mitochondria, Metabolism & Bioenergetics (MMB) Working Group. This appointment is offered in accordance with the provisions of West Virginia University as described in the Faculty Handbook ( ). A competitive salary, strong startup funds, research space and equipment will be provided commensurate with experience.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
  • PhD, preferably in fields complimentary of ones noted above, such as Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Muscle Physiology, etc.
  • Candidates at the Assistant level should have minimum (2) years post-doctoral experience and demonstrate potential to secure extramural funding.
  • Candidates at the Associate level should also have a history of significant research funding and serve as PI of at least one current extramural grant.
  • Appointment at the level of an Associate Professor in the tenure track will require transferable extramural funding, and evidence of strong peer-reviewed publications.
  • All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment.
As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. West Virginia University is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Qualifications :

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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