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Assistant Professor - Biology - WVU Tech (Beckley)

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

Job Details

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is a divisional campus of West Virginia University (WVU) focused on four-year undergraduate education. We are located in Beckley, West Virginia, near the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, world-class whitewater rafting, and other outdoor recreation activities. WVU Tech is currently inviting applications for the following employment opportunity:

The Department of Biology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track position to begin Fall 2024.

Teaching responsibilities include General Biology classes. Other courses may be assigned based on the experience of the successful candidate and scheduling needs. Faculty with experience developing quality, online courses in environmental biology or other courses that appeal to non-majors should apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in aquatic ecology, water-quality monitoring, and/or mycology but all disciplines in biology will be considered. Opportunities to develop additional upper division course(s) not currently included in our curriculum may become available as student interest and resources allow. Other duties typically assigned to WVU Tech faculty include: assessment, service on committees, academic advising, outreach, and curriculum development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduate students and write grants to support this program.

Date of Appointment: August 15, 2024

Rank: Assistant Professor

Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until filled.

More information about the Biology program can be found at

Qualifications :

Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline is required by the time of appointment, ABD will be considered if the candidate will complete the degree by December 2024. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring are required, with strengths in online instruction and development.

Application should include:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for 3 references including phone and email address
Apply online at:

For more information or to ask a question, contact Dr. Deborah K. Beutler, at

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.

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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