Position: The Division of Plant and Soil Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry (50% teaching, 50% research). West Virginia University is the state’s flagship land grant institution, currently enrolls nearly 32,000 students, and is an R1 research university as defined by the Carnegie Foundation. The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design has 110 faculty and 150 full-time staff, enrolls 1700 undergraduate and 280 graduate students across a full spectrum of degree programs (28) housed in five academic divisions. The Division of Plant and Soil Sciences is a diverse unit consisting of about 25 faculty and equivalent positions in agronomy, soil science, entomology, genetics, horticulture, environmental microbiology, and plant pathology. The Division houses four undergraduate academic majors and partners with other academic units to offer an intercollegiate major in Biochemistry. The Division also offers Masters and PhD degrees. The position is located on West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. The successful applicant will be housed in a new, state-of-the-art facility and have access to a competitive start-up package.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instructing, mentoring, and advising students in the undergraduate major in Biochemistry. The teaching assignment will include an introductory course in biochemistry for majors and a capstone course for students in the molecular biology track of the major. The successful candidate also will advise undergraduate and graduate student research and develop a productive, externally funded research program that applies modern biochemical approaches to research areas relevant to the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. Such areas include plant biology and/or biochemistry, microbiology, plant-microbe interactions, entomology, and plant-insect interactions.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in biochemistry or in a related life science discipline, a strong research background in biochemistry relevant to areas of expertise in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, and postdoctoral experience. Candidates must be dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research and possess demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
Salary: Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications: Qualified applicants should submit an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of three professional references that include all necessary contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail address) to http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title above. Inquiries for additional information to be directed to: Dr. Sven Verlinden at Sven.Verlinden@mail.wvu.edu.
Candidates should prepare a letter of application, a statement of teaching and research philosophies, and a curriculum vita merged into a single PDF document and submit it electronically to Dr. Sven Verlinden at email@example.com. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference emailed to that same address. For more information about our programs, visit http://plantandsoil.wvu.edu/ and https://biochemistry.wvu.edu/. Other queries can be directed to Dr. Sven Verlinden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2020 or until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University attempts to be responsive to dual career couples.
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