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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Physiology and Pharmacology - 16496

West Virginia University - Physiology and Pharmacology
Morgantown, West Virginia (US)
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, rank and qalifications
Closing date
Aug 6, 2021

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West Virginia University


Assistant - Associate - Full Professor

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

As part of an expansion of our existing research strengths, the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (DPP) and the Center for Inhalation Toxicology (iTOX) at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center (WVU HSC) invite applications from outstanding scientists for one tenure-track faculty position, available Summer/Fall 2021. This recruitment is open to individuals with promising or established research programs, to be appointed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. We specifically seek investigators whose research programs demonstrate a strong fundamental background and training in physiology, toxicology, and/or pharmacology as well as position them to generate synergy with existing faculty. Preference will be extended to candidates whose research programs will complement/expand our existing strengths:

  • cardiovascular function
  • reproduction and developmental origins of health and disease
  • pulmonary function and immunology
  • redox biology/physiology
  • environmental health and disease susceptibility
  • inhalation exposure and systemic injury
  • engineered nanomaterial and advanced material toxicity

Appointees will be expected to contribute significantly to the WVU missions of research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will receive a generous startup package, competitive salary, fully renovated laboratory space commensurate with experience, rank and qualifications, as well as full access to our state-of-the-art rodent Inhalation Facility housed within the DPP and iTOX.

The WVU HSC supports excellent core facilities that include proteomics and protein mass spectrometry, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, functional imaging, flow cytometry, histology, and mouse gene- editing/transgenics. The WVU HSC has unique rodent inhalation exposure facilities. This multi-million dollar infrastructure affords capacity for nine exposure chambers, real-time aerosol characterization, and telemetry in AAALAC accredited facilities. In addition to a robust cadre of WVU HSC principle investigators, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is physically adjacent to the WVU HSC and provides an excellent source of potential collaborators interested in the toxicologic effects of occupational exposures. WVU is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research-Extensive, public institution. Morgantown is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and access to some of the best outdoor venues in the country.

Qualifications: For all ranks, Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., two or more years of postdoctoral training, evidence of significant peer-reviewed research accomplishments and demonstrated experience in the instruction of professional and/or graduate students. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will be expected to develop a competitive, extramurally funded, research program and further develop their nascent skills in instruction of professional and graduate students. Appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have current NIH or equivalent extramural funding and demonstrable excellence in instruction of professional and graduate students.   Interested individuals must apply via: with a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, detailed research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 645 bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh, PA. to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S. with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

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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