Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Morgantown, West Virginia (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
September 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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West Virginia University

Assistant Professor – Department of Biology (Forest Ecosystem Physiology)

Job Number: 17765

To strengthen an existing focus on ecological research, West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biology ( to begin August 2022. 

We seek an individual who uses empirical and advanced analytical techniques to link the physiology of trees and/or microbes with ecosystem processes and their subsequent responses to climate change across multiple levels of biological organization ranging from genes to ecosystems.  Requirements include a broad biology background with a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, ecology or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publications, strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally funded independent research program, openness to collaborative research, ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and research missions, and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

The Department of Biology offers a diverse, productive, and well-funded research environment that is highly supportive of new junior faculty.  Existing departmental strengths include molecular genetics, behavioral neuroscience, genomics, and ecology. 

 WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. 

To apply, please visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, a statement of future research plans (3 page maximum), a teaching statement (1 page maximum), a description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community  (1 page maximum), and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin on November 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Edward R. Brzostek at

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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 individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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