Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Physiology and Pharmacology 20707

West Virginia University - Physiology and Pharmacology
Morgantown, West Virginia (US)
Salary commensurate with experience, rank and qualifications.
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Physiology, Health Sciences, Toxicology
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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 in systemic health outcomes, 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 research faculty position, available for an anticipated start date of 1 July 2023. This recruitment is open to individuals with promising or established research programs, to be appointed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. Successful candidates will have a strong fundamental background and training in systems physiology. Individuals utilizing experimental approaches incorporating inhalation exposures, novel techniques in endocrine disruption, and modeling of physiologic systems in environmental health and/or disease in their research programs are especially encouraged to apply. The overarching goal of the successful candidate’s research program should be to improve health and well-being in West Virginia.


We especially seek investigators whose research programs will complement/expand our existing strengths in physiology and toxicology:

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

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

The WVU HSC supports excellent state of the art core facilities that include proteomics and protein mass spectrometry, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, animal imaging, flow cytometry, histology, mouse gene- editing/transgenics and bioinformatics/biostatistics. The WVU HSC has unique rodent inhalation exposure facilities that provides various aerosol exposure options, real-time aerosol characterization, and telemetry in AAALAC accredited facilities. We recently added novel surrogate aerosol generators to study military burn pit exposures. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is adjacent to the WVU HSC and provides an excellent source of potential collaborators interested in the toxicologic effects of occupational exposures. Existing research programs are focused on toxicology, cardiovascular physiology, redox biology and endocrinology are extramurally supported by the National Institutes for Health, American Heart Association and United States Department of Agriculture. 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.


Minimum Qualifications: For all ranks, Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., with 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 of interest, current curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, teaching philosophy, and the contact information of three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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