POSITION: Full-Time
DATE POSTED: 2023-01-23 16:27:37

West Virginia Wesleyan College seeks a broadly trained plant ecologist for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Biology and Environmental Science. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses for majors and non-majors, botany, and an upper division course in your area of interest.  Active participation in the field ecology/environmental studies curriculum and managing the WVWC Greenhouse are expected. A highly qualified candidate will have diverse botanical training, dedication to quality student-centered teaching and advising, commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion, versatility, and will establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Experience in teaching introductory level courses, pedagogy based in the 4DEE framework, and advising undergraduate students is strongly preferred. The teaching expectation is 12 load hours per semester, with a typical semester including two lectures and two to three labs. A Ph.D. is required.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential liberal arts college located in the foothills of the Appalachians in Buckhannon, WV, named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” The College is related to the United Methodist Church, with a curriculum committed to intellectual rigor, self-discovery, human dignity, mutual support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the appreciation of diversity and the natural world, and the judicious use of resources. The College has over 40 undergraduate academic majors, six graduate programs, 22 NCAA Division II sports, comprehensive student life, community engagement, and outdoor recreational programs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To apply, e-mail a single PDF containing a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (can be unofficial), and contact information for three references.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Lynn M. Linder, Dean of the Faculty and Chief Academic Officer at academicaffairs@wvwc.edu. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check.

For questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Kim Bjorgo-Thorne, at bjorgo@wvwc.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY

West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in which all employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.