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Assistant Professor of Biology

Position: Full-time
Date posted: December 3, 2019
Review of Applications Begins: June 5, 2020

West Virginia Wesleyan College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning fall 2020. Tenure track is possible based on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the institution.

West Virginia Wesleyan College seeks candidates with a specialization in Botany, Plant Ecology, Forestry, or a related field.  In addition to plant ecology related courses, teaching responsibilities may include introductory courses for majors and non-majors and an upper division course in your area of interest. Active participation in the field ecology/environmental studies curriculum is expected. A Ph.D. is required. The successful candidate will have broad training, versatility, dedication to quality teaching and advising, and will establish an active research program involving undergraduates.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential liberal arts and sciences 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, 10 graduate programs, 19 NCAA Division II sports, comprehensive student life, community engagement, and outdoor recreation programs.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to Kacey Cope at To apply please submit electronically in a single pdf, a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and representative student evaluations and syllabi. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Submit all materials to Dr. James Moore, Dean of the Faculty, ( Minority and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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