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Visiting Instructor of Biology

Department of Biology and Environmental Science
Position: Full-time
Date posted: July 1, 2019
Review of Applications Begins: July 8, 2019

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at West Virginia Wesleyan College seeks a broadly-trained biologist to serve as biology instructor. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory biology for majors and non-majors, human anatomy and physiology lecture and laboratory, environmental science, microbiology, or other courses depending on the expertise of the applicant. Additional duties as required may include laboratory preparation, equipment maintenance, and supervising student assistants. Active participation in the biology and environmental studies curriculum is expected. Candidates with experience in implementing innovative pedagogy across the biology curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

TO APPLY: Please submit the following items as a single electronic PDF file to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, West Virginia Wesleyan College ( and Dr. Melanie Sal ( letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, syllabi from courses taught, and the names and contact information of three references. For consideration, applications must be complete. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Luke Huggins ( Candidates must provide documents that demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States and must pass a criminal background check before being offered a contract for employment. Minority and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


MS or Ph.D. required

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Contact Info

Dr. Melanie Sal
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Biology
WVWC 59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201