Assistant Professor - Forest Ecosystem Physiology - Department of Biology
West Virginia University
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Internal Number: 238444
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 ( http://biology.wvu.edu ) 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.
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.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.