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 2020. We seek an individual who uses a combination of empirical and advanced analytical techniques, and who can leverage "Big Data" (e.g., NEON, FIA, NADP, ForestGEO, or AmeriFlux data) to link changes in tree species composition with the resulting impacts on forest ecosystem function.
WVU is located in Morgantown which has been ranked among the 2019 top 100 places to live ( https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2019/wv/morgantown ), and which lies in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains where there are ample opportunities for forest research and outdoor recreation. We are a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 27,000 students on the Morgantown campus in over 100 degree programs. Our Carnegie Classification is R1 (Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity). For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV: https://biology.wvu.edu/about/jobs/about-morgantown . 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 neurobiology, genomics, and ecology.
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.