The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Biochemistry beginning August 2021. Biochemistry is an intercollegiate program offered at WVU. This interdisciplinary program offers courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and molecular biology, providing a solid launching point for professional and graduate school. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion, though promotion is not required for continued career stability. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and ongoing engagement in assessment-based advancement of curriculum and instruction. This is a non-research position.
The teaching assignment is four courses each semester, or equivalent. Common equivalents consist of significant commitments in support of student development (e.g., advising and recruitment) or in support of instruction. The successful candidate will teach foundational as well as advanced undergraduate biochemistry courses such as Biochemistry 2, Biochemistry 2 Lab, Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins, and potentially Experimental Biochemistry. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach general biology or general chemistry courses required for the Biochemistry major. The successful candidate will also contribute to advising and recruitment; advising during the summer may be expected, with additional compensation. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be housed in the Biology Department (https://biology.wvu.edu/) or the Chemistry Department https://www.chemistry.wvu.edu/ ).
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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.