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Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Job Number: 10609


Tenure-Track position in Developmental Molecular Genetics:  As part of an expansion in molecular genetics research, West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biology 

( to begin August 2019.  We seek an individual who uses molecular and/or functional genomic approaches to explore integrative questions about development in non-mammalian animal model systems. Applicants should have a broad biology background and strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally-funded independent research program. Applicants should also have an openness to collaborative research and a desire to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate research and teaching missions of the department.  Requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in biology or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publications, strong post-doctoral experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the potential to secure external funding.


WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 30,000 students in over 100 degree programs.  Our Carnegie Classification is “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.”  The Department of Biology at West Virginia University offers a diverse, highly productive and well-funded research environment that is highly supportive of new junior faculty. Existing departmental strengths include molecular genetics, behavioral neurobiology, and genomics.


To apply, please visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of future research plans, and a one page teaching statement.  In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent electronically to Review of completed applications will begin on January 21, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position contact Kevin C. Daly at For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV:


WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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