Biology Job, West Virg State

Tim Ruhnke ruhnketr at ernie.wvnet.edu
Fri Jan 8 11:40:55 EST 1999

West Virginia State College is seeking applications for two (2) Assistant Professor
positions within the Department of Biology, beginning August 1999:
1.  APPLIED MICROBIOLOGIST.  We seek an individual with a strong interest in
developing courses and research projects on the application and transfer of
microbiological research to one or more of the following areas: agricultural,
environmental, forestry, bioprocessing or waste management.  The successful
candidate will be expected to participate in the development of Land-Grant
activities at the college.  Teaching duties include general microbiology and courses
in the candidate's area of expertise.  Teaching expertise in one or more of the
following areas is desired: advanced microbiology (e.g., pathogenic microbiology),
virology, immunology, or microbial ecology.
2.  ANIMAL BIOLOGIST.  The primary responsibility for the person in this position
will be the development of a teaching and research program in Animal Science.  The
position will require teaching of General Biology and Zoology, in addition to
advanced courses in the applicant's area of expertise.  Research activities
consistent with the College's developing Land-Grant focus are desired, and
candidates with expertise in entomology, aquaculture or fisheries biology will be
given special consideration.
Requirements for both positions include a Ph.D. in an area of the Biological
Sciences and a strong commitment to teaching, advising, service, and working with
campus colleagues.  The Department is interested in those applicants that
demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.  The successful
candidates will also be expected to develop research programs involving
undergraduates.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Applicants must submit letters of application detailing their teaching
interests/philosophy, research interests, transcripts of all college work, and three
letters of reference to: Dr. Katherine Harper-Morris, Dean of the Division of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics, West Virginia State College, P.O. Box 151,
Institute, WV 25112-1000.  Initial indications of interest may be sent to the
Division Dean via E-mail at harperkl at mail.wvsc.edu. The website for West Virginia
State College is http://www.wvsc.edu.   Closing date for the receipt of applications
will be January 31, 1999 or until the positions are filled.
	West Virginia State College (WVSC) is an historically black college, which
has evolved into a fully accessible racially diverse and multi-generational
baccalaureate institution, and is the largest institution of higher education in the
Charleston metropolitan area, serving approximately 5,000 students.  The Department
of Biology has been identified as a Peak of Excellence within the College and a
Program of Excellence within the State College System of West Virginia. Access to
modern laboratory facilities and equipment is available to enhance teaching and
research. We desire and solicit applications from minorities and women and encourage
further inquiries concerning this position.

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