As part of a University-wide expansion in genomics-oriented 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 2015. The successful candidate will join a rapidly-growing genomics community at WVU spanning plant, microbial, and animal systems. We seek an individual who will use the power of molecular and/or systems-enabled approaches to answer basic and applied questions related to microbial ecology and evolution, including, for example, questions concerning biotic interactions within the context of plant or animal microbiotas. Applicants should have a broad biology background and strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally-funded independent research program and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate 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. Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) cover letter; 2) research statement; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) curriculum vitae; 5) up to three representative publications; and 6) contact information for 3 references to WVUBiology@mail.wvu.edu. Please specify “Microbial Metagenomics position” in the email subject. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2014. For more information about the position contact Rita Rio (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV: www.biology.wvu.edu/jobs/about_morgantown. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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