Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia located in Wise, Virginia, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in developmental biology. The position is a 9-month tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a start date of August 2024.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in our two-semester sequence of introductory biology lectures and laboratories for majors, as well as additional upper level courses in their field of expertise.
Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission. Successful candidates will also be expected to develop an independent research program involving undergraduate students.
This position is a full-time, 9-month commitment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and research support. The successful candidate will have a 4-4 teaching load (or the equivalency taking laboratory contact hours into consideration). In addition to teaching and research, duties include serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level; must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment) in developmental biology or a related field. Candidates with a background in bioinformatics will be given special consideration.
A division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, The University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA Wise) is an inspiring place to teach, learn, work, and call home. Through personalized attention and commitment to individual growth, UVA Wise prepares students to be engaged citizens. Drawing upon its foundation as a public liberal arts institution in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, the College strives to build a diverse community of learners with the drive to serve and lead in their communities, the nation, and the world. We offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions. And better yet, UVA Wise is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt.
Application Instructions Interested applicants for the position should visit https://www.uvawise.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities and click the job title. A complete candidate profile will include: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) a statement of research interests suitable to undergraduates, 6) contact information for three references and 7) unofficial transcripts. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
A member of the prestigious Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) is an inspiring place to teach, lead, learn and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and 1,900 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth, as well as to the advancement of the region through economic and community development.
The only division of the University of Virginia located outside of Charlottesville, UVA Wise has a beautiful 396-acre campus that is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Here, students learn from faculty who are encouraged to engage in scholarship and service that complements their teaching, and the environment is ideal for the task. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond. Professional staff and a dedicated senior leadership team are driven by the vital mission of ensuring access and affordability to this robust, quality higher education.
The College’s student population is largely from rural communities across the Appalachian region. Many are first-generation college students. For all, UVA Wise offers access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling work at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious universities, as evidenced by both U.S. News & World Report rankings for social mobility and Washington Monthly honors for “Best Bang for Your Buck.” And in 2023, UVA Wise was ranked the #2 public college in the U.S. for seniors graduating with the least debt by U.S. News & World Report.
UVA Wise is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence, affordable access, and unwavering support of a collaborative and diverse community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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