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Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Neuroscience

Employer
West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources
Location
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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WVU Rockefeller

Neuroscience Institute

The Department of Neuroscience at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV invites applications for a faculty position of Teaching Assistant Professor, Scientist Educator Track. This fulltime, nontenure track position will have a major commitment to teaching medical, dental, and other health sciences students in the fields of Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy, especially in laboratory experiences for medical and graduate students. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to course and programmatic administration, educational innovation, and scholarship in the Department. A description of the department's research programs and teaching mission can be found at https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/neuroscience.

Electronic submission of application can be made at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=18187 with a single file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be required to deliver a sample teaching lesson on a predetermined topic.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Psychology, or equivalent degree in a closely related field. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching to professional students in a formal classroom setting, the ability to coordinate teaching activity of a faculty group, and the promise of growth as a health science educator. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience with a variety of teaching methods and development/design of teaching materials (computer assisted instruction, courses, textbooks, videos, etc.); experience in developing and delivering online courses; a record of research and/ or scholarly activity related to neuroscience, psychology, or biology or undergraduate/graduate education in the biomedical sciences. A background in neuroanatomy or neural circuits is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a positive working environment and meet high standards for excellence in scholarship and service.

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant R1 University with 191 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. The WVU School of Medicine is a component of The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, which facilitates interactions with the WVU Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. With a metropolitan population of over 130,000, Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with an affordable cost of living, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, and is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities (https://www.morgantownwv.gov/240/Recognition). Morgantown has a local airport, Pittsburgh International airport is 90 min away by car, and Washington, DC is 3 hours away by car. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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