Physiology and Pharmacology Faculty Position

Morgantown, West Virginia
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Tenure Track Faculty Position 
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology 

As part of an expansion of our existing research strengths in Xenobiotic Toxicology and Cardiovascular Health Outcomes, the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (DPP) at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center (WVU HSC) invites applications from outstanding scientists for one (1) tenure-track position, available 1 July 2017. 
This recruitment is open to all ranks, but we are especially interested in individuals with established research programs, to be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor rank. We seek investigators with a strong fundamental background and training in physiology, toxicology, and pharmacology with particular emphasis on the application of these approaches to study inhalation toxicology in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or renal systems under conditions of environmental, personal, and/or occupational exposures. The overarching goal of the successful candidate’s research program should be to improve health disparities in West Virginia. We especially seek investigators whose research programs will complement our existing strengths in:

• inhalation exposure and systemic xenobiotic particle toxicity 
• nanotoxicology 
• microvascular toxicology 
• maternal toxicant exposures and fetal programming 
• mechanisms of impaired vascular reactivity 

Individuals utilizing experimental approaches incorporating ambient particulate matter and/or engineered nanomaterial assessments, novel exposure techniques, or modeling of physiological systems in environmental health, toxicity, and/or disease into their research programs are especially encouraged to apply. 

Appointees for Assistant Professor will be expected to develop a competitive, externally funded, independent research program and further develop their nascent skills in instruction of professional and graduate students; appointees for Associate Professor will be expected to have current NIH or other federal, extramural funding and demonstrable facility in instruction of professional and graduate students. Candidates for Full Professor will be expected to have a consistent track-record of NIH or other federal, extramural funding and exceptional skills in the instruction of professional and graduate students. Appointees will be expected to contribute to the HSC-wide teaching mission of the DPP. The successful candidate will receive a generous startup package, competitive salary, fully renovated laboratory space commensurate with experience and qualifications as well as full access to our state-of-the-art rodent Inhalation Facility housed within the DPP. 

The WVU HSC supports excellent core facilities that include proteomics and protein mass spectrometry, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, functional imaging, flow cytometry, histology, and mouse gene-editing/transgenics. Recently, the WVU HSC has initiated a significant expansion to their rodent inhalation exposure facility. This multi-million dollar infrastructure improvement will allow for up to nine exposure and telemetry chambers in AAALAC accredited facilities. Facility construction will be completed 1 July 2017, and aerosol exposures will include: nanomaterials, combustion-related air pollutants, and cigarette/e-cigarettes. West Virginia University is a comprehensive, Carnegie designated Doctoral Research-Extensive, public institution. Morgantown is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, and many outdoor activities. 






Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D., two or more years of postdoctoral training, evidence of significant peer-reviewed research accomplishments, and exposure to the instruction of professional and/or graduate students. Interested individuals should apply to: with a complete curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references.



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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.