The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking full-time, tenure-track faculty candidates in Medical Microbiology. The successful applicant must have a PhD, MD, DO, or DVM terminal degree. WVSOM is seeking candidates with experience and emphasis in Bacteriology. The ability to contribute to teaching additional areas of the microbiology curriculum involving fungi is considered an additional benefit. Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship is a plus. An equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience, education and/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. A commitment to excellence in teaching is required as this is the primary responsibility for the position. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to actively engage in professional development and provide service to the Institution.
WVSOM utilizes a Patient Presentation Based Curriculum in which disciplines are integrated. A variety of formats and modalities are utilized including lecture, lab, small group, and Team Based Learning. This position will be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience and accomplishments in both teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package including moving expenses. Research laboratory space and start-up funds can be provided to interested applicants.
Teaching facilities at WVSOM include a cutting-edge lecture facility, multipurpose laboratory, and digital microscopy. Teaching duties will include delivery of lectures to medical students, as well as participation in, and design of active learning sessions. In addition to teaching and service, the successful candidate will also be expected to conduct independent professional development activities. WVSOM has a rich diversity of faculty research interests and excellent facilities that accommodate laboratory animal research.
WVSOM has been consistently recognized as A Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. We are located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
Application: Interested applicants should apply online by visiting: http://www.wvsom.edu/employment
The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications are considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without notification to the applicant.
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.