The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is seeking a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position with emphasis in Medical Physiology. The mission of WVSOM is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine. WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.
WVSOM utilizes a Patient Presentation Based Curriculum which disciplines are integrated. Teaching facilities at WVSOM include a cutting-edge lecture facility, multipurpose laboratory, digital microscopy, and access to a simulation center. A variety of pedagogical formats and modalities are utilized including lecture, lab, small group, and Team Based Learning (TBL). Teaching duties will include delivery of lectures to medical students as well as participation in and design of directed studies, application exercises, and TBL sessions. This position will be filled at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor commensurate with experience and accomplishments in both teaching and research. Compensation will be consistent with experience and includes an excellent benefits package with moving expenses.
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 is located in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley, the ultimate getaway destination and place to live! From shopping and dining to outdoor recreational activities to world-class accommodations a visit to this area will leave you dying to stay. Lewisburg is home to the State Theater of West Virginia, our own Carnegie Hall, and the State Fair of West Virginia. There are plentiful outdoor activities including hiking, campgrounds, bicycling, wineries, distilleries, and family friendly activities. World class restaurants and shopping also await!
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Physiology or related field and should be able to teach multiple physiological systems such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and/or renal physiology. A commitment to excellence in teaching is required as this is the primary responsibility of this position. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research or other scholarly activity. Research facilities and start-up funds are available. Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship is preferred. An equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience, education and/or training providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is 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 th...e 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 can 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!