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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology-Zoo Ornithology/Aviculture
West Liberty University West Liberty, WV

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology-Zoo Ornithology/Aviculture

West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV
Expired: April 18, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

Job Description:
The Department of Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Zoo Science at West Liberty University, College of Sciences, invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position to teach undergraduate and graduate Zoo Ornithology, as well as other organismal biology courses to future zoo and conservation professionals. In addition to teaching, the successful
applicant will have access to the University's animal collection, as well as Oglebay Good Zoo's collection, which encompasses over 800 individual animals, and more than 60 species. Student based research will be encouraged as well as graduate student mentorship.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:
The successful candidate will be appointed as an Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending upon their level of education and experience. The minimum education required for this position is an earned M.S. in Biology or a Master's in a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate or candidates with M.S. degrees with 5 or more years of husbandry or leadership experience in AZA facilities. Candidates will be expected to develop courses for remote learning and to teach additional courses in their specific areas of expertise as needed.

Application packet must include a cover letter, a CV, copies of unofficial transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate work, and contact information for 3 professional references.

WLU strongly believes in work-life balance and spending time focusing on the more important entities in life, outside of work. WLU offers generous benefits, including:

  • WLU offers a range of health insurance and other "optional/supplemental coverages" including, 401(a) retirement savings with a 6% employee contribution match, dental, vision, hearing, and disability coverage. Looking for more employee benefit information? Check out the link below.
  • WLU BenefitPage
  • For the academic year employees, their dependents, and spouses are eligible for a 100% waiver of undergraduate tuition and only employees are eligible for a 50% waiver of graduate tuition (waiver does not include special fees such as course fees, capital fees, roads/walkways fee, etc.).
  • Free use of Wellness Facilities and free admission into all WLU events with your employee Topper Card.

West Liberty University ( is a small, comprehensive institution under the auspices of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

West Liberty University is a four-year public university and West Virginia's oldest institution under higher education. Situated on a picturesque hilltop, just 10 miles from Wheeling, WLU is a small market metro with a rich heritage. Living costs are low, cultural opportunities and many and public parks and schools make it a great place to live, work and raise a family. WLU features a main campus and a nearby satellite campus, located at the Highlands Shopping Complex. Both locations are minutes from Pennsylvania and Ohio borders, offering easy access to major airports, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Interested individuals are to apply and submit a cover letter, current resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and include three professional references on the application.

West Liberty University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Individuals who need assistance in the application process may contact Emily D'Aquila, HR Generalist / Recruiter at 304-336-8029 or emily.d' (do not apply to this email).

West Liberty University does not sponsor work visas. Applicants Must be authorized to work in the United States.




West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
26074 USA



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