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Faculty Position Available: Plant Molecular Geneticist Print
DNATenure track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position available August 2015. Earned doctorate in Plant Molecular Biology or related discipline; research focused on some aspect of plant molecular genetics. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach Molecular Genetics, Recombinant DNA Methodology, Cell Physiology lecture and lab, as well as special topics courses or graduate courses, and may be required to teach labs in Botany and General Biology. Candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program involving graduate and/or undergraduate students.
To apply, upload a letter of application, statements of teaching and research philosophies, curriculum vitae, and all unofficial university transcripts to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Have three letters of reference sent by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or mail to Dr. Jessica Schedlbauer, 750 S. Church St., Department of Biology, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. Finalists must successfully complete an interview process that includes a research seminar and teaching demonstration. 
Review of completed applications begins on March 16, 2015 and continues until position is filled. For more details and full ad visit the website above or contact Dr. Jessica Schedlbauer at the email above. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
New BioFaculty: Fall 2014 Print


 We welcome Dr. Jessica Sullivan-Brown as a new assistant professor in the Department of Biology. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from James Madison University in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2008.

Her research interests include studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of embryonic development and how defects in development result in disease. As a postdoctoral researcher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she studied the genetic components involved in neural tube defects, a common and severe type of birth defect.  

She will continue this research at West Chester University using both the worm Caenorhabditis elegans and the frog Xenopus laevis as model systems.  She is excited about teaching biology classes at West Chester University and working with students to develop independent research projects.  In addition to her interests in research and teaching, she enjoys communicating science to a broad audience through science outreach activities.

New study-abroad course, Spring 2015 Print

Tropical Biology

BIO 435: Course Topics in Biology - Tropical Ecology: An intensive field-based exploration of Puerto Rico's ecosystems.

The Department of Biology is offering a new, 3 credit, study-abroad course next spring for junior and senior Biology majors who have successfully completed BIO 270, General Ecology. 

The course will be offered by Dr. Jessica Schedlbauer and will consist of four 2-hour course meetings on the WCU campus, as well as a 7-day trip to Puerto Rico over Spring Break 2015. 

The Puerto Rico trip will very intensive, often requiring 10+ hours of student time in the field per day.  Students will visit and learn about a variety of ecosystems on the island and also learn about local conservation in practice.

Contact Dr. Schedlbauer ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you are interested or have any questions.

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