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Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

  • Location: Huntington, WV

Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, WV, founded in 1837, and named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is the medical school at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. It is one of three medical schools in the state. The school was founded in 1977 with funding from the federal government, which also provided for a medical school at East Tennessee State University at the same time in order to address the severe shortage of physicians in central and southern Appalachia. The school is named for the late Joan C. Edwards the largest private contributor to the university in modern history.

Position Overview

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University is seeking an established leader to assume the highly respected position of Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology. The Chair is responsible for providing the scientific vision to advance the research and educational missions of the department and to build on the department’s existing research strengths.


  • MD and/or PhD in a related field of study.
  • Active, funded research program.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the Marshall University criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development.
  • A nationally distinguished record as an academician, researcher, and educator.