Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors

  • West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
  • Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Jul 17, 2019
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors
West Virginia University



The West Virginia University, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Fundamentals of Engineering Program (FEP) is seeking applications for multiple Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors. These are nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank positions that are eligible for promotion and merit raises, which involve a level of effort of about 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service. The teaching function involves classroom teaching of 6-8 sections of Fundamental Engineering courses per academic year and includes advising students. The service element of the position involves serving on faculty committees, serving as a liaison to other WVU units, and participating in planned student-related retention, recruitment, and outreach activities.

Responsibilities include teaching courses to freshman and sophomore level students; coordinating courses and class projects; assisting with and leading continual curriculum assessment and development; supporting retention and student success activities in and outside of the classroom; providing support for all regularly scheduled FEP events and activities; assisting and tutoring students; providing academic advising to freshman and sophomore students who have not declared a discipline major; representing the FEP and the College to prospective students and families, visitors, and other interested parties from within and outside of WVU, as well as at campus and outside events. Additionally, Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors are encouraged to engage in and support limited engineering education research focused on issues of student transition, academic success, diversity and inclusivity, and retention.

WVU is the State comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification –R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. Morgantown metro area has a population of about 137,000 residents with Morgantown itself at approximately 31,000. It is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the FBI, as well as private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ and http://www.wvu.edu.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. including a B.S. and/or M.S. in engineering or a closely-related STEM field and a minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching at a senior high school level or above at the time of appointment. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to provide engineering students a nurturing, stimulating, and exciting learning environment. Candidates for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor must have a sustained record of outstanding teaching and service.

Application Details

To apply for this opportunity, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019. For further information, contact Dr. Robin Hensel by telephone (304-293-4627) or e-mail (robin.hensel@mail.wvu.edu) or visit the FEP website at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/freshman. Additional information about the University, and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, may be obtained online at www.wvu.edu or www.statler.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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