Teaching Assistant Professor - Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies
The Programs for Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies (https://mds.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University invite applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor starting January 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms.
The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate programs in Multidisciplinary Studies, Interdisciplinary studies, Bachelor of Integrated Studies, Regents Bachelor of Arts, and related bachelor-level degree programs. This position requires teaching traditional and online courses across a range of disciplines, advising and mentoring undergraduates, experiential education, service-learning, and knowledge of evaluating student portfolios. Teaching and advising during the summer may be expected, with additional compensation.
The Programs in Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies offer undergraduate degrees including the Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor of Integrated Studies, and the Regents Bachelor of Arts, enrolling approximately 700 full-time students. Our students tailor their education to their interests through flexible and student-centered paths to academic success. Our faculty members share a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies and scholarship, hold advanced degrees in disciplines that complement their expertise in interdisciplinary theory, and take pride in providing consistent and accurate academic advising.
WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.Qualifications
The position requires a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MFA), knowledge in Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Studies; demonstrated ability for excellent university-level teaching; ability to develop, implement, and assess innovative academic advising initiatives; excellent oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
To apply, upload a single PDF file with (a) a letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (b) your curriculum vitae; (c) statement of teaching philosophy; (d) statement of advising philosophy; (e) a description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community; (f) and graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable). Also, please arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The screening process will begin October 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website or contact the chair of the search committee, at (John.Navaratnam@mail.wvu.edu).
WVU 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.