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Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor - MinE - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources

Department of Mining Engineering

Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position in Mining Engineering

The Department of Mining Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for a non-tenure track teaching faculty position in mining engineering. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate Professor. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for promotion and merit raises with contract lengths of 6 years and 9 years upon promotion to associate and full teaching professor, respectively. The position anticipates a level of effort of 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service. Anticipated start date is mid-August 2023.


Eligible candidates must hold at the time of appointment an earned Ph.D. and B.S. in Mining Engineering. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach traditional, core mining engineering courses mainly at the undergraduate level, advise students and assist with the ABET accreditation process. Candidates for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor should have a sustained record of outstanding teaching and service for a minimum period of five years.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate level, assisting in the ABET accreditation process, engaging in professional service to the Department and College, advising students, and participating in professional development activities that advance the engineering education. The development of a limited research program in the general area of education research either alone or in conjunction with existing faculty in the Department and College is also encouraged.

WVU is the state's comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity has a population of about 137,000 residents and 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 NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). 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 and .

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( and a range of progressive policies to support 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 (

The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700

students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as

well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Department of Mining Engineering has six faculty

members with significant research funding. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.


To apply for this opportunity, visit Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the portfolio of prior independent teaching, and the names and complete contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2022. Only candidates who submit complete documentation as requested will be considered in the review process. For further information, contact Mining Engineering Department Chair, Vladislav Kecojevic at 304-293-3859 or email: or visit the Mining Engineering website at

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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