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

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




The Fundamentals of Engineering Program (FEP) at West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for a Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor position. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for promotion and merit raises, which involves a level of effort of about 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service. The teaching function involves classroom teaching of approximately 7 to 8 sections of Fundamental Engineering courses per academic year. The service element of the position involves serving on faculty committees, serving as liaison to other WVU units, and participating in planned student-related retention, recruitment, and outreach activities.


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 one (1) year of experience teaching at a senior high school level or above at the time of the 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.

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; mentoring 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. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills.

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 (

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 137,000 residents and are 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 NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 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

The Statler College 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 Fundamentals of Engineering Program has 7 faculty members and over 700 undergraduate students.

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2022 but will remain open until filled. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact the FEP Director, Dr. Lizzie Santiago, by telephone (304-293-0998) or e-mail ( or visit the FEP 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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