The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will teach courses including, but not limited to, crime scene investigation, latent fingerprints, microscopy, and forensic photography and serve as an academic advisor to our undergraduate majors. The teaching load is 4 courses or course-equivalents per semester; advising responsibilities may be counted as course-equivalents. Teaching faculty appointments at WVU are full-time, promotable, non-tenure track, renewable-term appointments with no limit on the number of terms.
Our department is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and offers 3 forensic undergraduate majors (examination, biology, chemistry), a minor, an MS, and a PhD. Our Carnegie Classification is
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.