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 "Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity." We are the only such research-intensive university that offers all three degrees (BS-MS-PhD) in forensic science. The department is housed in a recently renovated building with state-of-the-art teaching facilities, a crime scene house complex that includes three houses, a forensic garage, ballistics facility and a forensic photography laboratory. Further information can be found at https://forensics.wvu.edu/ .
WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 30,000 students in over 100 degree programs. We are within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and Morgantown has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities.
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.