The Department of Political Science at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Policy. The Department welcomes applications from all qualified specialists in Public Policy, across all subfield specializations.
The Department has a faculty of 18 and offers a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.), and resides within the University's new interdisciplinary John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics. West Virginia University is classified as a Carnegie R1 institution (Doctoral University-Very High Research Activity) and has about 27,000 students on the Morgantown campus. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located within driving distance of Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
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.