The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for the Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair . This is a tenured, endowed position at either associate or full professor level to begin August 2020. We seek candidates with research and teaching capabilities in Appalachian and 20 th Century U.S. History who can also contribute to one or more of the department's four thematic strengths: gender and kinship, imperial and post-colonial societies, labor and political economy, and war and society. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Appalachian history as well as contribute to the department's offerings in 20 th century U.S. History. The normal teaching load for research productive faculty in History is two courses per semester, but an endowed chair typically carries a smaller load.
As a unit of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History serves over 7,000 students annually through general education and undergraduate and graduate classes. WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degree programs. Our Carnegie Classification is R1 ("Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity"). Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and 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.