The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for a teaching faculty position in the general area of aerospace engineering, with emphasis on spacecraft guidance, navigation and control. The position is anticipated to start on April 1 st , 2020 at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for promotion and merit raises, which normally involves a level of effort of about 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service. The teaching function involves the teaching of 4-6 lecture, design and/or laboratory classes per academic year, as well as the development of instructional materials for new courses, primarily in the area of astronautics. The service element of the position involves undergraduate academic advising, assisting the department Chair in scheduling MAE courses and faculty teaching assignments, and coordinating student recruiting and outreach activities.
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 http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ and http://www.wvu.edu .
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 MAE Department has 35 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, over 700 undergraduate and 135 graduate students. It offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dual B.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering.
To apply for this position, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/ 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 February 20, 2020. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact the MAE department Chair, Dr. Jacky Prucz, by telephone (304-293-3131) or e-mail (email@example.com) or visit the MAE website at http://www.mae.statler.wvu.edu .
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.