The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at West Virginia University Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. We are seeking an outstanding candidate to complement the faculty in the multidisciplinary department of History, English and Creative Arts.
Responsibilities include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester, including technical writing. Ability to teach public speaking is desirable. The successful candidate will actively contribute to scholarly pursuits in English studies, to departmental initiatives, and to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. WVU Tech expects tenure-track faculty to make significant contributions in teaching and important contributions in scholarship. Additional responsibilities include committee assignments, participation in professional development, attending regularly scheduled faculty and department meetings, and other duties associated with a tenure-track faculty position.
Date of Appointment: August 2021
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications should be received by April 1.
About the University: WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system with a campus located in Beckley, West Virginia. It boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment, and seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is in close proximity to several state and national parks and numerous 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.