The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2021. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. The position requires teaching and institutional service. There is no traditional research assignment. Summer teaching for additional compensation may be available. The successful candidate will (a) teach multiple sections of undergraduate crime scene investigation/reconstruction courses and supervise the associated laboratory sections; (b) teach applied forensic science skills in at least three of the following courses: firearms and toolmarks/shooting reconstruction, death investigation, expert testimony, latent fingerprints, biological evidence, or bloodstain pattern analysis; and (c) develop other courses within the candidate's area of specialization, based upon departmental needs.
The Department consists of 5 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 teaching faculty, about 30 graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D. programs, and about 600 undergraduate majors. Further information be found at the Department website: https://forensics.wvu.edu/
WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 29,000 students in over 100 degree programs. Our Carnegie Classification is R1 - Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity. Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, 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.