Teaching Assistant Professor - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering and Data Analytics. The anticipated start date is January 2021. The specific teaching areas of interest for this faculty position include but are not limited to systems engineering theory, systems verification/validation, and data-driven decision making focused on applications in defense, health, transportation, governmental and commercial enterprises. A portion of this position could also support externally funded projects on an as-needed basis. This position is a non-tenure track faculty rank eligible for annual merit and promotion in rank.

Qualifications :

Eligible candidates must hold at the time of appointment a Ph.D. degree OR a Master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years practical work experience in systems engineering and/or data analytics projects. MS degree required in one of the following areas – Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related engineering discipline. A minimum of 3 years of teaching/laboratory support in systems engineering or data analytics at the college level is also required. Additional experience in major governmental or defense systems engineering projects is preferred. The successful candidate should be capable of engaging with a diverse population of students and incorporate state-of-the-art teaching techniques and methods in his/her teaching.

The successful candidates must have the ability to (1) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at the undergraduate level, (2) collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across colleges and institutions, and (3) be engaged in professional activities, (4) collaborate with the programs assessment and accreditation 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 vicinity has a population of about 62,000 residents and is 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, 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 has eight academic departments, over 4,200 students, and 135 faculty. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The IMSE Department has 11 faculty members, 320 undergraduate, and 120 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and it belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv ).

To apply for this opportunity, visit https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=15566 . Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality and comply with the position requirements will be considered in the review process. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2020.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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