Assistant Professor of English - WVU-TECH (Beckley)

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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 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. 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 13, 2021

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications should be received by October 31.

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.

More information about the College of Business, Humanities and Sciences can be found at: .

Qualifications :

A PhD in English is required, with an emphasis in Technical Writing or Composition and Rhetoric preferred. PhD must be conferred by the time of appointment. Candidates must exhibit evidence of effective teaching in composition courses at the college level and evidence of scholarly promise. Experience with online instructional technologies and teaching web classes is desirable.

Application Materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Teaching philosophy
  • University transcripts

Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio and writing sample, may be requested at a later date.

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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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