Associate Professor - College of Law

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia University College of Law seeks to hire an entry-level or early career faculty member for a full-time tenure-track position to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The College of Law invites applications for this position from candidates who have a record of or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly distinction and a commitment to service in the law school and community. The primary focus of this position is in Criminal Law, but qualified applicants in other areas may be considered. Applicants must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree in a related field. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

WVU Law has established a place among the nation’s leading public law schools. Service is the cornerstone of our mission as a land-grant institution. The College has recently been recognized among the nation’s top law schools for public interest programs and practical training. Our core values include excellence in scholarship, teaching and service, close student/faculty interaction, as well as a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, community service, and access to justice.

Founded in 1878 and accredited by the Association of American Law Schools (1914) and the American Bar Association (1924), WVU Law is the only law school serving West Virginia. The College is located in Morgantown, a vibrant university community ranked one of the top small cities in the country. Faculty and students enjoy the convenience of a small city combined with the cultural opportunities of a metropolitan area. West Virginia offers beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, a family-friendly community, and reasonable cost of living. Morgantown is easily accessible to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. For more information about WVU Law, visit our website,

Qualifications :

Applicants must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree in a related field.

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

Please include a cover letter, a C.V. outlining curricular strengths and scholarly agenda; and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should direct any questions to the chair of our Faculty Appointments Committee, James Van Nostrand at

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

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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