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Assistant Professor/Teaching Assistant Professor of English - WVU Tech (Beckley)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022

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 or non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor of English. We are seeking an outstanding candidate to complement the faculty in a multidisciplinary department of History, English, and Creative Arts.

Responsibilities include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester to include first-year composition and professional/technical writing. Teaching modalities may include in-person, on-line, or both, as assigned. Ability to teach public speaking is required. A successful tenure-track candidate will actively contribute to scholarly pursuits in English studies, to departmental initiatives, and to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. A successful non-tenure-track candidate will actively contribute to departmental initiatives and to the cultural life of the university. Additional responsibilities include committee assignments, participation in professional development, attending regularly scheduled faculty and department meetings, responsibilities and activities to promote student retention and persistence, and other duties associated with the faculty position.

Qualifications :

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English is required, and the degree must be conferred by August 2023. Candidates must also exhibit evidence of effective teaching experience in composition at the college level. Experience with online instructional technologies is desirable.

Application Materials
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references with contact information
  • One-page teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how student engagement may improve retention and persistence; tenure track applicants should additionally include a discussion of how research interests inform teaching
  • University transcripts
Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio, writing sample, and letters of reference, may be requested.

Date of Appointment: August 2023

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to applications submitted by December 15th.

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 near several state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.

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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.

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