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Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Environmental Science (Tenure-track) Keyser/WVU-Potomac State

West Virginia University's Potomac State College campus, located in Keyser, West Virginia, seeks qualified candidates committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in the following area: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Agriculture and Environmental Science. This position is full-time, nine months with full benefits, with a starting date of August 16, 2024.

Duties: Teaching responsibilities include agriculture courses including but not limited to plant science and agronomy, online and face-to-face. Environmental science responsibilities may include, but are not limited to geology and geography, online and face-to-face. Faculty are required to engage in service, and professional growth and development activities.

Qualifications :
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in agriculture, environmental science or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university is required by time of appointment OR a Master’s degree in a related field and 18 credit hours of agriculture and environmental science.
  • Excellence in previous college teaching experience is valued.
  • Successful candidates should demonstrate: - A student-centered commitment to high academic standards and service to students, including an effective and conscientious commitment to academic advising;
  • A commitment to collegiality with peers and building a welcoming community;
  • An understanding and commitment to utilizing innovative teaching methodologies and systems which actively engage students in the learning process;
  • A basic understanding of student learning outcomes, course and program assessments;
  • An understanding and commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students.
  • A minimum of one-year online teaching experience required.
Application Requirements:
  • Letter of interest.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Unofficial college transcript(s).
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Background check required for selected candidate. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Faculty Opportunities: Faculty will have an opportunity to participate in the cultural and intellectual life of West Virginia University and to benefit from professional development opportunities made available generally to university faculty while pursuing a commitment to undergraduate teaching and service at a small college with proven enrollment growth potential that offers a distinctive identity and academic culture.
Potomac State College is part of the West Virginia University system of campuses. At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Get more details 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.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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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