West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:
The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at WVU Tech seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track 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 of first-year Composition courses. A course in literature may be taught on occasion as needed. Additionally, the successful candidate will actively contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. Responsibilities also include committee assignments, participation in professional development, attending regularly scheduled faculty and departmental meetings, and other duties associated with a tenure-track faculty position.
WVU Tech 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 is ranked 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.
Date of Appointment: August 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018
Please apply at: https://hr.wvutech.edu/employment_opportunities
More information about the College of Business, Humanities and Sciences can be found at: http://bhss.wvutech.edu.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in English conferred by August 2019 with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates must exhibit evidence of effective teaching in composition courses at the college level as well as evidence of scholarly promise. Experience with online instructional technologies and teaching web classes is desirable.
Application Materials must include:
- Letter of interest, addressing in part commitment to the teaching of first-year composition
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference, addressing progress on a dissertation if applicable
- One-page teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how research interests inform teaching
- University transcripts
Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio and writing sample, may be requested at a later date.
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. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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 individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.