West Virginia University, History
Assistant Professor/Open Field/Advising Specialist
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||West Virginia, United States|
The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning fall term 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach surveys and advanced undergraduate courses (projected 9 hours a semester) in their area of specialization and to assume significant student advising, recruiting, and development responsibilities. Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in History; evidence of ability to develop, implement, and assess innovative recruitment, retention, advising, and career development initiatives; demonstrated teaching ability, including working effectively with at-risk students on developmental skills; evidence of excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of and experience with retention and career development.
Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability in a Teaching faculty appointment. There is no traditional research assignment. Teaching faculty are expected to present evidence of ongoing engagement in assessment-based advancement of instructional processes.Appointments are renewable term appointments, with provision for up to three-year renewable terms for successful Teaching faculty. There is no maximum number of terms. This position is a full-time nine-month appointment and includes full benefits. Part-time summer advising is expected, primarily in June and August, with additional compensation.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, and c.v. to Dr. Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Dept. of History, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6303, Morgantown, WV 26506-6303. For questions or additional information, contact Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, 304-293-2421, email: Elizabeth.Fones-Wolf@mail.wvu.edu. The screening process will begin on May 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. We are committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning and working environment.
Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, 304-293-9307, email: Elizabeth.Fones-Wolf@mail.wvu.edu.