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West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV
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The Programs in Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies (https://mds.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University invite applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate programs in Multidisciplinary Studies, Interdisciplinary studies, Regents Bachelor of Arts, and related bachelor-level degree programs. This position requires teaching traditional and online courses across of range of disciplines, advising and mentoring undergraduates, and service-learning or other experiential education.

This position is a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track, renewable- term appointment with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching Assistant Professors receive full benefits and are eligible for promotion.

The Programs in Multi- and Interdisciplinary Studies offer undergraduate degrees including the Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Regents Bachelor of Arts, enrolling approximately 600-700 full-time students. Our students tailor their education to their interests through flexible and student-centered paths to academic success. Our faculty members share a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies and scholarship, hold advanced degrees in disciplines that complement their expertise in interdisciplinary theory, and take pride in providing consistent and accurate academic advising.

WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as R1 ("Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity") by the Carnegie Foundation. The Morgantown campus is situated along the Monongahela River and Rail Trail and within 10 miles of Cooper's Rock State Forest, and is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh, PA., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the west. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career. WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).

The position requires a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MFA), an interest in Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Studies, demonstrated ability for excellent university-level teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply, upload (a) a letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (b) your curriculum vitae; (c) your teaching philosophy; (d) graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable); and the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials might be requested of finalists. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Renée Nicholson, chair of the search committee, at Renee.Nicholson@mail.wvu.edu.

About West Virginia University

Founded in 1867 as a land-grant college, West Virginia University (WVU) is one of the nation's leading public research universities, providing excellence in teaching, research and service. With a main campus in Morgantown and branch campuses throughout West Viriginia, WVU offers 179 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated WVU a Research University (High Research Activity).