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Assistant Professor of Economics - WVU Tech at West Virginia University

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Beckley, West Virginia

Job Description:

West Virginia University
Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), a regional divisional four-year campus of
West Virginia University (WVU) located in Southern West Virginia (Beckley), is
currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment


The Department of Social
Science/Public Administration within the College of Business, Humanities and
Social Sciences, seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of
Economics.  We are seeking an outstanding teacher to complement the
faculty in a multidisciplinary department. 


successful candidate is expected to educate a student population that
is primarily rural or first generation and will be responsible for
teaching economics courses for the department’s baccalaureate programs and
service classes for other majors. The assignment includes teaching twelve
undergraduate hours per semester in introductory economics and such upper
division courses as Public Economics, Statistics, and Economics of Crime. The
candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, join
a department with a student-centered philosophy, and will be expected to pursue
scholarly activity and service. 

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. The Department of Social Science/Public Administration
offers four BS degree programs: Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation,
Health Services Administration, and Public Service Administration. 


information about the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences may
be found at: 


Date of Appointment: August 2018

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately

Applicants must have a
doctorate in economics or related field;  or an ABD in economics or related field with the doctorate completed by the date of appointment. Experience with online instructional technologies, teaching
Web classes, and evidence of scholarly promise are desirable.

Application Materials must include:

  • Letter of interest

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Three (3) professional references with full contact information

  • One-page teaching philosophy statement

  • University transcripts

  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Background check
About WVU:

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

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.