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Teaching Assistant Professor, Design and Community Development at West Virginia University

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

Job Description:

The School of Design and Community Development at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure-track positions at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor beginning fall term 2018. The successful candidates will be assigned to an 80% teaching (significant area of contribution) and 20% service appointment (reasonable area of contribution), with a teaching equivalency of 4-4-4, recognizing that alternative work assignments to support the academic/teaching mission of the unit. Teaching would include online/in-class/off-campus, and fall/spring/summer semesters as best serves the unit. The service assignment would involve the application of the benefits and products of teaching to address the needs of society and the profession and are a normal expectation of all faculty appointments.


The initial terms will be for one-year, renewable thereafter in terms of one to three years. There is no maximum number of terms. These positions will be full-time nine-month appointments (academic year) and includes full benefits. Part-time summer advising and/or teaching may be expected, with additional compensation determined in accord with the

School Director. 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.


To apply, please visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the site above. Review of applications will begin July 27, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, direct inquiries to Dr. Peter Butler at or (304) 293-5462. West Virginia University is committed to an inclusive campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Required qualifications include: a terminal degree in Design Studies or Interior Design or a closely related field; evidence of effective teaching ability at the undergraduate level; evidence of excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to assess and enhance the effectiveness of advising, recruiting, and development activities. A professional background in Interior Design or Architecture is preferred.  Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a State issued P-Card.