Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TT at West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor in Physics
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Physics to begin fall 2017.


Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory physics for undergraduates (engineering, non-majors, and/or pre-med students). The successful candidate will have opportunity to develop at least one additional upper division course according to the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. Other duties typically assigned to WVU Tech faculty include: service on committees, academic advising, and curriculum development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduate students and write grants to support this program. The Department seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of WVU Tech.

Date of Appointment: August 11, 2017
Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 27, 2017
WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system with campuses currently located in both Montgomery and Beckley, West Virginia. It 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 seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition.

More information about the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences can be found at: http://engineering.wvutech.edu/


A Ph.D. in Physics by August 11, 2017 is required. The Search Committee is particularly interested in individuals who can communicate effectively with groups of undergraduates having a variety of interests, backgrounds and career aspirations, including engineering. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.

Application Materials:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Statements of undergraduate research and teaching philosophies
  • Contact information for 3 references including telephone and email address
  • Background check
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.