Teaching Assistant Professor, Fundamentals of Engineering - West Virginia University

The West Virginia University, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Fundamentals of Engineering Program (FEP) is seeking applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for promotion and merit raises, which involves a level of effort of about 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service. The teaching function involves classroom teaching of 6-8 sections of Fundamental Engineering courses per academic year and includes advising students. The service element of the position involves serving on faculty committees, serving as a liaison to other WVU units, and participating in planned student-related retention, recruitment, and outreach activities.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. including a B.S. and/or M.S. in engineering or a closely-related STEM field and a minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching at a senior high school level or above. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to provide engineering students a nurturing, stimulating, and exciting learning environment.

Responsibilities include teaching courses to freshman and sophomore level students; coordinating courses, teaching topics, and class projects; assisting with and leading continual curriculum assessment and development; supporting retention and student success activities in and outside of the classroom; providing support for all regularly scheduled FEP events and activities; assisting and tutoring students; providing academic advising to freshman and sophomore students who have not declared a discipline major; representing the FEP and the College to prospective students and families, visitors, and other interested parties from within and outside of WVU, as well as at campus and outside events. Additionally, Teaching Assistant Professors are encouraged to engage in and support limited engineering education research focused on issues of student transition, academic success, diversity and inclusivity, and retention.