WVU Teaching Assistant Professor

Teaching Assistant Professor – Criminology
Job No: 07777

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University (http://soca.wvu.edu) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor beginning fall of 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate curriculum as well as participate in the Department’s online education initiatives. Specific responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of a new minor in criminology, developing online courses to serve the criminology and sociology minors, and managing teaching assistants who teach online.

Teaching faculty appointments at WVU are full-time, non-tenure track, term appointments with no limit on the number of renewal terms. Teaching Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g., to Teaching Associate Professor or Teaching Professor. There is no traditional research assignment; this position is a full-time nine-month appointment and includes full benefits.

WVU has an active NSF ADVANCE gender equity program and is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus community. The university is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


A Ph.D. or equivalent in sociology, criminology, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment. Applicants should present evidence of ability to effectively develop and teach online courses.


To apply, upload a single PDF file containing (1) a letter of application describing teaching interests and qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of at least three referees. Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the search chair, Dr. James Nolan, at james.nolan@mail.wvu.edu.

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