The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for a non-tenure track visiting professor position in chemical engineering. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for merit raises with a contract length of 3 years. The position anticipates a level of effort of 65% assigned to teaching, 25% assigned to research, and 10% assigned to departmental service.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching at the undergraduate level, assisting in the ABET accreditation process, engaging in professional service to the Department and College, participating in professional development activities that advance the area of chosen research by making presentations at national meetings and authoring papers in relevant journals. The development of a limited research program in the general area of energy, either alone or in conjunction with existing faculty in the Department and College, is strongly encouraged and supported.
WVU is the state's comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity has a population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ and http://www.wvu.edu .
The Statler College has eight academic departments with over 4700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teach and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 14 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 260 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The Department houses the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering programs and offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels in both programs. The Biomedical Engineering program has nine participating faculty from several departments including Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.
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