West Virginia University

West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the people of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, Montgomery as well as Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. On all campuses, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.WVU main campus

Pioneering. Like the resourceful people who first settled West Virginia's hills, we find creative solutions and blaze trails to new discoveries.

Passionate. It's often said that our fans bleed gold and blue, but that die-hard passion isn't confined to sports. Whether it's academics, athletics, or community service, we are known for our unwavering enthusiasm and school spirit.

Innovative. From protecting the soil beneath our feet to the search for millisecond pulsars in deep space, our faculty, students, and alumni pursue innovation everywhere.

Tireless. Mountaineers never back down from a challenge, no matter how insurmountable it may seem. We don't mind being the underdog. In fact, we rather like it.

Caring. Serving the state of West Virginia - and the world - is at the core of our mission. The benefits of WVU Extension, healthcare, and service programs are seen in every county in the state.

wvu student studyingMission

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, West Virginia University will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.


By 2020, West Virginia University will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia.WVU

1. Engage undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in a challenging academic environment.

2. Excel in research, creative activity, and innovation in all disciplines.

3. Foster diversity and an inclusive culture.

4. Advanced international activity and global engagement.

5. Enhance the well-being and the quality of life of the people of West Virginia.



Morgantown, WV., population 31,073, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life and also rated one of the "Best Cities for Jobs" by MSN Careers. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: “Safe Communities' accreditation” by National Safety Council; #18 “Best College Towns in America” by American Institute for Economic Research; one of “50 Best Small College Towns in America” by College Values Online; #24 “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker.


WVU has a growing reputation on the national scene and is one of only 115 institutions to receive the R1 designation from among the nation’s over 4,500 higher education institutions. Recent research highlights include proving Einstein correct by helping with the detection of gravitational waves; discovering elevated levels of diesel emissions from Volkswagen vehicles; and receiving NSF funding to create a Physics Frontiers Center using the nearby Green Bank Telescope.

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.WVU main campus

WVU encompasses 14 colleges and schools offering 212 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in the arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; agriculture, natural resources and design; dentistry; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health.

Dual Career

West Virginia University understands that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in recruiting and retaining faculty and staff. Many prospective and newly hired faculty and staff candidates at WVU have spouses/partners who are also pursuing employment in the surrounding community. The Dual Career Program strives to provide a high level of support to couples and their families as they consider faculty and staff appointment opportunities at WVU.

  • Attract and retain first-rate dual career couples to West Virginia University and Morgantown, WV
  • Enrich WVU’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and talent retention
  • Provide customized assistance and support to faculty and staff spouses/partners (and the spouses/partners of key retention positions) in their job search efforts
  • Deliver tailored information and resources towards relocating into the Morgantown community
  • Engage employers of Monongalia County and the surrounding area to build networking and employment opportunities for our Dual Career clients

Visit WVU Jobs to apply.


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