Assistant/Associate Professor - Mining Engineering

Morgantown, West Virginia
Feb 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Mining Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Mining Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of mining engineering, establish a successful research program in his/her field of expertise, and perform service for the Department, College, and University as well as the mining industry at state and national levels. 








An earned Ph.D. in mining engineering or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment and must support professional activities that lead to Professional Engineer (PE) licensure within 5 years of appointment. Candidates for the Associate rank must have an outstanding record of teaching, research and service. 


The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $25M in annual external research expenditures and is nationally recognized for high quality teaching, research, faculty, and students. The Department of Mining Engineering will provide start-up support for the successful candidate and maintains close ties with and receives strong support from the mining industry.  The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.


WVU is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes federal research facilities as well as industries active in mining operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and


Applicants must include a curriculum vita, a statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017. For further information, contact Dr. Yi Luo at (304) 293-3867 or


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.