Endowed Chair Positions - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Morgantown, West Virginia
Feb 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Statler College seeks applications and nominations for multiple endowed chair positions. We are seeking dynamic individuals with outstanding technical expertise and track records of scholarly accomplishments who, given the right opportunity and resources, have the ability and motivation to become leaders or further enhance their stature in their research fields. We welcome candidates who currently hold the rank of Associate Professor who have exceptional promise, those currently at the rank of Professor, or those with equivalent expertise in the private sector or national laboratories. All appointments to these endowed chair positions will be at the rank of Professor with tenure.


We are seeking candidates in the following broad areas of research:

  • Power Generation and Transportation: combustion processes and technologies related to the automotive, railway, power generation, or other energy sectors. Specific topics of interest include advanced design, control and fueling concepts for optimum performance of engines or turbines, as well as advanced in-situ sensors and cyber physical systems for real time control of engine/turbine fuel efficiency and emissions.  
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing: synthesis, processing, characterization and manufacturing of advanced materials for energy generation, conversion, and storage. Specific topics of interest include high temperature materials and/or coatings for applications in engines, turbines, furnaces or fuel cells, as well as other high performance materials tailored to specific applications in energy and/or manufacturing.
  • Data Analytics: acquisition, curation, processing, analysis, or visualization of large data sets for infrastructure; such as manufacturing, transportation, energy or information security systems.
  • Biomedical informatics:  data mining of biomedical and healthcare datasets, multi-omic data analytics and integration, and machine learning for biomedical/healthcare applications.

These positions will collaborate with established groups of faculty to build interdisciplinary research collaborations between the different departments within the Statler College, with other colleges, and/or the Health Sciences Center, and participate in the development and delivery of innovative educational curricula. 






The successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in engineering or a very closely related field; must have demonstrated professional and personal skills necessary to build and lead interdisciplinary research; and be able to develop industrial collaborations that can lead to the establishment of research consortia and/or centers.  


The successful candidates must have a strong research record as evidenced by one or more of the following: publications in prestigious journals, patents, and technology transfer activities, and/or research expertise in industry, and have the demonstrated ability to secure and sustain competitive externally funded research programs from industry and/or major funding agencies pertinent to the field of expertise.


WVU is the State comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students. WVU has a Carnegie Classification – Highest Research Activity. Morgantown and vicinity has a population of about 62,000 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, including the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory and FBI, as well as many industries active in energy operations. The city is within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and university are available at http://www.morgantown.com and http://www.wvu.edu.


The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. Further information about the Statler College is available at http://www.statler.wvu.edu/.


Apply with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references. The cover letter should articulate how the candidate would contribute to and lead research related to the pertinent area of research. Review of applications will begin March 22, 2017. Submission of applications/nominations are encouraged by April 12, 2017 but the positions will remain open until filled. For further information contact the Search Chair, Associate Dean for Research by email: [email protected].


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.