Teaching Assistant Professor - Public History

Morgantown, West Virginia
May 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Teaching Assistant Professor – Public History

Job Number: 08638

The Department of History at West Virginia University (https://history.wvu.edu/) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Public History beginning August 10, 2018. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate classes in the Department’s Public History and Cultural Resource Management programs, including historic preservation, and develop public history projects to provide experience for graduate students in collaboration with local and national agencies. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in History or a closely related field by the time of appointment and documented ability to fulfill the duties described above.

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

As a unit of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History serves over 7,000 students annually through general education and undergraduate and graduate classes. WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degree programs. Our Carnegie Classification is R1 (“Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity”). Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities.

The screening process will begin on June 6, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit https://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application describing teaching and professional experience and interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three referees. For additional information contact the Search Committee Chair at [email protected] or 304-293-9327.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.