Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor - CBE - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources- 20290

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

ID: 7117626
Posted: December 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for a non-tenure track teaching faculty position in biomedical engineering starting as early as Spring 2023. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate Professor. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty rank position that is eligible for promotion and merit raises with contract lengths of 6 years and 9 years upon promotion to associate and full teaching professor, respectively. The position anticipates a level of effort of 80% assigned to teaching and 20% assigned to departmental service.


Candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering or related discipline at the time of application. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach traditional, core biomedical engineering courses mainly at the undergraduate level, advise students and assist with the ABET accreditation process. Candidates for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor must have a sustained record of outstanding teaching and service for a minimum period of 5 years at an ABET accredited institution. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate level, assisting in the ABET accreditation process, engaging in professional service to the Department and College, advising students, and participating in professional development activities that advance the engineering education field by making presentations at national meetings and authoring papers in education journals. The development of a limited research program in the general area of education research either alone or in conjunction with existing faculty in the Department and College is also encouraged.

West Virginia University is a comprehensive land-grant institution in Morgantown, WV, with an enrollment of over 29,000 students, with Carnegie Classification –R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $30M in annual external research expenditures. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 18 faculty members and approximately 250 undergraduate and 67 doctoral students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels in both chemical and biomedical engineering. The Biomedical Engineering program has seven core faculty members from the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department and several affiliated faculty members from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering as well as several adjunct faculty from the College of Medicine at WVU. The biomedical engineering faculty collaborate very closely with the College of Medicine on a variety of projects in the areas of rehabilitation engineering and precision medicine.

Morgantown and the areas in the vicinity have a diverse population of about 135,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see https://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and it belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).

To apply for this opportunity, visit https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=20290. Applications of qualified candidates must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names, and complete contact information of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the portfolio of prior independent teaching. The cover letter should clearly describe how the candidate would contribute effectively to the active collaboration between the biomedical engineering and the College of Medicine, foster collaborative research directions with colleagues at West Virginia University and elsewhere, and promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For further information, contact the chair of the search committee Dr. David Klinke: [email protected].

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.