TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Professional Instruction and Advising Specialist, Psychology

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Professional Instruction and Advising Specialist, Psychology



West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV



TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Professional Instruction and Advising Specialist, Psychology
Job Number: 02235

West Virginia University’s Department of Psychology (www.psychology.wvu.edu) invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach in our undergraduate program and assume significant student advising responsibilities. Required qualifications include: a PhD or equivalent degree in psychology or a closely related field; evidence of ability to develop, implement, and assess innovative recruitment and advising initiatives; excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. Knowledge of and experience with student retention and career development are welcome, as is the ability to teach online.  

Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not required for institutional commitment and career stability in a Teaching faculty appointment. There is no traditional research assignment. Instead, teaching faculty are expected to support curricular goals and assessment processes including, in this position, evaluating and improving current advising practices. Appointments are renewable, with provision for up to three-year renewable terms, with no maximum number of terms. This position is a full-time nine-month appointment and includes full benefits. The teaching assignment is four courses each semester with one course each semester redefined for advising responsibilities, resulting in a 3-3 course load (one of which may involve supervision of a multi-section course taught by graduate teaching assistants). Part-time summer advising may be expected with additional compensation.  

The Department of Psychology has 26 full-time faculty, 70 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate majors. Ph.D. training is offered in Behavior Analysis (ABAI accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology (APA accredited), and Life-Span Developmental Psychology. WVU is the academic home to 30,000 students and is one of 10 U.S. land-grant institutions with an academic medical center. Morgantown, West Virginia, located within 75 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours of Washington D.C. has been consistently ranked among the most livable small cities in the U.S. (http://www.morgantownwv.gov/about/awards/). WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. WVU’s Dual Career Program is designed to help meet the needs of professional couples.  

To apply for this position, please visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a single PDF file with a letter of application, vita, and contact information for references (We may request additional materials later). The screening process will begin March 14, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website (www.psychology.wvu.edu) or contact the chair of the search committee (Constance.Toffle@mail.wvu.edu). 


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