Teaching Assistant Professor of Geography/Sustainability – Department of Geology & Geography – Eberly College of Arts and Sciences | Legit Online Typing Jobs

Job Responsibilities : Teaching Assistant Professor of Geography/Sustainability – Department of Geology & Geography – Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Office Address : Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Educational requirements : Bachelor Degree


The at invites applicants for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Geography with a specialization in sustainability starting August 11, 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time position with full benefits. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g., to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. The candidate will join a vibrant transdisciplinary department whose faculty and students are working across the social, environmental, and earth sciences.

The Department of Geology and Geography is in the process of transforming itself into a school focused on the physical and social dimensions of global sustainability. The Teaching Assistant Professor of Sustainability is one of five new faculty positions that will contribute to this academic transformation. In Fall 2023 we will launch two new undergraduate programs in Sustainability Studies (BA) and Earth and Environmental Science (BS). These new programs complement long standing offerings in Geography, Geology, and Environmental Geoscience along with an MA and PhD in Geography, MS and PhD in Geology, MS in Geospatial Science and a graduate certificate program in GIS and Spatial Analysis. Faculty in the Department of Geology and Geography teach thousands of students, maintain highly active externally funded research programs, and provide service to the state, Appalachian region, and the world. The department currently supports 21 faculty, 34 graduate teaching assistants, 36 graduate research assistants and two graduate fellows. The department has outstanding geospatial science teaching and research facilities, hosts the WV GIS Technical Center and WVU Center for Resilient Communities and is housed in its own extensively renovated Brooks Hall on the Downtown campus of WVU.

WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as “highest research activity” (R1) by the Carnegie Foundation. The Morgantown campus is situated along the Monongahela River and Rail Trail, is within 10 miles of Coopers Rock State Forest, and within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a productive career (). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search.


The successful applicant must have: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree by the time of appointment in Geography or closely related field such as Sustainability Science, Earth Science, or Environmental Studies; 2) the ability or potential to teach courses in sustainable earth, global sustainability, climate system science, sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, climate and environmental justice, and/or global environmental change; 3) strong potential to make an outstanding pedagogical contribution in the social and physical dimensions of sustainability; 4) evidence or potential to mentor a diverse group of students; 5) evidence of or the potential to advise students in career pathways in sustainability; 6) excellent written and oral communication skills. The teaching load is four courses of course equivalents per semester (4-4).

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents: a) a letter of application outlining your relevant experience for this position; b) curriculum vitae; c) a teaching statement that includes how you will contribute to pedagogical innovation in sustainability and mentor students; d) contact information for at least three references. Finalist will be asked for additional information including letters of recommendation. The screening process will begin December 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Bradley Wilson, chair of the search committee, at .

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.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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