The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at WestVirginia University invites applications for a Teaching AssistantProfessor position beginning in August 2021. This is a 9-month,full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and theopportunity for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professorappointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with nolimit on the number of terms. The position requires teaching andinstitutional service. There is no traditional research assignment.Summer teaching for additional compensation may be available.Thesuccessful candidate will (a) teach multiple sections ofundergraduate crime scene investigation/reconstruction courses andsupervise the associated laboratory sections; (b) teach appliedforensic science skills in at least three of the following courses:firearms and toolmarks/shooting reconstruction, deathinvestigation, expert testimony, latent fingerprints, biologicalevidence, or bloodstain pattern analysis; and (c) develop othercourses within the candidate’s area of specialization, based upondepartmental needs.The Department consists of 5 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6teaching faculty, about 30 graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D.programs, and about 600 undergraduate majors. Further informationbe found at the Department website:https://forensics.wvu.edu/WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grantuniversity enrolling about 29,000 students in over 100 degreeprograms. Our Carnegie Classification is R1 – DoctoralUniversities: Very High Research Activity. Morgantown is withineasy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore,and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small citiesin the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, lowunemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreationalopportunities.Qualifications :The position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent degree inforensic science or a closely related field and significantprofessional experience, ability for developing and effectivelyteaching undergraduate courses (including laboratory courses) inthe areas described above, a commitment to student-centeredlearning, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and awillingness to use instructional technologies. Upload a letter ofinterest, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy, and arrangefor three letters of recommendation to be sent by email [email protected] The letters should address thecandidate’s teaching potential. Review of completed applicationswill begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position isfilled. Questions should be directed to the search chair,[email protected] is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applicationsfrom all qualified individuals including minorities, females,individuals with disabilities, and veterans.