The Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for Department Chair, with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Chair will work collaboratively with faculty to extend and renew the department's established strengths in scholarly and creative activities, undergraduate and graduate education, and community engagement. The Chair will promote recruitment efforts, foster collaborative opportunities across the university and the community, develop donor relations, encourage external funding efforts, promote a culture of diversity and inclusion, and advance the goals of the department both inside and outside the university. Consistent with the responsibilities of a faculty line, the Chair also engages in scholarly/creative activity, teaching (usually 1-2 courses per year), and service.
The Department of English at WVU offers a B.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies as well as undergraduate areas of emphasis in Creative Writing and Professional Writing and Editing. Enrolling approximately 60 full-time, graduate teaching assistants, the department offers both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies in addition to a Creative Writing M.F.A. and an M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing. The department is responsible for the staffing and management of all sections of the university's General Education courses in literature and composition.
West Virginia University is a comprehensive land grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.