The Division of Resource Economics and Management ( https://resourcemanagement.wvu.edu/ ) in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design ( https://www.davis.wvu.edu/ ) at West Virginia University @ Morgantown, WV( https://www.wvu.edu/ ) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a focus on agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and/or rural development. West Virginia University is the state's flagship land grant institution and currently enrolls over 33,000 students, emphasizing a student-centered focus. West Virginia University is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with a Carnegie Research-One (R1) Classification. WVU is a public research university (high research activity as defined by the Carnegie Foundation) and receives over $177 million worth of total sponsored funding annually. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia, teaching, research and engagement with the state through innovation and technology are at the forefront of its mission. The Davis College has over 120 faculty, over 150 full-time staff, and enrolls over 2000 undergraduate and over 300 graduate students across a full spectrum of degree programs (28) housed in five academic units.
The REM Division is a diverse unit consisting of about 15 faculty and equivalent positions in agri-business management, environmental and energy resources management, environmental and natural resource economics, geospatial sciences, and related business, law, policy and analytical disciplines. The Division houses three undergraduate academic majors and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Together with the College's Division of Forestry and Natural Resources it makes up the College's School of Natural Resources.
This position is a 9-month, tenure track appointment. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality teaching and research program in support of undergraduate and graduate programs in the REM Division, and as allied with other programs in the College and University. Teaching areas of emphasis include rural enterprise development and entrepreneurship; agribusiness management, finance, or accounting; natural resource, and/or energy enterprises; and rural/regional development strategies. The expected annual teaching assignment is four courses, or its equivalent including advising and mentoring, with delivery as in-class or online, as determined in consultation with the unit director. This position will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and/or rural development issues.
The position also will require service activities to advance that mission of the University as well. This position will be expected to work with faculty members in the Division as well as Davis College, WVU Extension, and potentially collaborate with WVU colleagues at the Regional Research Institute or the university's Launch Lab. This position will be expected to take the lead in developing initiatives to increase undergraduate enrollments, collaborate with state initiatives aimed at developing agricultural sector and rural communities in general.
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.