West Virginia University College of Law seeks candidates for four tenure-track or tenured positions at the entry and lateral levels.
We are committed to building a multicultural work force, which includes differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, military service, and disabilities; we strongly encourage people with such differences to apply.
Successful candidates will join the College of Law at an exciting time in its development toward a place among the nation’s leading public law schools (recently ranking 15th best in the country in Public Interest Law). Our goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend the law school’s traditional strengths and intellectual breadth. We value scholarly excellence, high-quality teaching, deep dedication to internal and external service, collegiality and community.
We are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise. We welcome applications from candidates with outstanding credentials, without restrictions of field. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In addition, the College of Law has a particular need for those candidates with a strong interest and capacity to teach in the areas of Clinical Teaching, Criminal Law, Energy Law, Family Law, Immigration Law Clinic, Immigration Law, Taxation, and Trial Advocacy. All positions, regardless of subject area, are on the tenure-track.
Founded in 1878, and accredited by the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association in 1914 and 1924, respectively, the College of Law is the sole law school serving the State of West Virginia. It attracts students from West Virginia as well as many from other states and countries. In addition to excellence in scholarship, teaching and service, core values include: close student/faculty interaction, diversity, respectful/professional behavior, community, and justice. The College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong history and commitment to diversity, graduating its first woman in 1895 and its first African-American in 1949. The College of Law continues its commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and seeks candidates who will enhance diversity.
Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, a vibrant and diverse university community ranked one of the top three small cities in the east, faculty and students enjoy the convenience provided by a small city with the cultural opportunities of a larger metropolitan area. West Virginia’s beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities are easily accessible from Morgantown as are the cities of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Address letters to the Appointments Committee Co-Chair Robert Bastress c/o Toni Sebree, West Virginia University College of Law, Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506-6130.