Associate Professor

  • West Virginia University College Of Law
  • Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Sep 08, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description



West Virginia University College of Law seeks to hire an entry-level or early career faculty member for a full-time tenure-track position to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The College of Law invites applications for this position from candidates who have a record of or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly distinction and a commitment to service in the law school and community. The primary focus of this position is in Criminal Law, but qualified applicants in other areas may be considered. Applicants must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree in a related field. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


WVU Law has established a place among the nation’s leading public law schools. Service is the cornerstone of our mission as a land-grant institution. The College has recently been recognized among the nation’s top law schools for public interest programs and practical training. Our core values include excellence in scholarship, teaching and service, close student/faculty interaction, as well as a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, community service, and access to justice.


Founded in 1878 and accredited by the Association of American Law Schools (1914) and the American Bar Association (1924), WVU Law is the only law school serving West Virginia. The College is located in Morgantown, a vibrant university community ranked one of the top small cities in the country. Faculty and students enjoy the convenience of a small city combined with the cultural opportunities of a metropolitan area. West Virginia offers beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, a family-friendly community, and reasonable cost of living. Morgantown is easily accessible to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. For more information about WVU Law, visit our website,


Qualified candidates should apply online at:


Please include a cover letter, a C.V. outlining curricular strengths and scholarly agenda; and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should direct any questions to the chair of our Faculty Appointments Committee, James Van Nostrand 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.