Assistant Professor of Political Science, History, or Appalachian Studies
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 02:36 PM


Glenville State College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Political Science, History, or Appalachian Studies to complement the research and teaching areas of the department, to begin Fall 2021.

Founded in 1872 and located in the heart of scenic, central West Virginia, Glenville State College is dedicated to providing a personalized education to approximately 1500 students, primarily from West Virginia.Many of the College's students are first-generation and Pell-grant eligible.The College's campus embraces the unique perspectives of its students, faculty and staff and provides its students with opportunities to thrive in its vibrant setting in the center of the Appalachian Mountains.The College's mission is to prepare and inspire students to be thoughtful, productive, engaged, and responsible citizens who contribute to the well-being of their community, state, nation, and world guides GSC's program and service development.  More information on Glenville StateCollege can be found at State College is proud of its commitment to diversity.

Glenville State College's Office of Workforce & Community Development is also part of a United States Department of Educationexperimental site initiative (Second Chance Pell) and has delivered selected courses at both FCI-Gilmer and Huttonsville Correctional Center since 2016.

The successful applicant is expected to:

  • Teach the equivalent of 12-15 hours(4-5 courses)of undergraduate courses per semester
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Actively contribute to departmental and college assessment, committee and service activities
  • Support recruitment and retention events
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Cultivate and maintain teaching and professional excellence
  • Have an ongoing interest in curriculum innovation
  • Contribute to course delivery on-campus, online, and/or in community settings

An earned Ph.D. in History, Political Science, Appalachian Studies, or related field from an accredited institution is required.Particularly qualified candidates in ABD status will be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of professional work, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

Apply online at or by email at [email protected].

Screening of all applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Glenville State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.