by Tyler Hilbert
Teaching college courses can be a fun and an exciting opportunity for those interested in education. Individuals interested in teaching college courses are encouraged to attend an upcoming faculty recruitment event. It will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the main campus in Parkersburg and Wednesday, March 1 at the Jackson County Center in Ripley. Both events will begin at 6 p.m. and participants can receive information about the college, learn about expectations of faculty and meet academic leadership. After these events, there will be one-on-one screening interviews with division chairs. Participants are asked to bring two copies of their resume/CV and two copies of their unofficial college transcripts.
The college needs full-time faculty for the 2017 Fall term prepared in the areas of accounting, business, English, education, early childhood development education, mathematics and psychology. They will be expected to instruct 15 credit hours per semester, which may include evenings and weekends, face-to-face instruction, online or a combination of in-person and online courses. Part-time faculty member positions for the 2017 summer and fall terms are expected to be available in the areas of accounting, art, biology, business, business technology, child development, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, philosophy and sociology.
Each person who attends the event is given a chance to speak to the division chair in a screening interview and transcript evaluation. The division chairs who will be there include Dr. Dale Hartley (Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences), Dr. Chad Crumbaker (Business, Accounting, Public Services), Dr. David Lancaster (Education), Cheryl Michaels (Health Sciences, Nursing), Dr. Jared Gump (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Michelle Wilson (Work Force Economic Development), Dr. Hank Dunn (Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs) and Dr. Cindy Gissy (Dean for Academic Affairs).
“It is fulfilling to work on a project that assists in reaching qualified applicants from our state and the surrounding area. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce our campus and all it has to offer,” Martha Lamp, Career and Cooperative Education Counselor at WVU Parkersburg, said.
This is an important event for the campus and a great opportunity not only for the campus to grow, but for the community as well and to possibly be welcomed into the WVU Parkersburg family.