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Why WVU

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Discover what it means to be a Mountaineer.

At WVU, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who go beyond for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Through our shared values, WVU students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there. We are proud to stand as one voice, one University, one WVU.

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live like a Mountaineer

At WVU, we believe that finding the right fit is the key to success.

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Mission, Vision and Values

Being a Mountaineer means you have a passion for our values: service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.

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Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our campuses foster diversity in both our student and employee populations, with programs and events that serve to educate and celebrate.

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  • Stephen Riffon
    “WVU gave me the opportunity to utilize leadership skills that I learned while on active duty. The fast-paced work environment is full of challenges and opportunities that give me the chance to make a difference within the WVU community.”
    — Stephen Riffon, Former Captain, U.S. Air Force, Interim Director of Veterans Affairs
  • Daniel Olthaus
    “Being prior military, I enjoy the organizational structure and the loyalty of our employees to the University. Something new happens every day.”
    — Daniel Olthaus, Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy (Retired), Director of Facility Maintenance
  • Meridith Balas
    “WVU employees engage in a shared passion for not only the future of the University, but for the future of the state as well, and this common goal serves as a reminder every day of how grateful I am to work for this incredible institution.”
    — Meridith Balas, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Sally Deskins
    “The Dual Career Program allowed me to think about what I really wanted in my career. With patience and creativity, they found the perfect place for me.”
    — Sally Deskins, Downtown Campus Library
  • Dr. Mohamad Salkini
    “West Virginia has become a home for me. I was able to achieve most of the things I wanted in my career, with a nice balance between work and life.”
    — Dr. Mohamad Salkini, Division of Urologic Oncology
  • Dr. Candice Brown
    “The research community here has been very supportive. The mentoring environment is superb for junior faculty and I am nurtured in an environment that is conducive to my success.”
    — Dr. Candice Brown, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
  • Stephanie Toothman
    “I truly believe in the work that I do and that it positively impacts the environment and lives of West Virginians. Working at WVU makes me feel like I’m a part of something far bigger than myself.”
    — Stephanie Toothman, Office of Sustainability

your total rewards

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Benefits and Compensation

Mountaineers take care of each other. View health insurance, compensation, wellness opportunities and more.

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Wellness and Perks

We believe in working smart and playing smart. See the fun side of a successful career with WVU.

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EXPLORE FACULTY RESOURCES

As an R1 institution, WVU faculty members have access to top resources and facilities.

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MulTiple CAMPUSES, 1 GREAT FIT

WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single goal: to provide a quality education. Find the campus that's right for you.