At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tirelessendeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the mostpassionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limitsfor the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Ourstudents, faculty and staff make this institution one of the bestout there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university,one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer athttps://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ Letter of interestCurriculum vitaeThree (3) professional references with their full contactinformationOne-page teaching philosophy statementUniversity transcriptsAdditional materials may be requested at a later date West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), partof the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currentlyinviting applications and nominations for the following employmentopportunity:The Department of Social Science/Public Administration andDepartment of Accounting/Management in a joint appointment withinthe College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, seek tohire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economicswith a 4/4 teaching load and responsibility for teaching variousEconomics courses (e.g., Principles of Microeconomics; Principlesof Macroeconomics; Money and Banking) and Business courses (e.g.,Financial Management; Business Statistics). We are in search of anoutstanding teacher with scholarly promise and who will participatein curriculum assessment and student advising, recruitment andretention. Faculty are expected to demonstrate value to theprofession and university through creative activity andscholarship. The successful candidate will join an undergraduatecollege with a student-centered philosophy and whose studentpopulation is primarily rural or first generation.WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment andis ranked seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students payingin-state tuition. The campus is in close geographic proximity toseveral state and national parks and numerous recreationalopportunities. The Department of Social Science/PublicAdministration offers five BS degree programs: Criminal Justice,Forensic Investigation, Health Services Administration, PublicService Administration and Psychology. The Department of Accountingand Management offers baccalaureate degrees in Accounting andBusiness Management.More information about the College of Business, Humanities andSocial Sciences may be found at: https://bhss.wvutech.eduDate of Appointment : August 14, 2021Application Deadline: Review of applications will beginimmediately and continue until position if filled.Salary and Rank: Commensurate with background and experiencewithin the assigned salary range.Qualifications :Applicants must have a doctorate in economics or related field; oran ABD in economics or related field with the doctorate completedby the date of appointment. Evidence of scholarly promise andexemplary communication skill is essential. Experience in teachingcollege-level courses, including web classes, is desirable.Application materials must include: West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status.
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So, it was obvious Laureano would get a substantial suspension for rushing the Astros on Sunday after being hit by a pitch and taunted by Houston hitting coach Alex Cintron (who got a 20-game punishment for his role). What surprised many fans is that Laureano’s ban was six games — shorter than that of Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly, who threw behind and over the head of Astros hitters earlier this year but did not get physical with them. Kelly was suspended eight games for his actions.Alex Cintrón’s suspension is effective immediately. He was also fined an undisclosed amount.Here’s MLB’s announcement re: Cintrón and Laureano pic.twitter.com/dYsIRC7MIq— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) August 11, 2020The league’s reasoning is likely twofold. Laureano is a hitter and Kelly is a pitcher, differentiating the effect of suspension length. Position players suit up daily. Relievers do not. Plus, Kelly’s punishment reflected MLB’s message to other teams to not go after the Astros based on their cheating scandal; the Laureano incident was seemingly isolated to tensions that built up within an individual series.One other thing to note is that Kelly had a previous record of misconduct. He received a six-game ban for fighting the Yankees in 2018.MORE: MLB considering playoff bubble Over the past few seasons, brawl-related suspensions have on average been longer for pitchers. In 2019, pitchers were suspended an average of 4.7 games compared to 2.2 games for hitters. In 2018, pitchers were suspended an average of 4 games compared to 2.7 games for hitters. In 2017, pitchers were suspended an average of 4.8 games compared to 2.3 games for hitters.Bans this year are on a different scale because the season has been shortened to 60 games, giving each contest more weight. Kelly’s suspension, then, was quite harsh, if not indefensible. It’s just difficult to compare it to Laureano due to separate circumstances.Laureano will appeal his suspension, according to multiple reports. A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano did everything MLB feared during its attempt to play through a pandemic: Charge an opposing dugout and start a mini-brawl.The league has tried to shut down handshakes and spitting in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Wrestling, then, is a big no-no.