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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Working Title College of Science and Mathematics Industry Liaison Position Number 8321 Posting Number F2253 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Science and Mathematics Department 100129 - Dean - College of Science and Math Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding. Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No
Position Summary Information
About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
General Information
The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at James Madison University (JMU) is committed to the academic and career success of students housed in the college. We invite applications for an Industrial Liaison who will develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with industry to support the career development of CSM students, increase work-force readiness and relevance of curricula. CSM is comprised of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, as well as collaborative offerings in Biotechnology, Data Analytics, Climate Science, and three Environmental programs. CSM is a vibrant college that places undergraduate student learning as its primary focus in which our students learn by doing. The vast majority of CSM majors participate in a work-based learning experience prior to graduation with the majority of these being undergraduate research within or outside the classroom setting. CSM is deeply committed to student, staff, and faculty diversity, with a focus on enhancing inclusivity and belonging. A state-funded public-private partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and Merck designed to address the workforce needs in the Shenandoah Valley provides a model for the structures we are developing to link CSM students with employers in the region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The specific job responsibilities of the CSM Industrial Liaison will include:
  • Develop and implement resources and/or activities that prepare CSM students for internships and employment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry professions to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for CSM students and industry partners.
  • Work with CSM faculty and industrial partners to enhance curricula to address the needs of industrial partners and potential employers.
  • Work collaboratively with CSM's Communications Manager to market CSM programs and activities to industry and industry opportunities to CSM students.
  • Develop and/or coordinate the development of resources and/or activities that provide networking opportunities for CSM students, alumni, and industry.
  • Working collaboratively with CSM personnel including our Student Success Coordinator and Inclusive Excellence Director and Associate Deans for Faculty Support and Development, and Research and Scholarship.
Required qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM or equivalent experience in industry
  • Demonstration of strong written and oral communication abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple concurrent tasks and stakeholders to meet project goals and deliverable deadlines
  • Evidence of organization, project planning, and time management in complex environments
  • Ability to develop training resources in higher education setting, primarily for undergraduates
  • Experience with cultivating productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders
  • A demonstrated commitment to equitable collaboration
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) or comparable systems
  • Highly motivated, creative, and independent learner

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience interacting with academic (K-12 and/or postsecondary) institutions and students
  • Experience with event planning and organization
  • Experience with collaborating on grant proposals for external funding
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Date 09/05/2023 Beginning Review Date 10/06/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.
Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically

You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.
Minimum Reference(s) Required 3 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Additional Posting Information
Candidates should complete the online application and provide:
  • A cover letter
  • A current resume or CV (uploaded under 'resume' in JobLink)

JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit