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Estimated Pay $23 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Leadership (Tenure Track) Position Number 8451 Posting Number F2267 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Education Department 100475 - Learning, Tech and Leadership ED Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No
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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
College of Education Vision and Mission
Our vision is to be a model for transforming educational landscapes into those that develop and inspire learners, educators, and leaders to effect positive, sustainable change.
Our mission is to prepare educators and leaders to thrive in a complex global environment. We engage in collaborative, transformative, and meaningful work through evidence-based practices to
  • empower all learners,
  • foster continuous growth, and
  • advocate for diversity, equity and justice

Commitment to Access, Inclusivity, and Diversity
We embrace access, inclusivity, and diversity because they are the foundational cornerstones of equitable experiences leading to an outstanding education and environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Learning Technology and Leadership Education
Programs within the Learning Technology and Leadership Education (LTLE) Department prepare students to work with learners across the lifespan. LTLE programs enable students to develop education programs for adults in the workplace; use digital media and technologies to design learning interventions; develop leadership skills to lead teams, departments, organizations, schools, and communities; and develop advanced foundational skills and knowledge for graduate programs. LTLE is home to 20 full-time faculty members and 1 staff member. The following undergraduate and graduate programs are offered by the department:
  • Human Resources Development (minor)
  • Educational Media (minor)
  • Adult Education/Human Resources Development (master's)
  • Learning Design Technology (master's)
  • Educational Leadership (master's and graduate certificate)
  • Teacher Leadership (master's and graduate certificate)
  • Education Foundations (graduate)
  • Doctor of Education (pending state approval)

JMU offers excellent ; visit our site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work.
Duties and Responsibilities
The LTLE department is seeking a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate professor to begin employment in August 2024.

The successful candidate should: demonstrate a collaborative leadership style that involves working with colleagues both within and beyond the academic unit; articulate an ambitious future-oriented vision for the department that includes attracting diverse new faculty and students to the programs; teach online and hybrid classes in the doctoral program and Educational Leadership program (masters' and certificate); assist in the development and coordination for classes taught; advise and mentor students in the doctoral and educational leadership programs; serve as a member of students' dissertation committees; collaborate in research in the field for continuous school improvement; and build capacity and partnerships with school districts and agencies in Virginia, as well as across the country.
  • Candidates should hold an appropriate terminal degree in Education, no later than May 2024;
  • Candidates must demonstrate substantial experience as an assistant principal, principal, or other senior leadership role(s) in P-12 setting(s);
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning;
  • An established research/scholarship agenda or have a plan for research and scholarship;
  • Demonstrated experience developing curriculum and/or assessment;
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or research in culturally responsive pedagogy/leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching in higher education, online or in-person (preferred);
  • Experience with global engagement initiatives (preferred); and
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding (preferred).
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 09/13/2023 Beginning Review Date 10/14/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2024 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
Applicants should complete the online application and submit:
  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of Inclusive Excellence that addresses the applicant's efforts towards equity, inclusion and/or justice and demonstrate a focus on inclusivity within the applicant's workplace activities; the statement should not focus on personal values and personal experiences, but rather on actions and experiences as they relate to inclusivity in the workplace and/or classroom.
  • A statement on your teaching philosophy and research/scholarly interests (uploaded to JobLink under "Other Document #1").
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.