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

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Working Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Applied Math or Mathematics, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics Position Number 1179, 5849 Posting Number F2277 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Science and Mathematics Department 100026 - Mathematics and Statistics 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
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 Department of Mathematics & Statistics at James Madison University invites applications for two 10-month tenure-track positions in mathematics or applied mathematics at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates with interests or expertise that can contribute to our new computational analytics minor and/or data science concentration.

Our energetic, collegial department is home to 55 full-time faculty in the areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Our programs provide meaningful learning experiences for majors and non-majors alike, both within and outside of the classroom. We care about people and value high-quality undergraduate education. We currently offer Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Statistics, minors in Mathematics, Statistics, and computational analytics, and are the core group offering a minor in Data Science. Scholarship in a variety of forms is supported and valued across all disciplines represented in the department. We have a strong history of supporting undergraduate research, including running a well-established NSF-funded REU program (started in 2002) and hosting a large annual undergraduate research conference (started in 2005). Department faculty are also invested in multiple outreach efforts to the local and disciplinary communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be committed to engaged teaching of students of all backgrounds, developing or continuing a research program that may include undergraduate research, and contributing to the department though service appropriate to career stage. The teaching load is approximately 9 contact hours per semester and will consist primarily of a variety of courses based on faculty interest and department need or teaching-related special assignments. The results of scholarly interests will be disseminated in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations; involving undergraduates in appropriate research projects is highly valued. Appropriate departmental, college and/or university service will be based on interest and need.
  • Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in (or clear potential for) teaching undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing or continuing an active research agenda.
  • Potential for seeking external funding, perhaps through interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty.
  • Potential for excellence in mentoring undergraduates in scholarly activities and career paths.
  • Demonstrated interest in or potential for supporting the department, college, and university in appropriate service positions.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
  • (Preferred) Demonstrated interest and expertise in contributing to computational analytics and/or data science curricula.
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 09/15/2023 Beginning Review Date 10/16/2023 Closing Date 11/20/2023 Open Until Filled No 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
Candidates should complete the online application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover Letter explicitly addressing this position and the applicant's interest in undergraduate education.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
  • Other Document #1 - Research Statement.
  • Statement of Inclusive Excellence - This statement should address the applicant's efforts towards diversity, equity, inclusion and/or justice, to demonstrate a focus on inclusivity within the applicant's workplace activities.

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