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Assistant Professor, Global Christianity - Department of Philosophy and Religion
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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.
Special consideration will be given to applicants whose AOS is in Africa or Asia. Candidates whose research and teaching intersect with other disciplines (e.g. anthropological, sociological, political, economic, medical, environmental, etc.) and contemporary global issues are especially desirable. Applicants must be trained in the academic methods of religious studies, although a wide range of methodological approaches is welcome.
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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.
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- Letter of application; should include a discussion of research interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and demonstrate commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion in the classroom, program, and university
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness; may include course syllabi, assignments, summaries of course evaluations, and evaluations by colleagues (uploaded to JobLink as one document under "Other Document #1")
- Sample of scholarly writing, 15-25 pages (uploaded to JobLink under "Professional Writing Sample")
- Unofficial transcripts
- Names and contact information for three references; references will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation directly to the JobLink portal
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