Assistant/Associate Professor-Integrated Science & Technology (Energy)

James Madison University
August 25, 2023
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Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor-Integrated Science & Technology (Energy)

Position Number 3241 Posting Number F2075 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Integrated Science and Engineering Department 100060 - Integrated Science and Technology 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


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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 School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track colleague at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This person will join the Integrated Science and Technology Program (ISAT) in August 2023 to support the Energy concentration within the major. ISAT is a future-forward program that hopes to infuse a focus on more sustainable energy systems and technologies into our curriculum over time. With this goal in mind, we are seeking someone with expertise in energy fundamentals and a solid grasp on the challenges, opportunities, and technologies associated with the energy transition and decarbonization.

The ISAT Program was designed for and strives to be an inclusive community that removes barriers for historically marginalized and underrepresented individuals. We value the respectful exchange and exploration of ideas and emphasize the thoughtful development of alternative perspectives on current problems, future challenges, and problem-solving. We believe that mutual respect and the free exploration of ideas promote the diverse environment that is essential to fulfilling our educational and professional mission. We welcome colleagues who can join us in support of these values.

ISAT's novel curricular framework makes for an exciting, supportive, and interdisciplinary academic culture, enabling faculty and students from a variety of backgrounds to grow into new areas of expertise. Faculty come together around a shared passion for impactful and socially-engaged STEM education and scholarship.

ISAT is an ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary, applied science undergraduate degree program with roughly 300 majors. We emphasize a holistic approach to define and address complex problems using science, technology, and social systems. Students declare a concentration in one of six areas: Energy, Applied Biotechnology, Applied Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, and Public Interest Technology & Science.

Industry connections enrich and inform the educational experiences we provide. The majority of our students participate in internships or other partnerships with local industries. As a result, graduates enjoy meaningful and agile careers in public and provide sectors. Some pursue advanced degrees in a wide variety of fields. Energy education is also a priority in Virginia. We are one of few states in the U.S. with K-12 standards of learning (SOLs) focused on energy education, and also offer a Career Cluster curriculum for energy- specific career technical education (CTE) in public schools.

In addition to the ISAT program, the School of Integrated Sciences is home to undergraduate degrees in Intelligence Analysis and Geography, offering rich opportunities to collaborate across these globally-minded programs. ISAT's Master's Degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability may provide opportunities to teach at the Master's level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Our new colleague will teach a variety of energy lecture and laboratory courses in ISAT. Meaningful teaching opportunities also exist in STEM foundation courses, where students build upon existing quantitative skills in preparation for more advanced coursework. Curricular design and development are supported and encouraged. A typical teaching load is three courses per semester.

In addition to excellence in undergraduate teaching, the position requires an active scholarly program (research and/or application) that enriches and engages faculty and students in one or more of ISAT's concentration areas (See “General Information”). For example, ISAT faculty work with undergraduates on multi-year capstone projects. These projects provide opportunities for diverse teams of students and faculty to explore, develop, and expand scholarly interests. Excellence in scholarship involves active participation in and contribution to one or more external scholarly communities.

All faculty participate in service activities to support the school, college, and university; working together is encouraged and recognized within our reward structure. Community engagement—including authentic K-12, government, and industry partnerships—is highly encouraged.


Our new colleague will have expertise in the fundamentals of energy science, engineering, and technologies, including energy efficiency and conservation. We are particularly interested in individuals who specialize in one or more of the following areas: renewable energy; the electric power sector; building energy systems and management; verification, monitoring, and control of energy systems; electrification of transportation; energy security; or energy modeling (e.g., dynamic systems, data mining).

At least one of the candidate's degrees must be in a STEM area. A terminal degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrated technical expertise is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Master's degree and substantial experience in the field are welcomed and would be eligible for a full-time renewable term appointment. Experience working in the energy sector would be a plus.

Our new colleague will embrace the interdisciplinary culture of our work by actively seeking opportunities to develop their expertise by collaborating across program and/or curriculum boundaries. Candidates must demonstrate a strong potential for teaching undergraduates, an ability to contribute to the ISAT energy concentration now and in the future, and a commitment to scholarship involving students.

Inclusivity and interconnectedness are inherent to the ISAT Program. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to collegiality, equity, and inclusivity. These qualities support ISAT and University goals of integrating diverse perspectives, fostering inclusive learning environments, and enabling all students to flourish.

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 12/13/2022

Beginning Review Date 01/25/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2023 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.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected] 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.

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Candidates should complete the online application and provide:

1. A detailed cover letter that explains how the candidate's qualifications fit the position requirements and stated ISAT values.

2. CV

3. 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 scholarly and/or teaching activities. The statement should not focus on personal values and personal experiences, but rather on actions and experiences as they relate to inclusivity in scholarly and/or teaching activities (and/or workplace activities, as relevant).

4. Description of student-centered teaching and mentoring philosophy and methods ( Other Document #1 ).

5. Summary of current research/scholarly activities and interests ( Other Document #2 ).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Inclusive Excellence
  • Other Document #1
  • Other Document #2
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