Assistant Professor - School of Strategic Leadership Studies

James Madison University
August 25, 2024
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Working Title Assistant Professor - School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Position Number 1756 Posting Number F2212 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Business Department 100531 - Strategic Leadership Studies 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


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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

James Madison University announces the availability of a tenure track (10-month) assistant professor faculty position in the School of Strategic Leadership Studies (SSLS) beginning Fall 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty in SSLS have research and teaching responsibilities within the Strategic Leadership Ph.D. program, and the faculty member would be integral in the delivery of core leadership and statistics requirements. SSLS is seeking candidates with the demonstrated capacity to teach quantitative statistical methods commonly used in the social sciences, specifically those techniques common to leadership research. In addition to teaching core and elective courses within the School, the faculty member will engage in research, scholarship, and service obligations within the School and field.


All applicants must possess an earned doctorate and demonstrate strong proficiency in research design, methods, and statistics used in quantitative- based leadership research. Areas of proficiency include but are not limited to: measurement and psychometrics, program design and evaluation, and univariate and multivariate inferential statistical procedures (e.g., regression). Successful candidates for this position will have a strong desire and ability to teach quantitative research methodology courses to PhD students of diverse levels of preparedness. In addition to quantitative methodology courses, a variety of graduate courses in leadership are available for teaching. Supervision of dissertations as a committee chair, methodologist, or member is a critical component of faculty responsibilities.

Preference will be given to those candidates with the following: capability to teach and supervise quantitative research; demonstrated research interest in leadership; ability to design, develop, deliver, and assess innovative curricula; commitment to providing exemplary instruction for a diverse student population; experience with teaching graduate students and/or adult learners; understanding of critical research perspectives; experience supervising graduate research or managing research projects, such as funded projects or graduate lab management assistantships; superior oral communication skills; the willingness and enthusiasm to collaborate in the implementation of a cross-disciplinary doctoral leadership program; proficiency with SEM and HLM; and knowledge of SPSS, Python, machine learning, web scraping, and/or R packages.

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 06/15/2023

Beginning Review Date 08/15/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2024 EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer 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, 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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All candidates must apply for this position using JMU's online job application system. Candidates will complete the application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter articulating interest and qualifications.
  • A Statement of Inclusive Excellence that addresses and integrates the applicant's efforts towards diversity in all forms seen and unseen, equity, inclusion and/or justice 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of philosophy about leadership (including intercultural) & leadership studies (uploaded to JobLink under Other Document #1 )
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement describing research and scholarship (uploaded to JobLink under Other Document #2)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Please DO NOT send “paper” application packets or supplemental materials; all application materials must be submitted online. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Adam Vanhove at [email protected].

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  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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