Associate Professor/Professor of Social Sciences or Humanities, with a Focus on Digital Humanities

James Madison University

United States

November 11, 2021

Description

Position Details

Working Title Associate Professor/Professor of Social Sciences or Humanities, with a Focus on Digital Humanities

Position Number 1159 Posting Number F1728 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Arts and Letters Department 100139 - Dean - College of Arts and Letters Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No

About James Madison University

Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision

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 College of Arts and Letters (https: // www. jmu.edu/cal/) at James Madison University invites applications for a digital studies scholar, appointable in any one of our ten academic departments across the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts, beginning August 2022.

The College of Arts and Letters offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs across ten departments in the humanities, social sciences, communication, and pre-professional studies. Faculty from across the College have pursued a variety of award-winning digitally informed projects, covering subjects such as archival preservation, digital mapping and storytelling, quantitative analysis, and data visualization. Faculty in the College collaborate frequently with colleagues from engineering, the JMU X-labs, the Furious Flower Poetry Center, the university library, and a variety of institutes and centers, including our newest center, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies. The College is also hiring 5-7 new faculty this year in Latinx studies, bringing another possible area of overlap and interconnection.

Duties and Responsibilities

Depending upon the research area and educational background, the primary appointment will be made in one of our ten academic departments: English; Foreign Languages; History; Philosophy and Religion; Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication; Sociology and Anthropology; Justice Studies; Political Science; Communications; or Media Arts and Design. Joint appointment or affiliation possible. Teaching load is normally 3/2, but can be negotiated to align with service expectations and commitments. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include helping develop curricula in digital studies across a large and diverse set of disciplines; managing digital scholarly projects; foster innovative pedagogy and research; and develop interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of Arts and Letters and beyond.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold an appropriate terminal degree, though that varies by discipline. Ideally, candidates will hold or be eligible for tenure at the rank of associate professor or professor, but we will also consider applications from advanced assistant professors with exceptional records of achievement. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in digital methods, theories, and applications; the ability to help coordinate and develop curriculum in digital studies across a large and diverse set of disciplines; a track record of managing digital scholarly projects; an outstanding record of innovative teaching and research in one or more of the core disciplines of the College of Arts and Letters; and a collaborative mindset. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Familiarity with, and the ability to teach, the basics of coding and textual markup a plus.

Conditions of Employment

Per the Governor's Executive Directive #18, new JMU employees upon hire must disclose to the University Health Center their COVID-19 vaccination status. Unvaccinated employees are required to be tested weekly.

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 Date 10/11/2021

Beginning Review Date 11/11/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2022 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 jobs@jmu.edu. 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 https:// www. jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire- Safety-Report.shtml

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 https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10334 Additional Posting Information

Applicants will submit:

  • a CV
  • three to five references
  • a statement addressing potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and university (Other Document #1)
  • a cover letter outlining the candidate's research interests, teaching experience, and leadership experience in this area.
  • Upon later request, candidates may be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly writing, and letters of recommendation. Review of completed applications will begin November 11, 2021, with video interviews in the first round scheduled for early December. We will bring finalists to campus early in 2022. For more information regarding the position contact the search chair, Dr. Michael Klein at kleinmj@jmu.edu.

    JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https: // bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document #1
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn about this position?
  • Charlottesville Daily Progress
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Diversity.com (Including BlackCareers.org, VeteranJobs.net, AfricanAmericanHires.com, AsianHires.com, WeHireWomen.com, AllHispanicJobs.com, LatinoJobs.org, DisabilityJobs.net, AllLGBTjobs.com, NativeJobs.org, and OverFiftyJobs.com)
  • Employee Referral
  • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Hispanic Outlook
  • Indeed.com
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity
  • JMU Dual Career and Community Resources Program
  • JMU JobLink
  • Job Fair
  • NCAA
  • Northern Virginia Daily
  • Nuevas Raices
  • Radio
  • Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Roanoke Times
  • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
  • VA Jobs Website
  • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
  • Winchester Star
  • Other
  • If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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