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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2022
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 email@example.com. 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-
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Other Document #1
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