Working Title Biology - Adjunct Faculty Pool
Position Number 1931
Posting Number F1304
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Part Time
Position Status Part Time
College/Division College of Science and Mathematics
Department 100006 - Biology Department
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 1000 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 Biology Department at James Madison University is accepting applications
for part-time instructors to teach a variety of biology and biotechnology
courses, including anatomy, physiology or core biology courses during the
academic year. This position is not eligible for benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates will teach courses in the following areas, included but not limited
to general biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, microbiology, cell and
molecular and ecology.
Ph.D. in biology or a related field is preferred, or a M.S. with at least 18
hours in graduate biology coursework.
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 04/12/2019
Beginning Review Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date
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
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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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.
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Additional Posting Information
Documents Needed to Apply
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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Charlottesville Daily Progress
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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Northern Virginia Daily
Richmond Times Dispatch
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