College of Arts and Letters Latinx Cohort Hire of 6 Tenure-Track Faculty

James Madison University

United States

August 25, 2022

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Position Details

Working Title College of Arts and Letters Latinx Cohort Hire of 6 Tenure- Track Faculty

Position Number Posting Number F1717 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 at James Madison University invites applications for a cohort hire of six outstanding, tenure-track faculty working broadly across Latinx studies in several interconnected areas. We are hiring in the departments of English; Modern Languages; Media Arts and Design (which includes journalism); Communication; Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication; and Sociology. We are looking for excellent applicants within particular disciplines and fields, but also scholars and teachers eager to work collaboratively across them. Our research and teaching focus is increasingly multi-disciplinary, providing abundant opportunities to work creatively with colleagues from many parts of the university. We are open to many subfields, but are especially interested in colleagues bringing a Latinx focus to writing and media, intersectionality, racial and social justice, citizenship and civic engagement, transnationalism, border studies, social inequality, technical rhetorics, diaspora/migration, health, gender/sexuality, indigeneity, Latinidades, and policy-inflected research.

Duties and Responsibilities

Arriving as a cohort with broadly shared interests, successful candidates will enhance existing strengths in Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies, global studies, and the humanities and social sciences at large. This round of hiring follows a successful Arts and Letters seven-faculty cohort hire in 2020-21 that focused on racial and social justice. Three of those seven faculty work in Latinx studies, with appointments in History, Justice Studies, and Political Science. We are poised to expand this important and growing field. The cohort initiative aligns with JMU's commitment to faculty diversity and advances its commitment to an anti-racist agenda throughout Academic Affairs. JMU has a campus-wide Hispanic Caucus and a large and growing number of Latinx students across all our programs.

The College of Arts and Letters provides a solid foundation for faculty creativity, collaboration, research, and teaching. With 270 full-time faculty, 3,500 majors, and supportive alumni networks and boards, we are an intellectually vibrant college of ten academic departments in the humanities, social sciences, media, and communication arts. Our student and faculty diversity is rapidly increasing; we excel in global education and community engagement; and we have a demonstrated commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity. The College supports cohort hires with research assistance, mentoring, faculty networks, and community building. Harrisonburg, a close- knit city with a growing Latin@ community, is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, two hours from DC and Richmond, and one hour from Charlottesville. The region combines high economic activity with an attractive cost of living.

Qualifications

We welcome applicants with a terminal degree in a relevant discipline or field and a strong research and teaching portfolio. Candidates at the dissertation stage with particularly compelling records will also be considered. We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Application materials will vary slightly by department, but candidates should be prepared to submit a letter of application outlining teaching and scholarship/creative interests, a diversity statement, and an updated CV. For further details, please see the relevant job ads posted on JMU's Human Resources site, JobLink. The start date for each position is August 2022.

For further details, please see the relevant job ad in each discipline posted on JMU's JobLink site.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology: https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10191

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing-Fiction or Non Fiction:https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10261

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latinx Communication Studies:https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10266

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Latinx Media Studies: https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10295

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication: https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10287

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish:https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10326

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 10/06/2021

Beginning Review Date 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.

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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 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10348 Additional Posting Information

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

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Supplemental Questions

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  • 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.
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