Working Title College of Arts and Letters Latinx Cohort Hire of 6 Tenure-
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime
prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting
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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
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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
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It is available electronically
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You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public
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