Systems Dynamics Assistant Professor

James Madison University

United States

August 25, 2022

Description

Position Details Working Title Systems Dynamics Assistant Professor

Position Number 2886 Posting Number F1766 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Integrated Science and Engineering Department 100060 - Integrated Science and Technology 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 Integrated Science and Technology Program (ISAT) in the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor with a focus on System Dynamics modeling. Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at the associate professor rank. ISAT is a unique ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary, applied science program with over 300 majors. ISAT prepares graduates with strong problem-solving skills through a curriculum that integrates technology, natural science, social science, and humanities. ISAT was designed at its founding to support women and underrepresented groups achieve success in STEM. ISAT emphasizes the ability to understand and address complex problems from social and technical perspectives using holistic problem-solving approaches, of which system dynamics modeling is a key component. Interdisciplinary areas of focus within ISAT include Applied Biotechnology, Applied Computing, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, and the Social Context of Science.

Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching undergraduates, an ability to contribute to the ISAT curriculum, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship. ISAT values cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship, and candidates will demonstrate a commitment to collegiality and an ability to work across disciplines. Candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity that supports the ISAT and University mission of integrating diverse perspectives and removing barriers to participation.

As the University anticipates a change to R2 status, ISAT is reviewing its Master's Degree which may provide opportunities for the candidate to teach at the graduate level.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in system dynamics modeling in a variety of required and elective courses and work with students on capstone projects. The candidate is expected to have some subject matter expertise in one or more of the ISAT specialty areas and be willing to learn about other areas. Candidates will also embrace excellence in undergraduate teaching and research within the context of ISAT's interdisciplinary culture.

This position is full-time with a teaching load of three courses per semester. In addition to excellence as an undergraduate instructor, the position requires an active program of scholarly activity that enriches the program and engages faculty and students in one or more of ISAT's interdisciplinary areas of focus.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline and demonstrated expertise applying system dynamics modeling to address complex problems is required for a tenure- track appointment; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a graduate degree and substantial experience in the field are also encouraged to apply .

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.

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 11/19/2021

Beginning Review Date 01/07/2022 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.

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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/10753 Additional Posting Information

Application materials should include:

  • A detailed cover letter that explains how the candidate's qualifications fit the position requirements and ISAT's values. Applicants must address in this letter how they plan to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion ( DEI) into their teaching and scholarship.
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Description of student-centered philosophy and methods (Other Document #1)
  • Summary of current research activities and interests (Other Document #2)
  • Contact information for at least 3 references
  • Questions can be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Rod MacDonald, at macdonrh@jmu.edu.

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document #1
  • Other Document #2
  • 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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