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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Computer Science Department, Information Technology Major

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Computer Science Department, Information Technology Major

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Instructional Faculty - Full Time

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Full Time

College of Integrated Science and Engineering

100061 - Computer Science

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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 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 Department of Computer Science at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, to serve in the new Information Technology Major, to begin August 2023. Preference will be given to applicants at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, and exceptional candidates at other ranks will also be considered. More information about the position is available at .

Information Technology (IT) is a new major in the Department of Computer Science, with a focus on computer networking, cyber security, web technologies, data science/machine learning and mobile development. The new IT major accepted our first freshman class in fall 2022 and has more than 64+ students and is rapidly growing. The JMU Computer Science department is a dynamic and supportive community with 26 full-time faculty members and approximately 700 undergraduate majors for computer science and information technology majors. We also offer an online M.S. Degree in Information Security. We are dedicated to maintaining a culture that balances excellence in teaching and small class sizes with opportunities for faculty and student research. We have many active clubs and organizations including Women in Technology, Robotics, Forensics, Cyber Defense, and a student ACM chapter. We are especially interested in qualified candidates that share our commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments. The new hire be part of the faculty team that starts and builds the Information Technology Major within the Computer Science Department. Additional information about the new major is available at

Duties and Responsibilities
Applicants from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates with a background in Web Technologies, Machine Learning, Database Systems, Web and Mobile Development, and/or Computer Networks and Information Security. Candidates should demonstrate the ability and interest in providing high-quality undergraduate teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with the potential to develop and sustain an active, undergraduate-oriented research program. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity that supports the Computer Science Department and University mission of integrating diverse perspectives and removing barriers to participation.

A Doctorate (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a closely related field at the time of employment is required for a tenure-track position.

Conditions of Employment
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.

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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 . 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 http://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.

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Additional Posting Information
Candidates should submit:

  • a resume,
  • a cover letter that includes a statement addressing your commitment and experiences in promoting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy,
  • a scholarly activity statement (uploaded as "Other Document #1"),
  • and a separate document addressing your diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy.

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