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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


Position Details



Position Information




Working Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology




Position Number
1615




Posting Number
F1860




Position Type
Instructional Faculty - Full Time




Position Status
Full Time




College/Division
College of Health and Behavioral Studies




Department
100053 - Psychology




Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience




Specify Range or Amount





Is this a JMU only position?
No




Is this a grant-funded position?
No




Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position?








Position Summary Information




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 Department of Psychology at James Madison University offers the BS and BA degree in the science of psychology. Our curriculum offers numerous opportunities for employment in the private and public sector as well as a pathway to professional schools and graduate study in a wide range of programs (e.g., psychological sciences, clinical psychology, social work, counseling, medicine, law, optometry, pharmacy, nursing). The Department of Psychology is a growing department with a dynamic vision for learning at a nationally and internationally prominent institution which has recently transitioned to R2 status and is engaging in a comprehensive plan to address diversity, equity and inclusion.




The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) is working to identify and dismantle racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a CHBS culture in which every member can flourish. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments. Join us in achieving our goal of continuing to grow as a diverse college and department that embodies an atmosphere of belonging.


We invite applications for a non-renewable term assistant professor in a 10-month appointment beginning Fall 2022 (Aug 2022 to May 2023).




Duties and Responsibilities
This is a one-year teaching position. Teaching of Abnormal Psychology is expected along with upper level course(s) in their specialty. The area of specialty is open, with preference for expertise in areas such as trauma, risk and resilience, and diversity. Successful candidates will be welcome to participate in scholarly activities and service, although these are not expectations of the position.




Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program. Teaching experience is preferred.


Candidates must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must also demonstrate an appreciation for the preparation of undergraduate students for employment, graduate education (counseling, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and other research psychology disciplines) or professional programs (e.g., optometry, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy).

We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments.




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.







Posting Detail Information




Posting Date
04/19/2022




Beginning Review Date
05/20/2022




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.




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.




Minimum Reference(s) Required
3




Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/11803




Additional Posting Information
Candidates will provide:


  • A cover letter, which must address the candidate's qualifications for the position (2 pages or less).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A specific written statement about their experience in teaching and of their diversity, equity, and inclusion experiences and efforts and how they have/or will demonstrate their commitment to assuring an equitable and inclusive learning environment (two pages or less). (Uploaded to JobLink as "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement".)







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