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Part-Time Instructional Faculty - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:



Position Details







Position Information









Working Title

Part-Time Instructional Faculty - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry









Position Number

1937









Posting Number

F1648









Position Type

Instructional Faculty - Part Time









Position Status

Part Time









College/Division

College of Science and Mathematics









Department

100014 - Chemistry Department









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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University is accepting applications for part-time instructional faculty to teach general education and lower division chemistry courses. Our department currently serves about 3000 undergraduate students each year. We offer a wide variety of courses for chemistry majors, other STEM majors, general education, and pre-health professional students. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is actively committed to increasing the success of all of our students, increasing the diversity of our faculty and students, and creating and sustaining a more inclusive work and learning environment.









Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will teach lecture or laboratory classes in their area of specialty. There is the greatest need for instructors in general education courses as well as laboratory instruction in general chemistry and organic chemistry. Evening laboratory sections are available.









Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is preferred, a M.S with at least 18 hours of graduate course work or relevant experience. All applicants should demonstrate their commitment to contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment.









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

06/29/2021









Beginning Review Date

07/30/2021









Closing Date











Open Until Filled

Yes









Proposed Starting Date

08/25/2021









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.









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/9444









Additional Posting Information

Candidates will complete the faculty application and attach the following:



  • curriculum vitae

  • cover letter


    • The cover letter should address the candidate's qualifications, including their commitment to contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment










      The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application.













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