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Associate Dean for Faculty Support and Development, College of Science and Math

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

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Associate Dean for Faculty Support and Development, College of Science and Math

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Instructional Faculty - Full Time

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Full Time


College of Science and Mathematics


100129 - Dean - College of Science and Math

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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 College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is comprised of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, as well as collaborative offerings in Biotechnology, Data Analytics, and three Environmental programs. CSM is a vibrant college that places undergraduate student learning as its primary focus in which our students learn by doing. Faculty are passionate
about using high impact pedagogies and providing research experiences for undergraduates, offering high quality experiences for graduate students in a limited number of programs, as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations in teaching and research. Four of CSM's five academic units host NSF REU (research experience for undergraduates) grants. Eighty percent of our students participate in internships or research with faculty. Please explore our website: https://www.jmu.edu/csm.

CSM is deeply committed to student, staff, and faculty diversity, with a focus on enhancing inclusivity and belonging. The Department of Biology is funded by an HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to support the development of the Biocommons, a student community space for academic and personal growth. CSM recently received an NSF S-STEM grant to support 22 Pell eligible high-academic achievement majors.

This position will report to the CSM Dean and is a 12-month Instructional Faculty position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at James Madison University (JMU) is committed to the success and professional development of the faculty, staff and students housed in the college. We invite applications for an Associate Dean for Faculty Support and Development who will support the professional growth and development of our faculty. This 12-month Instructional Faculty hire will have the vision to promote and develop transdisciplinary department and college level initiatives. In addition, this position will support faculty mentorship and reinforce programmatic efforts to engage students in research. The successful candidate will report to the Dean and work collaboratively with CSM leadership including the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director and Student Success Coordinator (search in progress) and with colleagues in units across campus.

The specific job responsibilities of the Associate Dean will include: Developing or improving existing faculty mentoring programs within the college that complement efforts of CSM units and outside resources such as the Center for Faculty Innovation; Leading the implementation of faculty-oriented action items in the college's DEI Action Plan; Assisting faculty in creating career plans appropriate within their discipline; Collaborating with the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship to assist faculty in capitalizing on external programmatic funding opportunities involving student engagement in research; Supporting faculty efforts to develop new curricula, programming, and scholarship, in alignment with CSM mission and priorities; and other duties as assigned.


The College of Science and Mathematics is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment. All applicants should demonstrate their commitment to contributing to this environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in a CSM discipline.

  • Experience and qualifications appropriate for tenure eligibility at the rank of Associate Professor.

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing or improving faculty mentoring programs.

  • Demonstrated interest in Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER)/Research in Undergraduate Math Education. (RUME)/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). (This hire would join two other DBER/RUME/SOTL hires being conducted this year within the CSM.)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience and qualifications appropriate for tenure eligibility at the rank of Full Professor.

    • Demonstrated expertise in assessing and enhancing programmatic efforts in scholarship, teaching, and service.

    • Transdisciplinary understanding of fields outside of their own.

      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 an equal opportunity employer 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, 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.

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      Additional Posting Information

      Interested candidates should submit an application and provide:

      • A cover letter that summarizes the candidate's qualifications for the position.

      • CV

      • Statement of Inclusive Excellence that documents the applicant's commitment to, and experience in, building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment (uploaded as "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement").

      • Contact information of three references.

        After initial review, selected candidates may be asked for additional information.

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