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Integrative Arts Cohort Hire of 11 Positions, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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

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Integrative Arts Cohort Hire of 11 Positions, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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Instructional Faculty - Full Time

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Full Time

College of Visual and Performing Arts

100551 - College of Visual and Performing Arts

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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.

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a cohort hire comprising eleven positions:

  • These positions constitute an integrative arts cohort hire. We conceive of integrative arts as combining artistic and/or disciplinary perspectives and/or practices around contemporary issues. This may include-but is not limited to-cross- inter-, multi-, and/or trans-disciplinary work. Our cohort will collaborate to develop courses, curricula, and research agendas that promote integrative arts and design practices and advance justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access (viewed through lenses that may include, but are not limited to culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexuality, and/or veteran status). These individuals will complement and expand CVPA strengths in anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy, artmaking, arts and technology, community engagement, culturally-sustaining practice, design justice, design thinking, educator preparation, entrepreneurial thinking, and design- or arts-based research.

    Cohort members will have primary appointments in one of the college's three academic units (i.e., Art, Design, and Art History; Music; Theatre and Dance) most aligned with their disciplinary focus. Their work will be supported with a biennial course release to collaborate with cohort colleagues and interested current faculty members to develop integrative arts courses that enroll students within and beyond their academic unit.

    With over 100 full-time faculty and 1,200 full-time majors, CVPA brings together Schools of Art, Design, and Art History (SADAH); Music (SOM); and Theatre and Dance (STAD). CVPA also houses the Office of Creative Propulsion, which supports students and faculty in ideating, launching, and refining arts- and/or design-based efforts that reimagine and disrupt traditional practices, stretch and break artistic boundaries, and promote more equitable and inclusive opportunities for meaningful arts/design engagement. CVPA believes that equity, access, and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity-in the stories we represent, students we serve, and audiences we engage-is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary arts and design practice. CVPA, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability. Across its units, CVPA is committed to empowering students to act boldly, justly, and inclusively to create their own unique path.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Teaching responsibilities could include introductory, upper-division undergraduate, studio, laboratory, and graduate instruction. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to develop and teach one or more integrative arts courses for undergraduate students, and/or engage with undergraduate or graduate student researchers. Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain an active research program that is appropriate to their discipline. Collaboration with other cohort members and/or faculty beyond CVPA is expected.

    Applicants will have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, and the potential for vibrant, collaborative teaching and scholarship at our primarily undergraduate institution. Consideration may be given to ABDs at the advanced dissertation stage who exhibit particularly compelling records. Unless otherwise indicated in the position-specific required qualifications for each position, applicants with extensive professional experience in lieu of a relevant terminal degree may be considered, with the expectation that any successful candidate not holding a terminal degree must complete a relevant terminal degree prior to achieving tenure.

    For further details regarding each posting (including additional position-specific qualifications) and to apply, please see the relevant job ad in each discipline posted on JMU's JobLink site:











    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.

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    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
    JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

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