Submitted: 16 March 2018
Department: Biology
Institution: James Madison University
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 9 April 2018
Application URL: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/3097

The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications for a renewable term faculty position beginning August 25, 2018. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the anatomical sciences. Hiring will be at the Lecturer, Instructor or Assistant Professor level for 10-month (Fall-Spring) appointment.

Our student-focused department requires a candidate with a commitment to and excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will also demonstrate facility with instructional technology and an interest in collaborative teaching and course-design. Teaching responsibilities will focus on undergraduate and graduate human anatomy and may include opportunities to contribute to undergraduate human physiology. Experience with dissection laboratory is preferred. Scholarly activity, academic advising, student mentoring and departmental, college, and university service, will also be expected. Must have an M.S., Ph.D., or M.D. in related field. Experience with dissection laboratory is preferred. To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/3097 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1113. Applicants will complete the faculty profile and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a two page maximum statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests (as other document #1). Screening of applications will begin on April 6, 2018. For further information contact Dr. Mark Gabriele, search committee chair, at gabrieml@jmu.edu.

About the Department
 The Biology Department at James Madison University currently serves over 1000 undergraduate majors and 18 master's students. The 54 full time faculty members are engaged in teaching and research in a broad range of sub-disciplines. It offers a wide variety of courses for biology majors, general education and pre-health profession majors, including a 4- semester lab-intensive core curriculum. Our departmental focus involves active engagement of students with faculty in mentored research experiences. The anatomy program serves undergraduate biology, kinesiology, pre-nursing and preprofessional health students, as well as graduate programs in Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy. Facilities include a brand new gross anatomy dissection laboratory and state-of-the-art undergraduate anatomy laboratories with prosected human cadavers and extensive anatomical resources. Additional information on the department can be found at http://www.jmu.edu/biology.

About the University and Area: Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. 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. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. 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 or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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