I am pleased to announce the following position announcement for an 
individual with skills in Biology and Biology Education.  Please share 
this freely!

Eric Pyle

*Biology Education*

The Department of Biology at James Madison University is seeking 
applications for a tenure track position in K-12 Biology Education at 
the rank of Assistant/Associate professor beginning August 2013. The 
successful candidate will offer courses that complement the science 
education priority of the university, and conduct scholarly activities 
that complement the research areas of the Biology Department.We are 
seeking an individual who will successfully forge relationships central 
to teacher preparation, involving the College of Education, the College 
of Science and Mathematics, and IdLS, the content-area major for future 
K-8 teachers.Preference will be given to those candidates who: 1) have 
demonstrated ability in securing external funding to support bioscience 
education initiatives and 2) can develop communication and out-reach 
programs to local, state, and regional localities in K-12 bioscience 
education.An earned PhD/EdD is required.

*About the Department*

The Biology Department at James Madison University currently serves over 
900 undergraduate majors and 15 master's students.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. 
Interdisciplinary connections include biotechnology, materials science, 
biological mathematics, neuroscience, and environmental biology. The 43 
full time faculty members are engaged in teaching and research in a 
broad range of sub disciplines.We mentor over 150 undergraduate student 
researchers during the academic year and in the summer, using support 
from external or internal funds.Additional information on the department 
can be found at

*About the University*

James Madison University is a comprehensive co-educational institution 
of higher learning in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.Founded in 1908 
as a state school for women, JMU has grown to a current student body of 
19,722 on a campus of 712 acres.JMU offers 69 undergraduate degree 
programs, as well as 31 masters, 2 educational specialist, and 7 
doctoral programs.

*About the Area*

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, a city of 46,000 located in the heart of 
the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.It is a two-hour drive from Richmond 
and Washington, DC and one hour from Charlottesville.The area affords 
many opportunities for outdoor recreation, with the George Washington 
National Forest and Shenandoah National Park located nearby and the Blue 
Ridge and Allegheny Mountains to the east and west of the city, 

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, 
and a scholarship plan as part of an electronic application created at letters of recommendation will be 
required.Screening of applications will begin October 25, 2012.For 
further information contact Dr. Kim Slekar, Chair, Biology Education 
Search Committee at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>./JMU is 
an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer, and 
especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons 
with disabilities./