Two Visiting Faculty Positions

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison 
University seeks applications for two 1-year full-time Visiting 
Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor positions, to provide 
instruction for lecture and laboratory courses in the physical and Earth 
sciences. Teaching duties will include introductory and general 
education classes, and may include upper-level undergraduate courses 
based upon each candidate’s relevant experience.We are especially 
interested in candidates with successful teaching experience with 
courses such as physical geology, oceanography, meteorology, and Earth 
system science.

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or be ABD in a geoscience or 
related field at the time of employment.Successful candidates will: (1) 
demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate 
students and (2) provide evidence of their ability to work within a 
collegial scholarly environment. We are very interested in candidates 
who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and 
diverse scholarly environment.

The department has 15 full-time faculty and 2 part-time lecturers, 2 
staff members, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors.Degree options 
include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology 
and in Geophysics.Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation 
in core geoscience disciplines, field study, and undergraduate 
research.More about the department can be found at

JMU is a comprehensive public university with over 19,000 undergraduate 
and 1,800 graduate students. For 19 consecutive years, JMU has been 
ranked as a top public, masters-level university in the South. Located 
in Harrisonburg, Virginia, JMU is approximately 130 miles southwest of 
Washington, D.C. in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the 
Appalachians and Shenandoah National Park, Harrisonburg is known for its 
livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings. 
Harrisonburg is a diverse community, with over 50 languages represented 
in excellent K-12 public schools, an annual international festival and a 
wide variety of restaurants and shops.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal 
background investigation.

To apply, complete an electronic application at 
**, posting number**0407728, where candidates 
must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of 
teaching philosophy that includes documentation or examples of teaching, 
and names and addresses of three references. If you have any questions 
regarding the position, please contact Dr. Eric Pyle, 
(*[log in to unmask]*), Search Committee Chair.**

Screening of applicants will begin on January 13^th , 2017; applications 
will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Salary is 
commensurate with experience, limited to final rank specifications.

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.

Eric J. Pyle, PhD, FGS
Professor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science
Coordinator, Science Teacher Preparation, College of Science & Mathematics
NSTA Division Director, Preservice Teacher Preparation
James Madison University
MSC 6903
Harrisonburg, VA  22807

540.568.7115 (o)
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