*Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education*

*Assistant or Associate Professor*

*Grades 6-12 Science Educator*

The Department of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education at James 
Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position 
beginning Fall 2018.

*Qualifications*:The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate 
in science education or a closely related field. Degree should be 
conferred by August 2018. In addition, the applicant should possess at 
least three years of teaching American public-school science at the 
middle or high school level or comparable experience, and demonstrated 
use of instructional technology to facilitate science learning and 
teaching.Priority will be given to candidates possessing at least an 
undergraduate degree in a science discipline; conducting science-related 
research; and focusing on diversity, equity, and social justice issues 
in teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Applicants should provide 
evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarship potential, and the 
potential to work collaboratively with colleagues in the College of 
Education, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of 
Integrated Science and Engineering, as well as those in public schools. 
Experience supporting candidates’ development of the Teacher Work Sample 
or similar capstone project is also preferred.

*Duties:*Expertise is needed to teach and advise undergraduate and 
Master’s level students for initial teacher licensure programs. The 
successful candidate will teach pre-service teacher education candidates 
in courses related to middle and high school science, educational 
research methods, the Teacher Work Sample, or other related 
areas.Supervision of practicum students and student teachers is 
expected.Successful candidates will engage in professional service and 
appropriate scholarship activities as well as collaboration within and 
across JMU colleges and departments.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and 
qualifications. All applicants interested in this position must apply 
online at <>. The electronic 
application should include a cover letter explaining the candidate’s 
suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, 
addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails of three professional references.

Review of candidates begins 12/1/2017 and will continue until the 
position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Eric 
Carbaugh, search chair: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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 
over 20,000. The university is committed to innovative and superlative 
teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the 
quality of its academic programs. Teacher education has been a primary 
focus of the institution since its inception. The College of Education 
offers bachelors and masters degrees and is the leading institution for 
teacher preparation in Virginia.

James Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access 
employer and especially encourages applications from women, minorities 
and persons with disabilities.

About the Area - JMU is located in Harrisonburg, a city of approximately 
50,000 in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is a 
two-hour drive from Richmond, VA and Washington, DC, and one hour from 
Charlottesville, VA. 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, respectively.

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

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