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].


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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