Assistant / Associate Professor – Intercultural, Transdisciplinary and Curriculum Renewal Specialist

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

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Job description

The College of Education at James Madison University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track position beginning Fall 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Expertise is needed to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students and practicing teachers preparing for or licensed as a middle or secondary teacher. The successful applicant may teach courses related to:

  • Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
  • International Exchange and Collaboration
  • Differentiation of Instruction
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Big Data Analyses for School Improvement
  • Evidence Gathering & Analysis
  • Developing & Sustaining K-12 Partnerships
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Diversity, Equity, and Cross-Cultural Competency

Supervision of practicum students, student teachers, and other clinical/field-based experiences is expected.


The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in Middle and Secondary Education/Curriculum and Instruction or a closely-related field of study. The degree should be conferred by August, 2018. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of U.S. middle or secondary public school teaching experience. The applicant must also have recent experience collaborating with middle- and secondary-level schools and with colleagues in the middle/secondary content disciplines. The ideal applicant is one who has been recognized as a distinguished teacher/advisor/mentor.

Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience/competence in the following areas:

  • International teaching, service, or exchange/engagement
  • Leading and/or supporting study abroad programs
  • A professional agenda of teaching, scholarship, inquiry, and/or service focused on equity, diversity, poverty, and social justice issues
  • Teaching Research Design and Methods
  • Conducting big data analyses for school improvement
  • Teaching courses in Gifted Education
  • Teaching Differentiation of Instruction

The following are included as other areas of interest desired of the successful applicant:

  • Poverty Studies
  • State, Legislative, and/or Professional Association Policy Analysis/Development

Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarship and the ability to work collaboratively in partnership with colleagues in the College of Education, the Center for Global Engagement and across other university colleges and centers, as well as those in public schools.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

How to apply

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James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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