The Biology Department currently has several employment opportunities. Please see below for more details
Human Anatomy (multiple positions)
James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.
The biology department at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in human anatomy, to start August 2014. Associate rank may be considered for an experienced candidate with demonstrated scholarly productivity and exceptional teaching abilities. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required, with post-doctoral experience preferred. Teaching responsibilities will focus on anatomy courses within the department: a large, lower division undergraduate anatomy course, possible upper level biology majors courses and graduate level cadaver-based anatomy courses. Applicants must show evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills, including familiarity with instructional technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program involving undergraduates and master’s students. Preference will be given to candidates whose research exhibits potential for collaboration with current faculty.
To apply, please visit: https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1381075751167. Use this site to submit a 1-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level for two Renewable Term faculty positions beginning Fall 2014. Hiring will be for 9-month (Fall-Spring) appointments. Our student-focused department seeks candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Successful candidates will also demonstrate facility with instructional technology and an interest in collaborative teaching and course-design. A Ph.D. in biology, or appropriate doctoral degree related to biology, and graduate level training in human anatomy are required. Teaching responsibilities will focus on undergraduate human anatomy and human physiology and may include graduate human anatomy. Scholarly activity in anatomy or teaching and learning is expected. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, student mentoring and departmental, college, and university service.
To apply, please visit : https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1381075751167. Use this site to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 31st and continue until the positions are filled.
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 2014. Candidates must have a Bachelors and Masters in Biology/Life Science and an earned doctorate in the same or in Science Education. Candidates must also demonstrate strong disciplinary content knowledge in the biological sciences and model research-based best practices in discipline-specific content courses that include pedagogical practices in the K-12 teacher preparation curriculum. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to develop a primary research focus in teaching and learning and sustain an externally funded research program through scholarly activities that integrate undergraduate research experiences. 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, 2) can develop communication and out-reach programs to local, state, and regional localities in K-12 bioscience education and 3) have demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate biology majors and/or pre-service teachers.
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan as part of an electronic application created at https://joblink.jmu.edu. Three letters of recommendation will be required. Screening of applications will begin November 4, 2013. For further information contact either Dr. Kerry Cresawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kim Slekar at email@example.com.
The Biology Department at James Madison University (JMU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research-Teaching position in the laboratory of Jonathan Monroe at James Madison University beginning August 2013. This position is funded through a Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the NSF. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in plant molecular biology and be seeking a career at a predominantly undergraduate institution. The research involves investigating the functions of a family of beta-amylases in Arabidopsis using expressed proteins, T-DNA insertion mutants and measurements of starch metabolism. Experience with protein-protein interactions is desirable. In addition to gaining experience in mentoring undergraduate researchers, the postdoc will also undertake some classroom and laboratory teaching in a sophomore-level Cell and Molecular Biology course and in an upper-level course fitting the background of the postdoc. Travel support is available to attend the national conferences of ASPB and the Council on Undergraduate Research. This position is offered for one year, with the option to extend one additional year.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, list of three professional references, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of research and teaching experiences as part of an electronic application created at https://joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0404966. Salary: $40,000. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. For more information contact Jonathan Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 568-6649, and visit: http://www.jmu.edu/biology/employment.shtml.
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. The Biology Department at JMU is housed in a new Bioscience building that opened Fall 2012. Additional information on the department can be found at http://www.jmu.edu/biology.
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.
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, respectively.