Center for Faculty Innovation

Call for Faculty Associates: Scholarship and Teaching at Center for Faculty Innovation

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:01 AM - 5:00 PM

Please consider joining a dynamic, innovative team of instructional faculty who are dedicated to enhancing academic culture at JMU.

Application materials are due by March 1, 2017, at 5 PM.

Click here for an application instructions or read below.

Applications are now being accepted for Faculty Associate – Scholarship Area and Faculty Associate – Teaching Area positions in the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI). The CFI works to enhance academic culture by encouraging excellence in teaching, scholarship, and career planning for JMU faculty. CFI Faculty Associates are full-time, 10-month JMU instructional faculty who receive a course release or stipend. Joining a diverse and collaborative team for up to three academic years, Faculty Associates contribute substantially to the creation, delivery, and evaluation of programs that support the development of JMU faculty. In addition to the specific qualifications detailed below, all applicants must be interested in university faculty development, well organized, and willing to work collaboratively on team-based initiatives.

Scholarship Area Faculty Associates

The CFI's Scholarship Area encourages applications from faculty who have interest in and/or experience working on initiatives involving the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) or engagement (SoE), grant writing, undergraduate research, scholarly writing programs, scholarly skill development, consultations, and/or research methodology (including qualitative and mixed methods). Respecting the diversity of scholarship that JMU faculty engage in, the CFI offers inclusive, evidence-based enrichment opportunities. Scholarship programs create a vibrant community of scholars engaged in mindful, scholarly pursuits, both individually and collectively. Ideal candidates will be accomplished practitioners whose scholarship experiences align with one or more of the areas indicated above. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to multiple initiatives. Read more about the Scholarship Area. Read more about the Scholarship Area.

Teaching Area Faculty Associates

The CFI’s Teaching Area invites applications from faculty who have interest in and/or experience with course or curriculum design (especially jmuDESIGN), innovative classroom spaces (especially EPIC), and/or on-demand professional development opportunities (e.g., webinars). The Teaching Area is committed to offering a rich and responsive array of programming designed to encourage, foster, and support JMU faculty’s growth as teachers. We encourage applicants who possess knowledge of evidence-based pedagogies, awareness of trends and innovations in teaching and learning, strong administrative skills, an ability to manage complex projects, experience with the teaching initiatives supported by the CFI, and, most importantly, a commitment to their own professional development. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to multiple initiatives. Read more about the Teaching Area. Read more about the Teaching Area.

Candidates will be selected by April 1, 2017. Positions may begin on a part-time basis in the summer or full-time in the fall. Faculty Associates receive a course release per academic semester (negotiated with the academic unit head) or a $3,000 stipend for their contributions to the CFI.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter, indicating relevant experience and/or interest.
  • Current curriculum vita.
  • Letter of nomination (generally nominations are provided by peers or administrators with knowledge of your work and strengths as a faculty member).
  • Endorsement statement from your Academic Unit Head (AUH). Endorsements need only indicate support and can take the following form:

"I support ___________________'s application for the position of CFI Faculty Associate.
Name: __________Title: ___________"

Application Process

  • Submit items #1 and #2 to cfi@jmu.edu by March 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM. Include subject heading to indicate the position you are applying for (ex. Faculty Associate Teaching Area, Your Name).
  • Ensure that items #3 and #4 are also submitted by March 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM. For cases in which the AUH is also the nominator, the AUH should submit each document separately, but may supply both as part of the same email. 

Questions about the particular positions may be directed to:
Ed Brantmeier (brantmej@jmu.edu) – Scholarship Area
Emily Gravett (graveteo@jmu.edu) – Teaching Area

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