Center for Faculty Innovation

Call for Faculty Associates: Organizational Development

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please consider joining a dynamic community of educational developers collaborating to create opportunities for professional growth and development at JMU.

Application materials are due September 24, 2021, at 12 PM.

Applications are now being accepted for Faculty Associates in the Organizational Development Area for 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 during the fall and spring semesters. 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.

CFI is committed to working as a team of educational developers that represents diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences. We especially seek applicants committed to advancing inclusivity in educational development programs and spaces pertaining to teaching, scholarship, and career planning.

Candidates will be selected by October 8th, 2021. Positions will begin on a part-time (40-60 hours) basis in fall 2021 and full-time (120 hours) in spring 2022. Faculty Associates will receive a stipend for the fall semester based on candidate availability. In the spring semester, Faculty Associates receive a course release (negotiated with the academic unit head) or a $3,600 stipend for their contributions to the CFI.

Organizational Development Area

The CFI invites applications from faculty who have an interest in leading/organizing center level initiatives. This may include planning and organizing workshops and sessions for May Symposium, developing joint programming with CFI partners, assisting with the strategic planning process, contributing to CFI research and assessment, and other projects assigned by the Executive Director. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to multiple initiatives.


Application Materials

  1. Cover letter, indicating relevant experience and/or interest, including the candidate’s experience working and contributing to diverse professional environments.
  2. Current curriculum vita.
  3. Letter of nomination (generally nominations are provided by peers or administrators with knowledge of your work and strengths as a faculty member).
  4. 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 by September 24, 2021, at 12:00 PM. Ensure that items #3 and #4 are also submitted by September 24, 2021, at 12:00 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 positions may be directed to:

Gilpatrick Hornsby ( ) – Interim Executive Director

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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