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Assistant Professor - Adult Education / Human Resource Development - College of Education

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
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The College of Education (COE) at James Madison University (JMU) is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Adult Education/Human Resource Development in the Learning, Technology and Leadership Education (LTLE) Department. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will serve on a team of highly creative professionals and will be responsible for carrying a 3-3 load consisting of 1 undergraduate and 2 graduate courses per semester relating to the foundations, practices, theory, research and innovations of the field. Academic programs include the undergraduate Human Resource Development (HRD) Minor and graduate Master of Science in Education in Adult Education/Human Resource Development (AHRD). Students come from and move into business, industry, government, consulting, education and higher education environments upon graduation from the program.

The successful candidate will have teaching experience in higher education, leadership experience in education, business, industry, government and/or consulting and experience with designing and teaching in online, hybrid and face-to-face environments in higher education, corporate, and/or government settings. Preferred candidates will have advanced knowledge and skills relating to program evaluation, research methods, international human resource development and evidence of involvement in professional organizations such as AHRD, ATD, eLearning Guild, ODNetwork, ISPI, AERA, etc.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will supervise graduate research in the areas of adult education and human resource development; maintain a program of scholarly research and publication; provide department, college, university, community and professional service; and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Adult Education/Human Resource Development or a closely related specialization. Experience teaching in higher education, work with both traditional and nontraditional students, and a record of scholarly activity is preferred.

The AHRD program is part of Learning, Technology & Leadership Education in the College of Education at James Madison University. In addition to LTLE, the College of Education houses 4 other departments: Early, Elementary and Reading Education, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (EFEX), Middle, Secondary and Math Education (MSME), and Military Science. The COE is deeply committed to diversity in a pluralistic and democratic society, and encourages applications from individuals who have broad experiences living, learning, and teaching in diverse contexts. The COE actively seeks applications from individuals who bring experiences in promoting equity, access, and inclusion in learning, workplace, and community settings.

James Madison University is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Just two hours from Washington, D.C., JMU's 785-acre campus is situated in the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, a safe, friendly community with a diverse population of approximately 52,000 where over 60 languages are spoken. Backpacker magazine ranked Harrisonburg a top spot to “beat nature deficit disorder” and for good reason. Outdoor fun is serious business in Harrisonburg, and the neighboring counties. Breathtaking views from Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive, or the panoramic view visible from Reddish Knob, are well-known treasures in the JMU community.

JMU combines the best of research-based universities and small liberal arts institutions. Our professors care about learners' well-being beyond the learning space, and we engage in socially responsible research. We fully embody our mission, “Being the Change, living lives that impact society.” JMU ranks No. 2 in top public schools in the South – U.S. News & World Report, 2018; Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” – Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2016; and No. 2 master's institution for study abroad participation – Institute of International Education, 2012/13.

The successful candidate will engage in: effective graduate and undergraduate teaching and related activities that align to professional standards; scholarship and service activities that innovate while also sustaining the program and perpetuating the field; and meaningful collaborations within and across JMU colleges and departments, and in the larger world.


Required Qualifications:

- Earned doctorate in Adult Education/Human Resource Development, or a closely related field, by the time of employment

- Experience in the design, delivery, implementation and evaluation of technology-based training programs within industry and higher education teaching experience

- Ability to work well with traditional and non-traditional students

- Effective communication and team collaboration skills, with a demonstrated commitment to collegiality

- Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and professional service

- Ability to take the initiative, innovate, advocate, and provide leadership


Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience designing and teaching online courses

- Experience designing e-learning programs

- Experience advising college students

- Experience working with diverse learner populations

- Experience effectively teaching, learning, and innovating with technology

- Experiences that reflect a sensitivity to, and advocacy for, the needs of diverse learners


To apply go to http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4465 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1240. Candidates will complete the faculty profile and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Noorie Brantmeier or Professor Randy Snow, Search Committee Co-Chairs, at brantmnk@jmu.edu or snowrs@jmu.edu. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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 or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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