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Tenure Track Position: James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership

  • 1.  Tenure Track Position: James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership

    Posted 02-19-2024 08:12

    The School of Strategic Leadership Studies in the College of Business at James Madison University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position. This open position is for the level of assistant professor. The start date is Fall 2024.

    Faculty in SSLS have research and teaching responsibilities within the Strategic Leadership Ph.D. program, and the faculty member would be integral in the delivery of core leadership and statistics requirements. SSLS is seeking candidates with the demonstrated capacity to teach quantitative statistical methods commonly used in the social sciences, specifically those techniques common to leadership research. In addition to teaching core and elective courses within the School, the faculty member will engage in research, scholarship, and service obligations within the School and field.

    All applicants must possess an earned doctorate and demonstrate strong proficiency in research design, methods, and statistics used in quantitative-based leadership research. Areas of proficiency include but are not limited to: measurement and psychometrics, program design and evaluation, and univariate and multivariate inferential statistical procedures (e.g., regression). Successful candidates for this position will have a strong desire and ability to teach quantitative research methodology courses to PhD students of diverse levels of preparedness. In addition to quantitative methodology courses, a variety of graduate courses in leadership are available for teaching. Supervision of dissertations as a committee chair, methodologist, or member is a critical component of faculty responsibilities.

    Preference will be given to those candidates with the following: capability to teach and supervise quantitative research; demonstrated research interest in leadership; ability to design, develop, deliver, and assess innovative curricula; commitment to providing exemplary instruction for a diverse student population; experience with teaching graduate students and/or adult learners; understanding of critical research perspectives; experience supervising graduate research or managing research projects, such as funded projects or graduate lab management assistantships; superior oral communication skills; the willingness and enthusiasm to collaborate in the implementation of a cross-disciplinary doctoral leadership program; proficiency with SEM and HLM; and knowledge of SPSS, Python, machine learning, web scraping, and/or R packages.

    All candidates must apply for this position using JMU's online job application system (https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14896). Candidates will complete the application and attach the following documents:

    ·         Cover letter articulating interest and qualifications.

    ·         A Statement of Inclusive Excellence that addresses and integrates the applicant's efforts towards diversity in all forms seen and unseen, equity, inclusion and/or justice within the applicant's workplace activities. The statement should not focus on personal values and personal experiences, but rather on actions and experiences as they relate to inclusivity in the workplace.

    ·         Curriculum Vitae

    ·         Statement of philosophy about leadership (including intercultural) & leadership studies (uploaded to JobLink under Other Document #1)

    ·         Statement of teaching philosophy

    ·         Statement describing research and scholarship (uploaded to JobLink under Other Document #2)

    ·         Contact information for three references

    Please DO NOT send "paper" application packets or supplemental materials; all application materials must be submitted online. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Adam Vanhove at vanhovaj@jmu.edu. We will begin reviewing applications March 11, 2024.

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    Adam Vanhove
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg VA