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Author Topic: Three Tenure Track Jobs at JMU  (Read 2194 times)
Mike Davis
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« on: September 11, 2014, 08:52:48 AM »

Not debate related, but if you know people who are interested please encourage them to apply:

General Info: The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for three tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin August 25, 2015, contingent on funding.

We seek persons who can bring innovative teaching, engaged scholarship, and practical experiences to the classroom and can add to the intellectual climate of the school. Applicants must have experience teaching the basic course and be willing to teach it as well as research methods courses (quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical). One successful applicant will be able to teach rhetorical criticism and/or critical methodologies at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

James Madison University is a growing university of over 20,000 students, and is ranked as the number two public, regional university in the South in the annual poll conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its "Best Colleges" guidebook. JMU has earned national recognition for its outstanding first-year experiences, learning communities, international study abroad programs, and service learning.

The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities, and is comprised of faculty who present a diverse range of communication training and research. Undergraduate students leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences, and a cultivated appreciation of human communication. The school also offers the M.A. in Communication and Advocacy.

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a Main Street Community of nearly 50,000 in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, about 25 minutes from Shenandoah National Park. It is approximately 1 hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, and 3 hours from the Chesapeake Bay. More information can be found at,, and

We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School and the development of a College of Communication, Information and Media. The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.

Duties and Responsibilities: We seek teacher-scholars with expertise in one or more of the following undergraduate areas of concentration: advocacy studies, cultural communication, environmental communication, health communication, organizational communication and public relations. Successful applicants will complement the strengths of existing faculty.

Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continuing or promising scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and ability to secure external funding, develop cross-disciplinary work, and contribute to graduate education.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are urged to submit completed applications online as soon as possible at where they can complete the faculty profile and upload the following information: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts as "Other Document #1," student evaluations as "Other Document #2," and names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (whom we will contact directly to upload a letter of recommendation).

Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Carlos Aleman, Search Committee Chair,

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