Academic Unit Head (Department Head) - Philosophy and Religion
Department of Philosophy and Religion, James Madison University
|Job category||Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar|
|Location||Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States|
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Academic Unit Head (Department Head) at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin July 2022. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment with a 1-1 teaching load and consideration of tenure upon appointment. We seek a collaborative and dynamic colleague to join our department of 24 full-time faculty. Candidates may specialize in the academic study of Philosophy or Religion.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall, the position requires strong communication skills, the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities, and the ability to build effective relationships within the Department and across the University. The Academic Unit Head reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and serves as a key member of the College of Arts and Letters Executive Committee.
Successful candidates will demonstrate: (1) an active commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic freedom; (2) a collaborative leadership style that involves working with colleagues both within and beyond the academic unit; (3) robust competency in communication and interpersonal problem solving; (4) the ability to articulate an ambitious, future-oriented vision for the future of the Department that includes attracting diverse new faculty and students to the program; (5) the ability to support faculty teaching and research in a variety of subfields; (6) the ability to lead program priorities, manage enrollments, and effectively advocate for the Department.
Go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10092 or visit joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1693. Review of completed applications will begin on October 29, 2021. The interview process will begin in early November 2021 with the goal of closing the search late January 2022/early February 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please address any questions to Liam Buckley, search committee chair ([email protected]).
James Madison University is 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. 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.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10092|
|Hard deadline||February 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST|
|Contact name||Liam Buckley|
|Time created||October 11, 2021, 7:38pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST|
|Last updated||October 11, 2021, 7:38pm UTC|
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