Saturday, October 3, 2015

Two VAPs at James Madison University VA

General Info:James Madison University invites applications for 2 one-year non-tenure track faculty positions beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the rank of Assistant Professor. Each appointment is for one year. The Physics and Astronomy Department has 22 full-time faculty members and approximately 130 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.  
Duties and Responsibilities:The successful candidate will teach introductory physics or physical science for non-science majors. Additional duties may include conducting general physics or introductory electronics laboratories.  
Qualifications:The Physics and Astronomy Department seeks candidates with an earned Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. A demonstrated interest and ability in teaching courses relevant to the position is required.  
Special instructions to applicants (This field includes all additional documents to be mailed as well as the mailing address):Please attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and statement of your research goals as Other Document #1.

The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.  
Org Name:100032-Physics Department  
Posting date:10-02-2015  
Review date:01-04-2016  
Closing date:Open Until Filled
Proposed Starting Date:08-25-2016  
Position Status:Full Time  
Is this a JMU Only position? (If yes, only current employees of James Madison University are eligible to apply):No  
Is this a grant-funded position?No  
Application Types Accepted:Faculty Profile  
Reasonable Accommodation Request:If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-6728 You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.  
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