James Madison University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

655 20808Position ID: JMU-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#20808, EDScohort]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: 2022/10/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/23)
Position Description:    

James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for an exciting collaborative environmental data science cohort hire. The cohort hires will consist of four tenure-track faculty at rank of assistant or associate professor who will work collaboratively across disciplines to develop undergraduate curricula and research programs at the intersection of data science, climate science, and environmental analytics. One or more of the four positions could be teacher-scholar post-doctoral appointments. Successful candidates will possess the expertise, creative ability, interdisciplinary problem-solving skills, and team-oriented work ethic to establish James Madison University as a home for environmental data science curricula and research. Given that many of the challenges facing the environment differentially affect particular populations of humans, a critical component of this cohort would be the integration of social justice into curricula and research initiatives.

Successful candidates will have primary appointments in an academic unit most aligned with their disciplinary focus. These include Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), as well as Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, and Integrated Science and Technology in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE). At least two of the appointments will be in the academic unit of Mathematics and Statistics and would be involved in the development of a data science program at JMU. Teaching responsibilities could include introductory and upper division undergraduate courses, laboratory courses, and graduate courses. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate an ability to develop and teach one or more courses on databases and data structures.

Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain an active research program involving students. Collaboration with other cohort hires and faculty in other fields is expected. Qualifications: Applicants will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or field, and the potential for vibrant, collaborative teaching and scholarship at our primarily undergraduate institution. Consideration will be given to ABDs at the advanced dissertation stage that exhibit particularly compelling records. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

To apply for the position, go to JMU Joblink (https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/12786) and reference posting number F1973. For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Steven Whitmeyer (email: whitmesj@jmu.edu). Screening of applicants will begin on Oct. 17, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
MSC 1911
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Web Page: https://www.jmu.edu/mathstat/index.shtml