Assistant / Associate Professor - School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

James Madison University announces the availability of a tenure-track, assistant/associate faculty position in the School of Strategic Leadership Studies (SSLS) beginning Fall 2021.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty in SSLS have teaching responsibilities in the Ph.D. in the Strategic Leadership Program, and the new faculty member would be integral in the delivery of core requirements as well as electives related to nonprofit leadership & accountability, civil society, governance, and philanthropy & resource development. SSLS is seeking candidates who specialize in nonprofit and community leadership with preference for individuals with the capacity to also teach quantitative methodologies. SSLS faculty members also have responsibilities in: dissertation supervision and dissertation committee work; doctoral student advising; externship relationship & placement; engaging in and overseeing research projects; presenting at academic conferences; publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals and , individually and with students; assisting with curriculum and instruction decisions; and engaging in community service.


In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, the position will also be responsible for student advising, supervising student research projects and dissertation committees, and external funding.



All applicants must possess an earned doctorate in an area related to nonprofit leadership and civil society, public leadership, or administration & policy. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the capability to supervise quantitative research in their respective area; superior oral communication skills; and the willingness and enthusiasm to collaborate in the implementation of an innovative, cross-disciplinary doctoral program.


Preference will be given to those candidates with the following: an ability to design, develop, deliver, and assess innovative curricula; teaching experience; and a background of guiding doctoral student research projects. The position should bring expertise in quantitative measures of social impact and data science skills with preference for candidates with knowledge in Python, machine learning, web scraping, inferential and multivariate statistics and advanced uses of R packages.


To apply:

All candidates must apply for this position using JMU’s on-line job application system. To apply, visit or go to and reference posting number F1578.


Candidates will complete the application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter. In addition to articulating interest and qualifications, this document must include a discussion of the candidate’s contributions or potential contributions to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university.
  • Curriculum Vitae (including e-mail address, telephone, mailing address and including contact information for three references)
  • Statement of Philosophy about Leadership Studies (Other Document #1)
  • Statement describing research and scholarship interests (Other Document #2)
  • Names of five references with titles, addresses, business and home phone numbers and email addresses (Other Document #3) Each reference will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.


Please DO NOT send “paper” application packets or supplemental materials; all application materials must be submitted on-line. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Margaret F. Sloan, All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal history check.


James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer 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, 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.

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