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Assistant Professor in Discipline-Based Educational Research (Biology)

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022
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Assistant Professor in Discipline-Based Educational Research (Biology)

The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER). This is a full-time appointment beginning August, 2023. The Biology Department highly values undergraduate research and mentoring.

The Biology Department at James Madison University currently serves over 1000 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s students. We offer a wide variety of courses for biology majors, general education and pre-health profession majors, including a 4-semester lab-intensive core curriculum. The Department of Biology is housed in the modern 90,000 sq.ft. Bioscience building, with numerous facilities to support the scholarly and educational pursuits of faculty and students.

The department is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that will allow us to recruit and retain a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students; The successful candidate will be expected to adopt these principles in their teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and service to the institution.

Please visit our web site at for more information about the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this position is expected to develop a productive, externally-funded research program in biology education or science education that engages students. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with research experience and/or interests relating to equity and inclusion in college science and assessment. The successful candidate will join a thriving community of more than 50 biologists with broad sub-disciplinary diversity and will be expected to contribute to teaching a course in introductory biology as well as upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses related to their area of specialization. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can teach undergraduate-level or graduate-level organismal courses that would complement current offerings and/or courses that support the department’s commitment to K-16 science education.


A Ph.D. in biology, biology education, or a relevant field is required at the time of appointment with teaching experience at the college/university level and/or postdoctoral experience preferred; and we seek candidates with knowledge of and demonstrated experience in employing inclusive student-centered instruction willing to engage in a collaborative teaching and research environment to contribute to the academic program of the unit. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s continuing efforts and process relating to building equity and inclusion in science education to promote the success and retention of all students.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2030 or go to Review of applications begins 11/19/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. For more Information, please contact Joseph Harsh (

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.

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