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Integrative Arts Cohort Hire of 11 Positions

James Madison University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Integrative Arts Cohort Hire of 11 Positions, College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a cohort hire comprising eleven positions.

These positions constitute an integrative arts cohort hire. We conceive of integrative arts as combining artistic and/or disciplinary perspectives and/or practices around contemporary issues. This may include—but is not limited to—cross- inter-, multi-, and/or trans-disciplinary work. Our cohort will collaborate to develop courses, curricula, and research agendas that promote integrative arts and design practices and advance justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access (viewed through lenses that may include, but are not limited to culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexuality, and/or veteran status). These individuals will complement and expand CVPA strengths in anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy, artmaking, arts and technology, community engagement, culturally-sustaining practice, design justice, design thinking, educator preparation, entrepreneurial thinking, and design- or arts-based research.

Cohort members will have primary appointments in one of the college’s three academic units (i.e., Art, Design, and Art History; Music; Theatre and Dance) most aligned with their disciplinary focus. Their work will be supported with a biennial course release to collaborate with cohort colleagues and interested current faculty members to develop integrative arts courses that enroll students within and beyond their academic unit.

With over 100 full-time faculty and 1,200 full-time majors, CVPA brings together Schools of Art, Design, and Art History (SADAH); Music (SOM); and Theatre and Dance (STAD). CVPA also houses the Office of Creative Propulsion, which supports students and faculty in ideating, launching, and refining arts- and/or design-based efforts that reimagine and disrupt traditional practices, stretch and break artistic boundaries, and promote more equitable and inclusive opportunities for meaningful arts/design engagement. CVPA believes that equity, access, and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity—in the stories we represent, students we serve, and audiences we engage—is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary arts and design practice. CVPA, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability. Across its units, CVPA is committed to empowering students to act boldly, justly, and inclusively to create their own unique path.

Teaching responsibilities could include introductory, upper-division undergraduate, studio, laboratory, and graduate instruction. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to develop and teach one or more integrative arts courses for undergraduate students, and/or engage with undergraduate or graduate student researchers. Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain an active research program that is appropriate to their discipline. Collaboration with other cohort members and/or faculty beyond CVPA is expected.

Applicants will have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, and the potential for vibrant, collaborative teaching and scholarship at our primarily undergraduate institution. Consideration may be given to ABDs at the advanced dissertation stage who exhibit particularly compelling records. Unless otherwise indicated in the position-specific required qualifications for each position, applicants with extensive professional experience in lieu of a relevant terminal degree may be considered, with the expectation that any successful candidate not holding a terminal degree must complete a relevant terminal degree prior to achieving tenure.

 For further details regarding each posting (including additional position-specific qualifications) and to apply, please see the relevant job ad in each discipline posted on JMU’s JobLink site:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art: Architectural Design (two positions)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance: Dance and Technology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance: Non-Eurocentric Contemporary Forms and Techniques

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music: Jazz Piano

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music: Music Education

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music: Music Theory

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre: Acting/Performance

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre: Musical Theatre

Lecturer in Art: Graphic Design

Lecturer in Theatre: Sound Design


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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