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College of Science and Mathematics Industry Liaison

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time

College of Science and Mathematics Industry Liaison

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at James Madison University (JMU) is committed to the academic and career success of students housed in the college. We invite applications for an Industrial Liaison who will develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with industry to support the career development of CSM students, increase work-force readiness and relevance of curricula. CSM is comprised of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, as well as collaborative offerings in Biotechnology, Data Analytics, Climate Science, and three Environmental programs. CSM is a vibrant college that places undergraduate student learning as its primary focus in which our students learn by doing. The vast majority of CSM majors participate in a work-based learning experience prior to graduation with the majority of these being undergraduate research within or outside the classroom setting. CSM is deeply committed to student, staff, and faculty diversity, with a focus on enhancing inclusivity and belonging. A state-funded public-private partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and Merck designed to address the workforce needs in the Shenandoah Valley provides a model for the structures we are developing to link CSM students with employers in the region.

The specific job responsibilities of the CSM Industrial Liaison will include:

  • Develop and implement resources and/or activities that prepare CSM students for internships and employment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry professions to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for CSM students and industry partners.
  • Work with CSM faculty and industrial partners to enhance curricula to address the needs of industrial partners and potential employers.
  • Work collaboratively with CSM’s Communications Manager to market CSM programs and activities to industry and industry opportunities to CSM students.
  • Develop and/or coordinate the development of resources and/or activities that provide networking opportunities for CSM students, alumni, and industry.
  • Working collaboratively with CSM personnel including our Student Success Coordinator and Inclusive Excellence Director and Associate Deans for Faculty Support and Development, and Research and Scholarship.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or equivalent experience in industry
  • Demonstration of strong written and oral communication abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple concurrent tasks and stakeholders to meet project goals and deliverable deadlines
  • Evidence of organization, project planning, and time management in complex environments
  • Ability to develop training resources in higher education setting, primarily for undergraduates
  • Experience with cultivating productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders
  • A demonstrated commitment to equitable collaboration
  • Proficiency with office productivity tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) or comparable systems
  • Highly motivated, creative, and independent learner

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience interacting with academic (K-12 and/or postsecondary) institutions and students
  • Experience with event planning and organization
  • Experience with collaborating on grant proposals for external funding

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2253 or go to Review of applications begins 10/6/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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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