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Director, Center for Economic Education

Employer
James Madison University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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James Madison University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Center for Economic Education (https://www.jmu.edu/cob/centers/center-for-economic-education/index.shtml). This job includes appointment to the Department of Economics faculty with the rank of Lecturer. Responsibilities include teaching a two-course load per semester in the Department of Economics and leading the research, outreach and service missions of the Center. The Center’s overall mission is “to promote economic literacy in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,” and it accomplishes this mission through a variety of programs. The Center’s outreach program is a sponsored program of Your Economic Success (YES), an independent 501©(3) that funds the salary and benefits of an associate director for program in the Center, charged with delivering workshops and other professional development opportunities to local school systems.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties of the Director include:

  • Serving as an instructional faculty member in the Department of Economics, typically teaching two large sections of Principles of Economics per semester (60-80 students per section)
  • Supervising the outreach programs of the Center and relationships with participating local school systems
  • Conducting a program of publication in economic education, to include lesson plans and other economic education-related materials
  • Maintaining professional qualification as required for AACSB International accreditation by the College of Business
  • Maintaining a good relationship with local economic education constituencies, including particularly the Board of Your Economic Success (YES)
  • Directing traditional media, social media and web-based efforts to keep the Center’s program publicly visible
  • Reporting as required to the College of Business, James Madison University and YES
  • Seeking and administering grant funding to support Center operations

 

Qualifications

This is a Renewable Term Agreement (RTA) position and is not tenure-eligible. Requirements include a masters degree in economics or a related field. Experience delivering continuing education to teachers and experience in teaching in K-12 schools and originating economic education classroom materials is desirable.

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. 

 

To apply, go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10134 or visit joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting F1695.

Candidates will complete the application and attach the following documents: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV (including e-mail address, telephone, mailing address) (as “Curriculum Vitae”)
  • Statement of commitment related to diversity, access and inclusion (as “Other Document #1”)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy 
  • Two semesters of relevant student evaluations (if applicable) 
  • Unofficial transcript(s)

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. Anyone with questions about the position is welcome to contact Dr. William Wood at woodwc@jmu.edu . 

 

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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