James Madison University-Assistant Professor

James Madison University-Assistant Professor

The Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU) invites applicants to join our community and support our project-intensive undergraduate engineering curriculum. We are seeking to hire one Assistant Professor of Practice, a renewable non-tenure track position, to start in August 2024.

The JMU Department of Engineering is a community of educators striving to enable its diverse faculty, staff, and students to achieve broad successes in teaching and learning, scholarship and entrepreneurship, and service to others. The department offers an ABET-accredited BS degree in engineering. Anchored in the liberal arts through the university’s general education program, JMU’s engineering major is characterized by experiential learning of engineering as an intradisciplinary practice. The vision of the department is to nurture project-ready engineers who know how to make things happen, an approach recognized in national rankings and networks for engineering education. The department currently has 14 full-time faculty members representing many different engineering disciplines, five support staff, and approximately 500 students. Its strengths include dedicated faculty and staff, an engaged and invested student body and alumni, strong administrative and lab support, and well-equipped laboratories and design studios. JMU prizes collaboration among academic units and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary, team-based teaching and scholarship, with a strong focus on undergraduate research opportunities. More information about the department may be found at https://www.jmu.edu/cise/engineering/.

Our department is situated in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE), which implements inclusive practices. More information about the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can be found at https://www.jmu.edu/cise/diversity-inclusion/index.shtml.

Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek to expand our department with an Assistant Professor of Practice who will support our mission by teaching undergraduate engineering courses in the areas of mechanics, circuits, and/or management.

The position is a ten-month, renewable appointment and is eligible for promotion. Although the position is primarily focused on teaching, there is opportunity for scholarship, professional development, and service to the department, college, and university.


Successful candidates will have a Master’s plus five years’ experience, Ph.D., or expect completion of their Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field by the anticipated start date. Preference will be given to candidates with:

• engineering degrees

• engineering teaching experience

• industrial experience in engineering

Additional preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate potential to emerge as agile and adaptive educators with capability to teach throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

To learn more and to apply, go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting F2360 or go to https://apptrkr.com/4871640 . Review of applications begins 1/15/2024. 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.