Associate Director of the Learning Centers - Science and Math
James Madison University
October 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
James Madison University (JMU) invites applicants for the position of Associate Director of the Learning Centers – Science and Math. This is a full-time, instructional faculty appointment within the Learning Centers Department at JMU, with the possibility of promotion and tenure in a partnering home department. Responsibilities include teaching, administration and scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vision for supporting STEM learning across disciplines while leading the Science & Math Learning Center (SMLC). The SMLC is currently supported by five full-time instructional faculty representing Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics. The Associate Director of the Learning Centers – Science and Math reports directly to the Executive Director of the Learning Centers.
The Learning Centers Department consists of 6 major programs that support classroom instruction. These programs are the Science & Math Learning Center, the Communication Center, Digital Communication Consulting, English Language Learner Services, Peer-Assisted Study Sessions and the University Writing Center. In 2014, the Centers moved into a 14,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in the center of JMU's campus. The department's 14 faculty members teach in nine different disciplines, provide instruction in the Centers, engage in relevant scholarship and professional development, administer programs and train and mentor more than 100 peer educators. The department is supported by an administrative team of three staff members, providing exceptional support for each of the six programs and individual faculty members. For more information about the Learning Centers, see http://www.jmu.edu/learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership and administrative oversight for the SMLC
Support the Learning Centers Executive Director with day to day and long-term planning
Deliver instruction in the SMLC.
Teach one course per semester in a relevant discipline.
Serve as liaison between the Learning Centers and STEM-related disciplines.
Engage in appropriate scholarly and professional development activities.
Doctoral degree in either Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, STEM Education, or a closely related field.
College teaching experience.
Expertise in pedagogy or STEM education.
Demonstrated success in collaboration.
Experience with college level tutoring or other learning support programs.
Administrative experience within a Learning Center or similar tutoring support program
Assessment and/or program evaluation experience.
Expertise in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Demonstrated potential for leading and mentoring.
To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4249 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1205. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin November 5, 2018. To guarantee full consideration, submit materials by that date. For questions about the position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Paul Mabrey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About James Madison University
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
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