James Madison University

James Madison University

General Education Adjunct Faculty

United States

Closing in 80 days

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title General Education Adjunct Faculty

Position Number 2048 Posting Number F2177 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Part Time Position Status Part Time College/Division School of Professional & Continuing Education Department 100066 - Professional & Continuing Education Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

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. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information

Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) is seeking highly motivated individuals to join the unit as part-time instructors to teach 100% remote courses in the General Education program completed as part of the Adult Degree Program (ADP). The ADP is an interdisciplinary program designed specifically for adult students to complete the Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) undergraduate degree.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are sought for asynchronous, fully online courses in multiple fields, including but not limited to: human communication, composition, global history, literature, math/quantitative literacy, natural sciences, and wellness.

Available sections to teach starting fall 2023 with potential to continue. Fall, spring, and summer sessions will vary based on enrollment needs, and pay will be based on enrollment numbers.

Successful Candidates will:

  • Develop an appropriate syllabus.
  • Provide an inclusive learning environment that supports adult student success.
  • Maintain school-determined virtual office hours per week for each class.
  • Ensure timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.
  • Lead discussion boards and engage students in relevant discussion and coursework.
  • Partner with Academic Advisors to address student concerns.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.
  • Deliver mid-term and final grades in accordance with the academic calendar.
  • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in distance learning.
  • Completion of a self-paced JMU workshop on online teaching is a condition of employment.


    Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree with at least 18 hours in relevant graduate coursework.
  • Recent online instruction in higher education.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in serving an adult college student population.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate or credential or coursework in online instruction or training from an organization like:
  • Quality Matters
  • Online Learning Consortium
  • LinkedIn
  • Institution of higher education
  • Experience in instruction using the Canvas LMS.
  • Conditions of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 05/10/2023

    Beginning Review Date Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/28/2023 EEO Statement

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

    Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on- campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

    The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically https:// www. jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire- Safety-Report.shtml

    You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

    Minimum Reference(s) Required 3 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14517 Additional Posting Information

    Provide CV and cover letter. Please address in the letter your philosophy of online teaching pedagogy, experience teaching in an online and asynchronous modality, and experiences with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn about this position?
  • Charlottesville Daily Progress
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Diversity.com (Including BlackCareers.org, VeteranJobs.net, AfricanAmericanHires.com, AsianHires.com, WeHireWomen.com, AllHispanicJobs.com, LatinoJobs.org, DisabilityJobs.net, AllLGBTjobs.com, NativeJobs.org, and OverFiftyJobs.com)
  • Employee Referral
  • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Hispanic Outlook
  • Indeed.com
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity
  • JMU Dual Career and Community Resources Program
  • JMU JobLink
  • Job Fair
  • NCAA
  • Northern Virginia Daily
  • Nuevas Raices
  • Radio
  • Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Roanoke Times
  • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
  • VA Jobs Website
  • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
  • Winchester Star
  • Other
  • If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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    General Education Adjunct Faculty


    James Madison University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    August 28, 2023

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