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Nursing Faculty, Tenure-Track - Adult Health and/or Community Health

James Madison University
Harrisonburg City, VA
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Sep 23, 2022

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Nursing Faculty, Tenure-Track - Adult Health and/or Community Health

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Instructional Faculty - Full Time

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Full Time

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

100058 - School of Nursing

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Commensurate with Experience

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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
James Madison University (JMU) School of Nursing invites applications for applications for this 10-month full-time appointment that will begin on vs preferred start date of August 25, 2023. The School of Nursing (SON), offers CCNE accredited Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice programs. Teaching responsibilities will focus on BSN undergraduate program needs. Three years of recent practice or teaching experience in adult health and/or community nursing is required. Experience teaching in higher education is preferred. Additional professional or teaching experience related to the core competencies for nursing education is desired.

JMU is a comprehensive state university offering 76 undergraduate, 53 masters, and 8 doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, 2 hours from both Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA, JMU is recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as the most recommended public university in the U.S as well as the most innovative university in the South. The School of Nursing enjoys many opportunities for interprofessional and community partnerships. For more information, visit

The College of Heath and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) is working to identify and dismantle oppressive racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a CHBS culture in which every member can flourish. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments. Join us in achieving our goal of continuing to grow as a diverse college that embodies an atmosphere of belonging.

In alignment with CHBS, the School of Nursing (SON) stands against injustice and systemic racism in all its forms. As nurses we have a responsibility to act with empathy and inclusiveness to reduce inequities. We pledge to respond against discrimination, violence, and racism with advocacy and collective action.

The SON commits to engage with communities, locally and globally, through inclusive, dynamic, and innovative nursing education, practice and scholarship to create health equity.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who have similar beliefs and values with a commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments. Consider joining us in achieving our goal of becoming a diverse school that embodies an environment of belonging.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities for the position include teaching, scholarship and professional, community, and/or university service. This position requires in person teaching in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings and other teaching duties in the BSN program primarily related to adult health and/or community nursing populations with opportunities to teach core competencies for nursing education anticipated.

This position is a Tenure-Track position. Successful applicants will be assigned the rank of assistant professor or associate professor based upon their qualifications.

Qualifications for this position include the following: A minimum of a Master's Degree in Nursing, a Doctorate in nursing or related discipline is preferred. Three or more years of recent experience in practice or teaching in adult health and/or community nursing is required. Experience teaching in higher education is preferred. Additional professional or teaching experience related to the core competencies for nursing education is desired.

Other requirements include RN registration and eligibility for Virginia nursing license. The faculty of the School of Nursing is committed to the JMU core value of diversity, equity and inclusivity and therefore seeks candidates who are committed to contributing to building an equitable and inclusive environment.

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.

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EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer 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, 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 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

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.

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Additional Posting Information
Candidates must complete the JobLink application and attach a cover letter, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and three professional references.

The cover letter must include:
Areas of research or scholarly interest
Teaching experience
Teaching philosophy

Additionally, please include a separate document (uploaded as "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement") addressing:A diversity statement that informs your past, current, and future commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and research, and/or your clinical practice; how you have worked to promote inclusive excellence in your previous positions; and how your experience and knowledge will contribute to a culture of belonging in the JMU SON.

Contact information for three professional references will be requested as part of the application.

For questions, contact Lisa Carmines, Chair, Search Committee, School of Nursing, MSC 4305, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (
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