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Adjunct Faculty-Databases and/or Machine Learning and Data Science

James Madison University
Harrisonburg City, VA
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Sep 23, 2022

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Adjunct Faculty-Databases and/or Machine Learning and Data Science

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Instructional Faculty - Part Time

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Part Time

College of Integrated Science and Engineering

100060 - Integrated Science and Technology

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$3,978-$5,000 per course

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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
The School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University seeks a part-time instructor to teach ISAT 340: Database Design, Implementation and Management (Databases, SQL, Web Apps, Flask, HTML) and/or ISAT 341: Machine Learning and Data Science for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Course descriptions are provided below. The primary student audience for both ISAT 340 and 341 are third year Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) majors with one previous course in introductory computer programming using Python. ISAT students engage in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum in which systems thinking is used as a primary methodology to define and find innovative solutions to complex problems. They are adept at working in teams, integrating social and technical systems, and communicating as generalists to diverse audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities
Teach the following two courses within The School of Integrated Sciences for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

ISAT 340: Database Design, Implementation and Management (3 credits)An introduction to database technology as a component of an information system. The course will introduce students to the design of database systems and teach current developments in database theory and practice. Topics include databases, SQL, Web Apps, Flask, and HTML.

ISAT 341: Machine Learning and Data Science (3 credits)Explores the data science and machine learning landscapes by developing and implementing programs capable of learning from data extracted from several knowledge domains. Students will use production ready tools that facilitate model development and deployment to a variety of computing platforms.

A master's degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Teaching and industry experience are highly valued. Applicants should have an interest in teaching the application of technology to benefit society and the use of problem-based approaches to build computation and data science competencies. Interactive pedagogies are facilitated by small class sizes (~20-35 students per section).

Conditions of Employment
This is a part-time position and not eligible for benefits.

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 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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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.

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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

Please provide a cover letter, a CV, and a teaching philosophy statement. In either of these documents, reflect upon your approach to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching practice.

JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit
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