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Job Posting: Academic Unit Head, Department of Management at James Madison University

  • 1.  Job Posting: Academic Unit Head, Department of Management at James Madison University

    Posted 02-01-2021 20:14

    James Madison University's Department of Management invites applications for the position of Academic Unit Head (AUH). The department is an academic unit of the AACSB-accredited College of Business and has over 20 management faculty and 770+ management majors. The Department of Management was ranked in the top 10% of all management programs by College Factual in 2020. The department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate programs and strives to develop students' theoretical and practical managerial expertise, focusing on interpersonal and team skills, situational and data analysis, innovation and creativity, problem-solving, evidence-based decision making, and ethical reasoning. The major in management offers three concentrations: Management Consulting, Human Resources Management, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Departmental faculty members are highly involved in undergraduate education and play a vital role in the delivery of the College's Executive Leadership MBA, Innovation MBA, and Information Security MBA programs.


    Duties and Responsibilities:  The AUH is expected to assume traditional administrative and operational responsibilities such as preparing schedules, providing faculty support and leadership, serving as a liaison between senior leadership and the department, identifying and advocating for departmental resources, supporting the institution's commitment to diversity, performing faculty evaluations, and developing a departmental strategy for curriculum, alumni engagement, and student success.


    Qualifications:  The ideal candidate must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in management or a closely-related field from an AACSB-accredited institution. Applicants must have sufficient teaching, research, and service credentials to qualify for tenure in the Department of Management at James Madison University. Previous experience as a department chair or some other significant academic leadership experience as well as demonstrated commitment to diversity is beneficial. The position requires strong communication skills, the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities, and the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.


    About James Madison University:  

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


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


    Who We Are - Located in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, JMU is a highly selective, diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The University is committed to innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students.


    The College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,738 undergraduates and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.


    The city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA and is known for its livability, local food, arts, and natural surroundings.


    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 jobs@jmu.edu. 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.


    Additional Posting Information:  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: The position start date is July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2021. All candidates must apply for this position using JMU's online job application system. To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8259 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1539. Candidates will complete the application and upload the following documents through the JobLink site:

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of leadership philosophy (Other Document #1)
    • Statement of their commitment related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (Other Document #2)
    • Statements of teaching, research, and service philosophies (Other Document #3)

    Incomplete applications or applications submitted through email or postal mail will not be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa B. Clarke, Department Head of Marketing and Search Chair, by email at clarketb@jmu.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal history check.  JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

    Demetria Henderson
    James Madison University