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Virginia Academy of School Psychologists

10-month Assistant Professor (Non-renewable) at James Madison University

07 May 2023 7:58 PM | Anonymous


The Department of Psychology at James Madison University invites applications for a non-renewable term assistant professor in a 10-month appointment beginning Fall 2023. Please see the full job ad at and circulate among your networks. 


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

The Department of Psychology at James Madison University offers the BS and BA degree in General Psychology, a program of study with a curricular focus on the science of Psychology. Our curriculum offers numerous opportunities for employment in the private and public sector as well as a pathway to professional schools and graduate study in a wide range of programs (e.g., psychological sciences, clinical psychology, social work, counseling, medicine, law, optometry, pharmacy, nursing). The Department of Psychology is a growing department with a dynamic vision for learning at a nationally and internationally prominent institution which has recently transitioned to R2 status and is engaging in a comprehensive plan to address diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) is working to identify and dismantle 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 and department that embodies an atmosphere of belonging.

We invite applications for a non-renewable term assistant professor in a 10-month appointment beginning Fall 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a one-year teaching position. Teaching responsibility will include some combination of: courses that meet our sociocultural requirement; Abnormal, Counseling, and/or Clinical Psychology; General Education courses (Introduction to Psychology and/or Lifespan Human Development); methodology courses; and/or upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise/specialty. The area of specialty is open. Successful candidates will be welcome to participate in scholarly activities and service, although these are not expectations of the position.


Candidates must have a PhD or PsyD in any area of psychology from an APA-accredited program appropriate to the courses they will be teaching. Teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must also demonstrate an appreciation for the preparation of undergraduate students for employment, graduate education (e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and other research psychology disciplines) or professional programs (e.g., optometry, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy).

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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