James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia United States


    January 13, 2022
    January 15, 2022

Job Description

Working TitleLecturer – Department of Marketing
Position Number6504
Posting NumberF1777
Position TypeInstructional Faculty – Full Time
Position StatusFull Time
College/DivisionCollege of Business
Department100330 – College of Business-Instruction
Pay RateCommensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position?No
Is this a grant-funded position?No
About James Madison UniversityMission

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 InformationThe James Madison University College of Business is seeking applicants for a renewable term appointment (RTA) as a Lecturer in the Department of Marketing.  This position is a full-time, renewable academic year position beginning with the 2022-23 academic year in Harrisonburg, Virginia and is benefits eligible.  
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe position has responsibilities in teaching all areas of Marketing. Preference will be given to those applicants with recent and relevant business-to-business sales experience in sales. Recent experience can include but is not limited to sales training, sales team management, or a leadership position in sales.  

Typical courses that the candidate would be required to teach are;  Advanced Professional Selling (MKTG 466), CRM Sales Technology for Sales Professionals (MKTG 465), Professional Selling (MKTG 430) and/or Integrative Business: Marketing (COB 300D).  Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate expertise to teach two or more of these courses.  The ability to teach other courses in the marketing curriculum is desired but not required.  

In addition to the teaching responsibilities and office hours, the successful candidate will also be obligated to perform service activities (such as working on departmental committees, advising student organizations, attending sales roleplays and competitions, and other Center for Professional Sales events) and maintain professional qualifications according to AACSB standards.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible activities faculty members may undertake to support the maintenance of professional qualifications:  continuing education and certifications, consulting, serving on boards, recognized professional expertise in the teaching discipline, publications, and university administrative duties. These requirements can be met in a number of ways, thereby providing the candidate the ability to contribute based upon their strengths, abilities, and interests. It is anticipated that in order to meet these obligations, the successful candidate will need to be available for potential on-campus activities during multiple days throughout the week. 
QualificationsAt a minimum, applicants should have an MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution. Preference will be given to those applicants with recent and relevant business-to-business sales experience in sales. Recent experience can include but is not limited to sales training, sales team management, or a leadership position in sales.  
The Department of Marketing is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, professional qualifications, and/or service, to the thought diversity and excellence of the JMU academic community.  Candidates should demonstrate the ability to add intellectual diversity to the department, to engage successfully with diverse students and colleagues, to help students understand diverse perspectives, and to mentor diverse students and communities. 
Conditions of EmploymentPer the Governor’s Executive Directive #18, new JMU employees upon hire must disclose to the University Health Center their COVID-19 vaccination status. Unvaccinated employees are required to be tested weekly.

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 Date12/15/2021
Beginning Review Date01/15/2022
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Proposed Starting Date08/25/2022
EEO StatementJames 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 RequestIf 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.
Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety ReportNotice 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 http://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) Required3
Quick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttps://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10909
Additional Posting InformationCandidates should upload: Cover letter. The cover letter should include a discussion of the candidate’s professional interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and contributions or potential contributions to the diversity and inclusivity within the classroom, program, and university.Curriculum vita. Statement of teaching philosophy. The one-page statement of teaching philosophy should address approaches to student engagement within the classroom and the curriculum. 
Contact information for three to five references will be requested as part of the application. 

Questions regarding the position should be directed to search chair Dr. Andy Wood (wood3ja@jmu.edu). Only applicants with completed applications and materials submitted to JobLink will be considered. 
Applicants must be available to start in early August 2022. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022.