James Madison University, School of Integrated Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis (IA) - Two Positions
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for two faculty positions in its Bachelor’s Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). The appointments will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will reside within the larger School of Integrated Sciences. The IA program offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree with an emphasis on methodology and technology to prepare students to become analysts, with a specialization in intelligence analysis. Its graduates have been successful in securing positions as analysts in both the public and private sectors, to include the Intelligence Community, military and law enforcement organizations, defense contractors, and major consulting firms. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes critical and creative thinking methods with technological tools for data collection, visualization, and analysis with situational knowledge of a problem’s political, economic, social, and technological context with strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making.
We welcome applicants from all academic disciplines--to include the humanities, social sciences, and sciences--that provide a knowledge foundation for doing analysis. Prospective candidates should review our curriculum online to identify areas that match their expertise and to locate potential areas that they could help the program to develop. The program values teaching excellence as well as one-on-one professional mentoring and seeks candidates who can demonstrate potential for both. In addition, the position requires the potential for an active program of scholarly activity. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field by the date of hire (for a tenure-track appointment) OR Master’s Degree with substantial experience in the field (for appointment on a Renewable Term Contract). The typical teaching load in the school is 3 courses per semester.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable in an interdisciplinary, diverse setting and possess the potential for becoming an excellent teacher to future analysts in one or more intelligence domains including national security, military, homeland security, law enforcement, private sector security, cyber security, and geospatial. They optimally have a background in either mixed-methods, qualitative, or quantitative research and analysis methods. We especially encourage applications from candidates that can leverage the use of systems thinking, employ data science in analysis, support the development of writing skills, or teach ethics specifically for future analysts.
The IA program works to advance the overall profession of intelligence analysis through innovative research by its faculty and students, and by serving as a platform for professional reflection. It has previously hosted multiple “Five Eyes Analytic Training Workshops” as well as the “Women in Intelligence” conferences. The IA Program aspires to be a diverse and inclusive community that respects people from all backgrounds and perspectives, and to model the free, respectful, and reasonable exploration of ideas. It emphasizes the thoughtful development of alternative explanations of current problems and future challenges, and considers doing so to be essential to our providing a good education as well as to our students becoming good intelligence analysts. Mutual respect, the free exploration of ideas, and a diverse environment are essential to fulfilling our educational and professional mission. Candidates should demonstrate support of these values.
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is a little more than two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, international diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
Review of applications will begin on January 13, 2020; the search will remain open until the position is filled. To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6855 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1423. Candidates will complete the faculty application and include 1) a detailed cover letter that explains how the candidate’s experiences fit the position’s requirements and values, specifically indicating the applicants’ views on the importance of diversity, inclusion, and academic freedom in higher education and 2) curriculum vitae. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson, at email@example.com.
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 or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Social Sciences