JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

James Madison University

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The Department of Economics
Academic Unit Head, Department of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467746
Date Posted: 10/08/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Academic Unit Head, Department of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Academic Unit Head, Department of Economics

James Madison University’s Department of Economics invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head. The Department of Economics is an academic unit of the College of Business and has 20 full-time faculty members, over 250 majors (across BA, BS, and BBA degree programs) and 40 students in the minor. In addition, the Department supports the College by providing core business classes in microeconomics and macroeconomics in the core business program as well as the university’s general education program. The Department fosters students’ understanding of economic perspectives and their intersection with other social sciences and current events. The department is committed to the intuitional core value of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our faculty members are dedicated to effective teaching, high-quality scholarship, and outreach to the local community.

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, performing faculty evaluations, developing a departmental strategy for curriculum, alumni engagement, and student success, and supporting the institution’s commitment to diversity. This is a twelve-month administrative position, not a rotating chair. The AUH is expected to teach half time as negotiated with the dean.

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in economics, or a closely-related field, ideally from an AACSB-accredited institution. Applicants must have sufficient teaching, research, and service credentials to qualify for tenure in the Department of Economics at James Madison University. Previous experience as a department chair or some other significant academic leadership experience is beneficial. The candidate will be expected to promote diversity, access and inclusion among students, faculty and staff. 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.

To learn more and apply go to or go to and reference posting number F1697.

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.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. To guarantee full consideration, please provide all of these materials through the JMU JobLink system. Position start date is July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested parties may contact Scott Gallagher, Associate Dean and Search Chair, by email at