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James Madison University Seeks Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program

Bob Gourley

James Madison University is looking for an experienced professional to help serve and mentor the next generation of advanced intelligence analysts and has provided us with the job description below. Please look it over and share it with others that may have an interest:

Assistant / Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis Program

Harrisonburg, VA
Faculty - Science - Computer Science
Full Time
General Info: James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for a faculty position focused on cyber intelligence and cyber analysis that will help prepare students as analysts in both private and public sectors, as well as government agencies, through its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). This will be a one-year visiting faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending upon the candidate's qualifications.
The IA Program, a rapidly growing program in its ninth year, prepares a new generation of versatile, multidisciplinary analysts to work on future challenges in business, national security and society. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes critical and creative thinking methods; technological tools for data collection, visualization and analysis; contextual understanding of an issue's political, economic, social and technological context; and strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making. Graduates are well positioned for careers in the public or the private sector and have secured positions as analysts at major consulting firms, US intelligence agencies, defense contractors, within the military and in law enforcement.
JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, approximately 2 hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond and Roanoke. JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university and as one of the nation's top 35 universities for undergraduate research. James Madison University is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
Duties and Responsibilities: Ideal applicants will have experience in teaching or training and will show strong promise for educating undergraduates.
The term of the position runs from mid-August 2016 to mid-May 2017. In the fall semester, the successful candidate will teach three sections of the program's introductory technology course, which covers basic topics in information technology, networking and cyber security. In the spring semester, the successful candidate will teach two sections of a more advanced course in cyber intelligence and cyber analysis and another elective course to be proposed by the candidate.
Qualifications: The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline, or a master's degree and substantial professional experience in the field. Expertise using intelligence analysis tools such as Analyst's Notebook, Semantica Pro, or Palantir is desired. Strong candidates with experience in other relevant areas of application will also be considered.
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: 1) a cover letter that explains how the candidate fits the position requirements; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching and/or training experience and philosophy; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. If available, evidence of potential as a teacher, such as teaching evaluations, should be attached as "Optional Other Document 1."
To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0407213. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson at hendrinx@jmu.edu.

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James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com