Director, Educational Technology and Media Center

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Feb 06, 2019
Mar 13, 2019
Full Time

James Madison University's College of Education is accepting applications for the Director of the Pruden Educational Technology and Media Center.

The Pruden Educational Technology and Media Center (ETMC), located within the College, is committed to preparing all students to be knowledgeable users of educational technology. The ETMC promotes the use of emerging technologies for learning and is responsive to educational technology needs of faculty and students in these programs.

About the College of Education

James Madison University was established in 1908 as a state normal school for women; consequently, the College of Education (CoE) has the longest history of any college at the university. JMU has grown into a comprehensive institution with over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, while maintaining our commitment to preparing excellent teachers. Our graduates are consistently sought after around the state and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

The College offers high-quality education undergraduate, Master's, and post-baccalaureate degree programs. The College currently has more than 70 full-time faculty and 1,300 students in teacher licensure programs. In addition to teacher preparation, the College also houses 200 cadets in Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, minors in Human Resource Development and Educational Media, and graduate programs spanning 12 areas including Human Resource Development, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Spanish Language and Culture, and TESOL.

James Madison University's CoE enjoys a strong reputation throughout the Commonwealth and the mid-Atlantic region. In embracing JMU's mission to be the national model of the engaged university, CoE faculty stay innovative and vibrant in their research and service by maintaining strong partnerships with Harrisonburg's diverse community. The city of Harrisonburg, a refugee resettlement area, represents a tapestry of cultures, religions, and languages. The city is surrounded by both industry and agriculture, providing faculty and students alike with opportunities to partner with a diverse array of schools and agencies. Nationally recognized for their scholarship and professional service, CoE faculty maintain their focus on excellent teaching by funneling insights from research and service into the design of rich learning experiences for their students.

More information about the College of Education may be found at

The Director of the ETMC has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Direct and provide oversight for operations and activities of the Pruden Educational Technology & Media Center (ETMC) in the CoE.
  • Provide direct supervision for classified staff members and coordinate oversight for student employees and graduate assistants of the ETMC.
  • Provide leadership and support for educational technology initiatives among faculty, staff and students in the CoE. This includes but is not limited to: create professional development activities, conduct class presentations, assist with facilitation of undergraduate or graduate courses, and participate in educational technology professional organizations and conferences.
  • Serve the CoE through active participation in college committees, task forces or ad hoc working groups, and participate in university-wide educational technology planning groups at the discretion of the CoE Dean.
  • Maintain and foster active collaborative working relationships among multiple CoE and university entities including: CoE library liaison, Educational Technology faculty members, JMU Libraries, Media Resources, Innovation Services, and JMU Information Technology.
  • Coordinate purchasing of CoE educational technology equipment and resources.
  • Chair CoE Technology Committee, initiating and facilitating discussions and decision-making.
  • Contact, coordinate and collaborate with JMU IT staff.
  • Oversee the CoE website and server infrastructure.


  • Master's in educational technology or related field required; Doctorate preferred.
  • Evidence of effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Proficiency with a variety of educational technologies.
  • Demonstrate effective supervisory and management skills (e.g. leadership, planning, budgeting, evaluation, communication, and delegation).
  • Experience planning, delivering and evaluating professional development of learners across the lifespan.
  • Successful interactions / engagement with diverse persons, processes, and ideas.

Application Guidelines

To apply, visit or go to and reference posting number F1271. Candidates will complete the faculty application and submit the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages that summarizes the alignment of the candidate's experiences with required qualifications;
  • A current curriculum vitae (resume is also acceptable); and
  • A concise statement of no more than two pages that describes the candidate's vision for a 21st Century educational technology media center (as Other Document #1).

Candidates will be asked to provide three professional references with contact information as part of the application. References should be able to speak knowledgeably to the candidate's interpersonal skills and proficiency with educational technologies. References will not be contacted until a candidate is being considered for a campus visit.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin February 22, 2019. The desired start date is on or before June 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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.