Full-time, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is seeking a social scientist for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (JSLS).  Although ABDs will be considered, the successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in public administration, public policy, educational policy, political or social psychology, sociology, or a related field, by August 23, 2017.

JSLS is a collaborative, inclusive community of scholars in anthropology, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, social psychology and religion. We seek applicants who study, or have the potential and desire to study, leadership by drawing on their disciplinary expertise to inform their work. We are particularly interested in candidates whose demonstrated scholarly interests focus on the analysis of policy or processes related to justice and explaining social and economic inequality.

Applicants should have the potential and desire to teach in an interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to his or her disciplinary training and to contribute to the curriculum by teaching such required courses as Leadership and the Social Sciences and Theories and Models of Leadership. In their cover letter, candidates should demonstrate how their scholarly and teaching interests connect, or have the potential to connect, to leadership, broadly construed. (See http://jepson.richmond.edu/ for more information.)  The JSLS supports the University’s commitment to promoting an inclusive campus community. For full consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letters how they are prepared to contribute to the imperatives of diversity and inclusion.

The University of Richmond is a nationally ranked liberal arts university offering a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, law, and professional and continuing studies. The first school of leadership studies and a highly ranked business school enhance a strong liberal arts curriculum.

Inaugurated in 1992, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies is an independent academic unit of the University and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Leadership Studies. With the aim of educating students for and about leadership, the Jepson School offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum delivered by means of a rigorous and innovative pedagogy.  Candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and provide the names and emails of three references to http://jobs.richmond.edu. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2016; applications will be accepted until October 10, 2016. Preliminary phone and/or Skype interviews will likely be conducted; we anticipate inviting candidates to campus in November 2016.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community strongly encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. The University of Richmond has a generous family leave policy, offers employment benefits to same sex domestic partners, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status as a veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law.

The University of Richmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition.


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