Richmond, VA United States
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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies

University of Richmond, Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Reference Code: 000229
Job Location: Richmond , VA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Social & behavioral sciences
Business: management, public admin
Social work
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor of leadership studies with a specialization in ethics or applied ethics. Candidates must have earned, or be on course to complete, a Ph.D. in Philosophy or related discipline on or before August 23, 2018. AOS: Ethics or Applied Ethics. AOC: Meta-Ethics, Value Theory, Political Philosophy, Business Ethics, Philosophy of Psychology, or Environmental Philosophy. To complement current strengths, we are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses consequentialism or virtue ethics. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses such as Leadership Ethics, Critical Thinking, Leadership and the Humanities, First-Year Seminars, and elective courses in their area of interest and expertise. 

We seek applicants with the potential and desire to develop, from disciplinary training, an active scholarly agenda on questions of leadership; and the ability to conduct interdisciplinary research and teach in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. In their cover letters, candidates should demonstrate how their scholarly and teaching interests connect to the study of leadership. 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 successful candidate must meet all position requirements at the time of selection.

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 continuing studies. 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. For additional information about the Jepson School and the University, see:

Job Requirements

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Candidates should complete an online application by visiting our Careers Site ( Applicants should attach a cover letter, writing sample, teaching materials, and a curriculum vitae, and provide the names and email addresses of three references. Candidates are reminded that cover letters should discuss how their scholarly and teaching interests connect to the study of leadership. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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