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Lecturer in Leadership Studies

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Working Title:

Lecturer in Leadership Studies

Appointment Type:

Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a Lecturer position in Leadership Studies effective August, 2022. The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a 4-4 teaching load. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and uphold the value of a liberal arts education. The department is committed to educating students via an interdisciplinary approach to understand and practice ethical, responsible leadership and civic engagement. Successful candidates will teach some combination of the following courses: Self, Group and Leadership; Theories and Perspectives on Leadership; Leadership through the Ages; Values Leadership; Adaptive Change and Group Processes; and Leading in Complex Contexts, along with one or more electives. For this particular position, successful candidates will also have expertise and experience teaching in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, as there may be occasional need to teach one course per semester in these areas within our Luter School of Business.

Expectations for Lecturers include excellent teaching, productive scholarship, academic and developmental advising of students, and university service. The successful candidate will also ideally be equipped to guide and assist undergraduate students in research projects related to leadership studies. Experience as a student or faculty member at a liberal arts and sciences institution is highly desirable. An earned doctorate in Leadership Studies or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree in a related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University comprises 15 faculty and offers a second major and a minor in Leadership Studies, and a major and minor in American Studies. The Leadership Studies minor won the Outstanding Leadership Program Award in 2019 from the Association of Leadership Educators. The newly developed second major in Leadership Studies began in the Fall 2020 semester. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2021 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1213, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at

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Application Instructions :

To apply, candidates must visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to [email protected]). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022. Applications received after January 3, 2022 will be considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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