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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies - 000229

University of Richmond
Virginia, Richmond, USA

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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies - 000229

The University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies (JSLS) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2024-25 academic year.

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field by August 15, 2024. We seek applicants with the potential and desire to develop, from their disciplinary training, an active scholarly agenda on the ethics of leadership. Successful candidates' specific areas of expertise and experience should be in applied or professional ethics, including (but not limited to) political or business ethics.

JSLS is a collaborative, inclusive community of scholars with representation from diverse humanities and social science disciplines. Applicants should have the potential and desire to teach in our interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts environment (see for more information). The successful candidate will be expected to teach required courses such as Leadership Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Leadership and the Humanities, as well as elective courses that address leadership from a philosophical perspective. Applicants should also be prepared to share in responsibilities for coaching our "Ethics Bowl" team.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools (including JSLS) and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive campus community, which values the expression of difference in ways that promote a sense of belonging as well as excellence in teaching, learning, and personal development. The JSLS supports the University's commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should demonstrate how, given their scholarly and teaching interests, they have the potential to address issues in leadership ethics from a philosophical perspective. In addition, applicants should specify in their cover letters how they are prepared to contribute to the unique, interdisciplinary environment at JSLS and to diversity and inclusion. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate's teaching philosophy and experience, particularly as they relate to the courses the successful candidate is expected to teach.

Review of applications will commence November 1, 2023; the deadline for applications is November 15, 2023. Phone or Zoom interviews will be conducted in December. We anticipate inviting candidates to campus in January.


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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