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 http://jepson.richmond.edu/ 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 http://jobs.richmond.edu 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.