The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant or tenured associate professor of leadership studies with a specialization in history or a related field. Although ABD’s will be considered, the successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in History or a related field by the August 2014 start date. An appointment at the associate professor level is possible for an outstanding candidate who has successfully obtained tenure at his or her current institution.
The Jepson School is a highly collaborative scholarly community with specialists in anthropology, literature, history, organizational behavior, politics, philosophy, religion and psychology. We seek applicants with the potential and desire to develop, from their disciplinary training, an active scholarly agenda that uses historical inquiry to illuminate or explore leadership processes, such as (but not limited to) the use of power, the role of human agency in shaping contingent events, and processes of social and historical change. Applicants should have the ability to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that draw upon his or her broad training in history. We welcome applications from all historians, with a particular interest in candidates whose research will broaden students’ understanding of leadership. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, historical investigations of imperialism; Latin American, African, or Asian history; and gender studies. In their cover letter, candidates should demonstrate how their scholarly and teaching interests connect to leadership studies. (Applicants who are new to leadership studies are invited to visit our website, http://jepson.richmond.edu/, for more information.)
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 business school ranked 17th in the nation 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 October 31, 2013. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association annual meetings in January; attendance is not required for consideration.
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.