Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Purpose of Position
The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Leadership Studies, effective August 2021. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates.
The Department of Leadership and American Studies is committed to educating students to understand and practice ethical, responsible leadership and civic engagement. The University is seeking productive scholars in Leadership Studies able to teach our core required courses for the newly developed major and the minor in Leadership Studies, along with one or more elective courses. Core courses include: Self, Group and Leadership; Theories and Perspectives on Leadership; Leadership Through the Ages; Values Leadership; Adaptive Change and Group Dynamics; and Leadership in Complex Contexts.
Faculty expectations, in addition to teaching, include: productive scholarship leading to publications; regular developmental advising of students; curriculum and program development; and university service. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.
The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University is composed of 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 https://cnu.edu/academics/departments/lams/
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. 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. 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 http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
To apply, please provide 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@example.com).
Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2021.
Applications received after March 7, 2021 will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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