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Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies - 000899

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 9, 2023

Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies - 000899

The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2024-2025 academic year. The position is a twelve-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position that includes teaching in Human Resource Management (HRM), Nonprofit Studies (NPS), and/or Liberal Arts (LA) programs, community engagement, research, academic program administration, and School and University service.

The initial appointment will be made for a probationary period of up to three years at the Assistant Professor level, with an ideal start of July 1, 2024, with opportunity for recurring continuing appointments of up to five (5) years per appointment. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field of study related to nonprofit organizations, human resources, organizational leadership, or management. Appropriate disciplines of study for candidates include, but are not limited to, human resource management; business; social work; sociology; psychology; law; and public administration.

The following areas of interest or experience are preferred: teaching, especially in a higher education setting; adult and continuing education; evaluating students; online teaching and course development; community engagement, networking, and strategic outreach; administrative and strategic planning; and organizational change, behavior, or leadership.

Responsibilities include the following:


  • Teach five courses per year, in the Nonprofit Studies, Human Resource Management, and/or Liberal Arts programs.
  • Develop and teach courses serving the diverse academic and professional needs of adult learners
  • Teach across different modalities (in person, hybrid, or online) as needed

Administrative Duties

  • Support Program Chairs in Human Resource Management (HRM), Nonprofit Studies (NPS), and Liberal Arts (LA) programs, with curriculum development, program assessment, adjunct faculty recruitment, and other administrative duties.
  • Collaborate with Program Chairs and Program Coordinators in the above programs in the development and implementation of course schedules.
  • Assist with student advising in the programs noted above.
  • Support recruiting efforts with a focus on diversifying a pipeline of future students and organizational leaders.


  • Serve as liaison to create and maintain community partnerships with professional groups, local businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, community colleges and other universities.

Scholarship and Applied Research

  • Pursue scholarship, broadly conceived, that would allow candidate to successfully gain promotion in the School and would advance the mission of SPCS. This could include new knowledge or creative solutions for problems related to the diverse fields of study in SPCS.


  • Work collaboratively with faculty in other academic programs in SPCS and with faculty in the other schools at the University.
  • Serve on SPCS and University committees that are consistent with the duties of this position.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools 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. Our academic community in SPCS fully supports the University's commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive campus. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply.

SPCS offers a variety of academic and professional education courses for adult students and is focused especially on serving individuals, groups, and communities in the Richmond region. For more information on the School and its programs, please see

Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position in detail. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to provide statements that articulate the candidate's teaching philosophy, research interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. In addition, please include the names and contact information of three references. A review of applications will begin on November 3, 2023 and close on January 5, 2024.

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