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
- 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
- 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
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 http://jobs.richmond.edu 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.