Job Opportunity: Christopher Newport University

Working Title Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Appointment Type Full Time
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 2022. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates, and in scholarship.

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, or a clearly connected area, who are 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. Given the interdisciplinary nature of Leadership Studies, a candidate’s scholarship and teaching in the field would likely integrate expertise from a related field, such as (although not limited to) sociology, social psychology, organizational psychology, communication, or philosophy. Our 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. The department is interested in faculty developing new elective courses that align with their areas of expertise, and especially those that address the intersection of leadership with contemporary issues. Elective courses also likely draw upon an interdisciplinary perspective to inform the study of leadership. 

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.

A Doctorate in Leadership Studies or a 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 doctorate by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is desirable. 

Departmental Information 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/
Faculty Information S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387​ Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service.  Our Fall 2021 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1213, respectively.  Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. 

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. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement.  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
Posting Number F149P
Application Deadline 09/27/2021
Application Instructions 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 facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021.
Applications received after September 27, 2021 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to  disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status.  The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. 

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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