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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Academic Positions: Assistant Professor

 Full-time Faculty: Jepson School of Leadership Studies 

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies position description 


The University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies (JSLS) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2023-24 academic year. 


The successful candidate must be a quantitative social scientist who will have completed a Ph.D. by August 16, 2023 in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or a related field. We will consider candidates whose demonstrated scholarly work considers how institutions or cultural norms structure leadership and/or decision-making. Successful candidates’ specific areas of expertise might include (but are not limited to): whether or how leaders matter, collective intelligence, institutional decision-making, collective action problems, political polarization, institutional change, or cultural evolution. 


JSLS is a collaborative, inclusive community of scholars with representation from diverse humanities and social science disciplines. Applicants should have the potential and desire to teach in our interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts environment (see 

for more information). The successful candidate will be expected to teach elective courses related to his or her disciplinary training and to contribute to the curriculum by teaching such required courses as Leadership and the Social Sciences, Quantitative Social Science, and Theories and Models of Leadership. 


The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools (including JSLS) 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. The JSLS supports the University's commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive campus community. 


Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should demonstrate how their scholarly and teaching interests bear on institutional or cultural determinants of leadership and/or decision-making. In addition, applicants should specify in their cover letters how they are prepared to contribute to the unique, interdisciplinary environment at JSLS and to diversity and inclusion. Please also include the names and emails of three references. We will let candidates know in advance if their references will be asked to submit letters (to the University's Human Resources department at The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, particularly as they relate to the courses the successful candidate is expected to teach. 


Applications are due by October 31. Zoom interviews will be conducted in November. We anticipate inviting candidates to campus early 2023. 

Crystal Hoyt
221 Richmond Way
132 Jepson Hall
Richmond VA, 23173
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