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Asst. Professor in Organizational Leadership

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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Asst. Professor in Organizational Leadership
Department Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number tbd
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Organizational Leadership (OL) beginning August 2018.

OL delivers programming in three ways: traditional on-campus classes, evening/hybrid classes for adult-centered education (PACE), and completely online classes.

Primary Responsibilities

The tenure track faculty member will teach 4 courses in the Organizational Leadership program each semester.

Possible courses include those related to leadership and/or organizational studies (i.e. foundations of organizational leadership, research methods, ethics, leadership development, and other courses)

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following an active research agenda, service on department and/or university committees, and advising undergraduate students.


The individual best suited to fill this position would have the following qualities:

(1) Ph.D. in leadership, organizational studies, psychology, or related field by time of appointment (Ed.D. considered);

(2) research agendas and teaching interests in leadership and/or organizational studies including, but not limited to, research methods;

(3) demonstrated skills in or commitment to undergraduate instruction and advising, scholarship and publication, and service to the university and community; and

(4) demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional preferences include experience and/or interest in teaching online and administrative and/or leadership experience in the private, public, or non-profit sector.

The department is the largest within the College of Arts & Sciences, with 31 full-time faculty; approximately 1,600 students; bachelor degrees in criminal justice, international studies, political science, and organizational leadership; and an accredited master degree in public administration. Faculty are actively engaged with students through undergraduate research programs; local, regional, national, and international internship placements; study abroad; and student honor societies. The department is built on values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across all department and university academic programs.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. A criminal background screening is required before a hiring is finalized.

To apply send a letter of application, a vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching quality (if available), statement of research agenda, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman (OL Search Committee Chair) through application at

Letters of recommendation will be asked of short-listed candidates after applications have been reviewed.

Minimum Education ABD
Preferred Education Doctorate

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017F259
Job Open Date 08/04/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Names and contact information of 3 professional references
  6. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness