Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Communication

Greensburg Public Policy/Communication - Pennsylvania-Greensburg 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg invites applications for a tenure-steam Assistant Professor position in Public Policy and Communication to begin August 2022. Requires a PhD in hand by August, 2022, in public policy, communication, or a closely related field. Successful record of undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated interdisciplinary interests and the ability to teach courses across Communication and Public Policy disciplines. A wide range of research specializations may be considered, but particular attention will be given to candidates whose work investigates policy as it relates to environmental communication, new media technologies, social justice concerns, and is attentive to issues of diversity and representation, including but not limited to African American, Caribbean, Latin American, or Mexican American experiences. 

Pitt-Greensburg values candidates with a commitment to in-person undergraduate teaching, campus and community service, experience in working with diverse groups, and the ability to involve undergraduates in research. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach a 4/4 load each academic year. Teaching responsibilities include general education courses, undergraduate policy and communication courses such as introduction to public policy, argument, theories of persuasion, rhetoric and public policy, public policy advocacy, policy analysis, as well as other upper-level courses for communication and public policy majors related to the applicant’s areas of specialization.

Applications must be submitted to Talent Center at for consideration. The application package requires a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vitae, a description of teaching accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, a record of accomplishments in interdisciplinary work, graduate transcripts, a research statement which describes how the candidate will involve undergraduates in their research, and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to search committee chairperson Dr. Geoff Wood at [email protected]

Application materials received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration but the posting will remain open until the position is filled. Review of the application materials will continue until the position is filled. For more information visit AA/EOE

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, a four-year liberal arts college and regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, offers 30 undergraduate degrees, 24 minors, and numerous pre-professional options as part of the highly-ranked University of Pittsburgh system. With low tuition, and incredible hands-on learning opportunities, we offer personalized education with dedicated faculty.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets, and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.


 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

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


Sarah Lawrence College in partnership with Wartburg invites applications for a Public Humanities Fellow starting in August 2021.  This three-year fellowship is funded by our recently awarded grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (

This position will both enhance the work at the Wartburg and extend curricular and pedagogical innovation for the college. 

The Public Humanities Fellow will lead several key pieces of work to help residents link their past with the future-to become more connected to their family members, staff and the wider world.  Both storytelling, an ancient oral tradition for sharing personal histories and traditions and technology, a new medium to share stories, interests, music, and more will be integral to the work of the Public Humanities Fellow. Working closely with residents and staff members, initiatives will include; the development of an interactive, oral history program that includes a multi-media platform.  Story-telling methods might involve writing, film, photography, theatre etc; the implementation of Soundmind, a virtual concierge system, a new technology (similar to Alexa), to keep seniors informed, engaged, and connected to their families, friends and wider Wartburg community.  Technology will help to change the face of geriatric care for both staff members and for the lives of residents.  We hope such initiatives will promote increased emotional health, social engagement and lifelong learning for seniors at Wartburg as we bring technology more into their lives.

The successful candidate will combine a Ph.D. and/or MFA or equivalent professional accomplishment in a relevant field with experience in community engagement.  The candidate will be passionate about working with the elderly.  Understanding the role of full-care senior facilities, like Wartburg, in the evolution of society and the importance of increasing communication on multiple levels for residents, their families and the staff will be important for a successful candidate. Good interpersonal skills, patience, imagination and the desire to improve communication with and for the elderly are essential to this work.

The Public Humanities Fellow will also teach courses at the College that will build on this work.  While the Fellow’s area of specialty is open, we envision courses based in the arts (digital media, writing/story telling, theatre) and/or some aspects of the social sciences (psychology, gerontology, public policy, sociology, journalism, public policy) that will involve our undergraduates in oral history projects and/or archival and community research.

The candidate will create an equitable and respectful environment for all community members from various constituencies.  We invite interested candidates to submit a statement of interest and possible directions that they might take the Fellowship along with a CV, three letters of recommendation, relevant evidence of teaching (such as syllabi or a statement of teaching philosophy), and a sample of their work either in print or in a multi-media format.  Consideration of applications will begin on March 15, 2021.

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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty.  To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.