Jobs

The Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University is expanding, thanks to a generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation. Here is a list of current job opportunities. Please check back, as this page will be updated when new positions are posted.

Communications Specialist, Leadership and Character Professional Schools

The Communications Specialist in the Professional Schools provides essential communication, digital media, and creative support for the Program for Leadership and Character in the Professional Schools. This position is responsible for supporting a comprehensive marketing strategy and communications program to successfully share the Program’s work in the Professional Schools to both internal and external audiences. This position requires significant interaction and communication with many constituencies, including faculty, staff, administration, students, alumni, donors, and partners at other institutions, as well as excellent written and verbal communications skills, the ability to communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders, and the interpersonal and organizational skills to collaborate with the Director of Communications and the Professional Schools team on a variety of projects.

Assistant Director, Programming, Program for Leadership and Character

Assistant Director, Programming will assist with existing programming in Leadership and Character, including the Scholars Program, Discussion Groups, Call to Conversation, and student mentoring, as well as supports the Ambassadors Program and design and facilitate a pre-orientation program in Leadership and Character.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Education and Program for Leadership and Character

The Department of Education and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek a thoughtful, engaged, and creative scholar to become a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years. The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach 2 courses per year (a 1:1) and contribute to character education research and programming for Winston-Salem TEACH, an inter-institutional collaboration between the Education departments at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and Salem College, in collaboration with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS). The Postdoctoral Fellow will benefit from course development workshops and mentoring from faculty in both programs. The fellowship aims to equip an emerging scholar and educator to integrate character education in undergraduate teacher preparation and develop resources for K-12 schools who seek to educate character in their contexts.

Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Program for Leadership and Character

The Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University is seeking a creative and committed postdoctoral fellow with expertise in quantitative and qualitative analysis to advance research and evaluation in the undergraduate college. The fellow will work with an interdisciplinary research team conducting innovative and potentially transformative research on cultivating character and leadership among undergraduate students at Wake Forest. The grant-funded postdoctoral fellowship will be for an initial one-year term, with the potential for renewal for two additional years.

Assistant Teaching Professor, Environment and Sustainability Studies Program and Program for Leadership and Character

Wake Forest University’s Environment and Sustainability Studies Program and the Program for Leadership and Character seek an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to become an Assistant Teaching Professor. We welcome candidates with a PhD. in environmental studies or other fields where the candidate has pursued research and/or teaching on leadership, character, and/or ethics in the context of environmentalism, ecology, and/or sustainability. This is a permanent, full-time position, with an initial and renewable two-year appointment. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach three courses per semester (a 3:3 load) and contribute to the co-curricular programming of the Program for Leadership and Character and the Environment and Sustainability Studies Program. Compelling applicants will have a commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential, and place-based learning and a record of teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.  We seek scholars who share our dedication to cultivating a positive, inclusive culture of belonging among faculty, staff, and students, including international and first-generation students and those who identify as members of historically marginalized communities. 

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Center for Entrepreneurship and Program for Leadership and Character

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to fill a position as Assistant Teaching Professor. This full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits offers an initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. The Assistant Teaching Professor will join an innovative and interdisciplinary cohort of emerging scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to develop and teach leadership and character-related courses in their respective disciplines. This is a teaching-centric role with responsibilities divided as 80% teaching and 20% service. The course load is 3 per semester (a 3:3 load), including development and delivery of at least two courses with a primary focus on Leadership and Character in the context of Entrepreneurship and at least two courses that integrate Leadership and Character into Entrepreneurship. The person in this role will also contribute to the co-curricular programming of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Program for Leadership and Character. In addition to participating in course development workshops and mentoring from faculty in both programs, the Assistant Teaching Professor will work with research scholars from the Program for Leadership and Character to assess the impact of their courses and potentially publish relevant research.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law / Program for Leadership and Character

The School of Law and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in the School of Law for a two-year term. The VAP’s primary responsibilities will be to design and teach courses related to leadership and character in the law and to produce public and scholarly research related to leadership and character in the law. The most competitive applicants will have experience related to leadership, character, or ethics in the law, but strong candidates with an interest in these fields, even without prior publications or experience, will also be considered.

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