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

The Communications Specialist provides essential communication, digital media, and creative support for the Program for Leadership and Character, including the Program’s efforts in the professional schools. This position is responsible for supporting a comprehensive marketing strategy and communications program to successfully share the work of the Program to both internal and external audiences. This position requires significant interaction and communication with many constituencies, including faculty, staff, administration, students, alumni, donors, parents, 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 Program team on a variety of projects.

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Postdoctoral Fellow and Coordinator for Research and Assessment in the Professional Schools

The Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seeks a thoughtful, organized, detail-oriented, and interpersonally skilled individual to play a vital role in supporting innovative research on how colleges and universities can foster character development among its students, namely in the Professional Schools. This postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for coordinating multiple research studies on leadership and character in the professional schools (i.e., School of Law, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, and Divinity) and overseeing qualitative design and analysis.

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Assistant Director for Leadership and Character in the Law School

The School of Law and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an Assistant Director who will be provide programming that supports JD students’ development as leaders of character. This programming will include one-on-one mentorship, peer cohorts, discussion groups, and other informal student support and mentoring. The Assistant Director will assess the efficacy of these programs, both for purposes of ongoing improvement and in support of the Program’s larger research goals. From time to time, the Assistant Director will collaborate with Program staff to develop, implement, and assess large scale extracurricular and faculty-facing programs, such as national conferences and a summer “Clerkship College.” The ideal candidate will exhibit a passion for students, a values-driven orientation to the practice of law, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Assistant Director, Curriculum and Pedagogical Design, Program for Leadership and Character

The School of Law and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seeks an expert in curriculum and pedagogical design in the School of Law. The primary responsibilities will be to assist Law School faculty in designing curricula and preparing pedagogical strategies to incorporate leadership and character in the Law School culture and curricula. The incumbent will also work with Law School faculty as well as researchers in the Program for Leadership and Character to evaluate and assess the efficacy of the curricula and teaching strategies.

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Leadership and Character Visiting Scholar in the Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an experienced Visiting Scholar to support leadership and character learning activities and scholarly efforts in Engineering. The Visiting Scholar position is a staff position with service, research, and teaching responsibilities. The Visiting Scholar will be expected to support the Engineering faculty with leadership and character expertise; host faculty development workshops to support the role of character and virtues in engineering; produce scholarship for public and scholarly audiences on character-based leadership, professionalism, and/or professional identity formation in engineering; and contribute to the development, assessment, and support the dissemination of character-related modules embedded across the engineering curriculum.

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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 seek 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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Associate Director, Program for Leadership and Character

The Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seeks a highly collaborative, responsible, inclusive, and strategically minded Associate Director of the Program for Leadership and Character, an innovative, dynamic, and values-driven program that inspires, educates, and empowers leaders of character to serve humanity. The Associate Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Director of the Leadership and Character in the Professional Schools to develop and oversee the implementation of the Program’s strategic plan and steward the Program’s resources and opportunities to advance its core mission. Toward these ends, the Associate Director will hire, supervise, and mentor key staff; manage special projects; develop strategic initiatives and partnerships; sustain a culture of creative collaboration among the team; communicate the Program’s values, vision, and initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences; and assist with all aspects of program development and management. The ideal candidate will have a passion for management practices that support staff persons’ dignity and development, foster healthy, diverse, and equitable teams, and encourage organizational improvement. The ideal candidate will be purposeful, caring, organized, reliable, diligent, and detail-oriented, with a capacity to exercise wise judgment and build meaningful relationships and inclusive cultures.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Leadership and Character for Pre-Health Professions, Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character

The Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek a visionary, creative, and caring teacher-scholar to become the Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership and Character for Pre-Health Professions. The Fellow will work closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Advising in the College, the pre-health advising team, and the Program for Leadership and Character to provide an intellectual foundation for pre-health advising, mentoring, and teaching that focuses on the integration of leadership, character, and purpose into pre-professional education and vocational discernment and development.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Leadership and Character for Pre-Law Professions, Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character

The Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek a visionary, creative, and caring teacher-scholar to become the Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership and Character for Pre-Law Professions. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Advising in the College, the pre-law advising team, and the Program for Leadership and Character to provide an intellectual foundation for pre-law advising, mentoring, and teaching that focuses on the integration of leadership, character, and purpose into pre-professional education and vocational discernment and development.

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Director of the Center for Personal and Professional Development in the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an inaugural Director of the Center for Personal and Professional Development in the School of Medicine.  The Center’s mission is to build a culture of and capacity for compassion and responsibility among medical professionals. It will pursue this aim by integrating opportunities for character and leadership development throughout the curricular, extracurricular and professional development experiences of Wake Forest School of Medicine students and faculty. In particular, the Center will develop and carry out a holistic, 4-year coaching program, enabling School of Medicine students to identify and live out their personal values in their professional lives. In so doing, the Center aims to provide a national model for medical education which can shape the culture of the medical professions.  The Director will oversee and execute the work and staff of the Center.

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Program in African American Studies and Program for Leadership and Character

The Program in African American Studies and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to become an Assistant Teaching Professor. This is considered a permanent position, with an initial and renewable two-year appointment. 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 within and across their respective disciplines. The Assistant Teaching Professors 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 Program in African American Studies. The Assistant Teaching Professor will benefit from course development workshops and mentoring from faculty in both programs and support for professional and scholarly development.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Leadership and Character for Pre-Health Professions, Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character

The Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek a visionary, creative, and caring teacher-scholar to become the Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership and Character for Pre-Health Professions. The Fellow will work closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Advising in the College, the pre-health advising team, and the Program for Leadership and Character to provide an intellectual foundation for pre-health advising, mentoring, and teaching that focuses on the integration of leadership, character, and purpose into pre-professional education and vocational discernment and development.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Leadership and Character for Pre-Law Professions, Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character

The Office of Academic Advising and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek a visionary, creative, and caring teacher-scholar to become the Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership and Character for Pre-Law Professions. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Advising in the College, the pre-law advising team, and the Program for Leadership and Character to provide an intellectual foundation for pre-law advising, mentoring, and teaching that focuses on the integration of leadership, character, and purpose into pre-professional education and vocational discernment and development.

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Leadership and Character Visiting Scholar in the Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering and Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an experienced Visiting Scholar to support leadership and character learning activities and scholarly efforts in Engineering. The Visiting Scholar position is a staff position with service, research, and teaching responsibilities. The Visiting Scholar will be expected to support the Engineering faculty with leadership and character expertise; host faculty development workshops to support the role of character and virtues in engineering; produce scholarship for public and scholarly audiences on character-based leadership, professionalism, and/or professional identity formation in engineering; and contribute to the development, assessment, and support the dissemination of character-related modules embedded across the engineering curriculum.

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