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Jobs at Jewell:       Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership
Department:           Business and Leadership
FLSA Status:          Exempt 


The Department of Business and Leadership seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership position to begin August 1, 2016. The successful candidate must have training and experience in Nonprofit Organizations.  In addition, the candidate should have proven aptitude in teaching to fulfill teaching needs in the department, the range of which are listed under duties and responsibilities below.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Nonprofit Leadership or related field preferred. Rank and tenure-track status is dependent upon credentials and experience.
  • Previous experience in leadership roles with nonprofit organizations.
  • A willingness to be entrepreneurial and grow a developing program.
  • A willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities in a small department.
  • Record of teaching excellence. Candidates not possessing a doctorate or terminal degree will need three years successful teaching experience to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Evidence of an entry-level record of scholarly activity or developed research agenda.
  • A willingness to contribute to the college mission as described in the mission statement (see below). 

Duties and Responsibilities  

Teaching responsibilities in the Department of Business and Leadership could include the following based on experience: Introduction to Philanthropy, Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy, Nonprofit Board and Committee Development, Nonprofit Service Learning, Meeting Facilitation and Strategic Planning, Financial Development for Nonprofit Organizations and Meeting Human Needs. This is a 9-month position with an expectation of teaching ~24 credit hours per year. Other duties include:

  • Advising students in the Nonprofit Leadership Major, Minor and NLA.
  • Supervision of nonprofit student interns.
  • Progress in an active research program.
  • Curriculum review and revision, as appropriate, of the nonprofit program including assessment, curriculum changes and maintaining relevancy with current market trends.
  • Service to the Department and the College.
  • Represent the department at Admission events and meet with prospective students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The following duties are also assigned to this position for which an additional stipend is offered:

  • Sponsor/lead Jewell's Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLA), which includes annual planning, advising student leaders, and arranging site-visits, to ensure continuity and growth of the student organization.
  • Engage in community relations with local and regional nonprofit organizations to build partnerships and program awareness.
  • Attend annual nonprofit conferences with students such as: Nonprofit Missouri Day, Board Governance Conference, Nonprofit Solutions Conference, Nonprofit Shadow Day, Advocacy Day at the Missouri Date Capitol or other designated events.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs AT william.jewell DOT edu:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • William Jewell College application
  • Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy plus any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Description of your scholarly interests
  • Two or three confidential letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by your referees), along with name and contact information for the referees
  • Statement of how you would contribute to our college mission (see below)
  • Salary requirements

Please note:  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 415-6904


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission:  William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. 


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