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Director, Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership (12-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama

Samford University invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Faculty Director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, beginning August 2023. This tenure-track, full­ time faculty position is a 12-month appointment.

Qualified candidates will hold a terminal degree in philosophy, education, religion, psychology, or related discipline with coursework or specialization in virtue ethics, moral philosophy, moral development, developmental or educational psychology, or character/virtues education from an institutionally accredited university (or equivalent). Compelling applicants will be eligible for the rank of full professor in the represented discipline/department and provide evidence of producing and facilitating leading edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to virtue ethics, moral philosophy, moral development, developmental or educational psychology, or character education. Consideration will be given to applicants who are devoted followers of Jesus Christ and support Samford’s distinctly Christian mission, vision, and core values. 

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 430 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 18 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Review of applications will begin November 14, 2022 and applications will be accepted through January 6, 2023. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references, description of teaching experience, description of research interests and activities, along with an application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement (links below). Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University embraces diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

"Application for Faculty Position" can be found at:

"Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to: Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Anna McEwan, Professor and Dean

Subject: Mann Center Director

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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