Apply Now: Executive Director of the Institute of American Constitutional Thought & Leadership at the University of Toledo

Apply Now: Executive Director of the Institute of American Constitutional Thought & Leadership, University of Toledo


The Institute of American Constitutional Thought & Leadership at the University of Toledo is a multidisciplinary university center that conducts teaching, research, and public programming concerning the ideas, traditions, and texts that form the foundations of Western Civilization and the American political order.

The Executive Director, as with all members of the Institute, should embrace the Institute’s mission as defined by ORC Sec. 3364.07 (B), (C), which is to educate university students in (A) the core texts and great debates of Western civilization; (B) the principles, ideals, and institutions of the American political order; and (C) the foundations of responsible leadership and informed citizenship.

The Executive Director develops and executes plans and programs for the Institute, including conferences, symposia, research and grant programs, fellowship opportunities, student programming, marketing and communication. The Executive Director will also hire and supervise Institute staff, as well as administer the Institute budget. The Executive Director will represent the Director at functions and events, including development. As a faculty administrator, the Executive Director will also carry limited teaching responsibilities relative to the Institute sponsored courses per academic year as well as publish research and make contributions to an academic discipline related to the Institute’s mission. The Executive Director will be a direct report to the Institute Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in field related to American constitutional thought, broadly conceived to include all disciplines that touch on the mission. The successful candidate must be well organized, attentive to detail, and able to respond to deadlines in a timely manner. Ability to interact comfortably and confidently with a broad internal and external constituency, and maintain a professional demeanor in representing the Institute and the University.

Preferably, the successful candidate will also possess:

  1. experience in program administration in a higher education;
  2. excellent research and writing skills;
  3. promise of scholarly productivity; record of scholarly publications preferred;
  4. demonstrated expertise in American constitutional thought, broadly conceived;
  5. willingness to engage and support development activities. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. a cover letter
  2. and a resume.

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Priority consideration will be given to materials received by December 11, 2023.



About the center
The institute of American constitutional thought and leadership is established for the purpose of creating and disseminating knowledge about American constitutional thought and to form future leaders of the legal profession through research, scholarship, teaching, collaboration, and mentorship. The institute shall be an independent academic unit within the university of Toledo, initially physically located at the college of law. The university shall require the college of law to provide adequate administrative space for the institute.

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