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Limited Term Business Ethics Faculty Position – University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

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The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, Department of Ethics and Business Law seeks candidates for a limited term position in Business Ethics starting in Fall 2017, for one year, renewable for up to 5 years. Limited term appointments are without tenure and are not tenure track appointments. Primary duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of business ethics.

Department faculty members are specialists in ethics and business law, including research and teaching at the intersection between them. The department has one of the most respected business ethics faculties in the world and balances strong research productivity with excellent teaching and leadership roles in service to the profession. We are excited to welcome a colleague who wants to join an institution where collaborative, creative, and interdisciplinary inquiry are encouraged and principled leadership is a pillar of the strategic plan.

The College employs a mission-driven approach to management education and delivers a diverse portfolio of offerings including undergraduate, full-time and evening MBA, and specialized graduate business programs. The department is an academic partner with the Law School in a joint graduate program in Organizational Ethics and Compliance and supports a graduate certificate program in Strategic Risk and Responsibility.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Business Ethics or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Demonstrated ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in business ethics and strong interpersonal skills are required. Teaching focus should be in applied business ethics based on a foundation in theoretical, philosophical and psychological problem solving approaches. Current research record in business ethics and/or or high-level professional experience in the practice of business ethics, are preferred.

Candidates should show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders and to remain current in the field through research and/or professional practice/consulting. Doing so entails a commitment to the departmental goal to be a leading center for education and scholarly inquiry into contemporary issues of ethics, law, business and society. The department’s faculty members play an integral role in the College of Business and its mission to develop “effective, principled business leaders who think globally, act ethically and create enduring value for society.”

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions for Candidate:

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.

Please upload: (1) CV; (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (3) the names of three references (uploaded into the Additional Documents 1, 2, and 3 fields). No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Applicants will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning in mid-June of 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Garrison, Senior Associate Dean, at