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Postdoc Position in Business Ethics at Creighton University

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Creighton University’s Heider College of Business seeks applications for a postdoc position to teach Business Ethics for the 2020-21 academic year. As part of its mission to provide high quality business ethics teaching to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as our desire to help philosophers become skilled business ethicists, we are seeking a new or recent philosophy PH.D. who wishes to teach business ethics for the postdoc fellowship.

Our Postdoc Fellowship will provide valuable faculty mentoring and experience essential to becoming successful university-level teachers of business ethics. This is not a position which may turn into a full-time position at Creighton. However, with one prep Fall and Spring, it provides a great opportunity to hone your business ethics skills in an excellent diverse business school while also working on publications. Given that part of the purpose of the postdoc is to help you develop business ethics skills, no particular experience teaching business ethics previously is required, although the teaching load certainly requires strong competence in ethics.

The Business Ethics Postdoc Fellowship carries a 2/3/1 load each year, with the successful candidate teaching 2 sections of our undergraduate business ethics course in the fall, 3 sections of the same undergraduate course in the spring, and one 8-week MBA business ethics course in the summer. Postdoc fellows will work alongside Creighton’s business ethics faculty as they develop their teaching practices. There are no publication requirements, but every effort will be made by the Heider faculty to support scholarship projects and collaborate where appropriate. While our goal is to help postdoc fellows to achieve tenure track positions where available, the fellowship is renewable for up to three years. Provided the postdoc fellow is successful in teaching here at Creighton, the postdoc position may be maintained for up to (and only) 3 years.

Heider College of Business is a collegial environment with over 75 full time business faculty, over 1,250 business students, and a strong regional reputation and relationship with the Omaha business community. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked highly, and Omaha, home to Warren Buffet and 4 Fortune 500 companies, has a low cost of living and high livability rating.

Omaha is a growing and thriving metropolitan area of around 850,000 people. Omaha is also home to one of the nation’s strongest economies, affordable housing, award winning schools, and a vibrant arts community. Find more information at

Creighton is a Jesuit Catholic University, and while Catholic or religious faith is not required, solidarity with basic Jesuit values is of importance for the candidate. For more on that see: Creighton on Jesuit Values. For more information on the Heider College of Business see:

Annual compensation for this position will be $51,000 and it is a benefit eligible position. Appointment is for the period August 1, 2020-July 31, 2020.

To apply, please complete the faculty profile online here and include a CV and cover letter describing’s one’s interest in this position at Creighton.

Applications will begin being reviewed March 6, 2020 (soft deadline). Please send any questions to Andy Gustafson or Alexei Marcoux.

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Creighton University encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds that believe they can contribute to its distinctive educational tradition and mission. Applications from minorities and women scholars are strongly encouraged. Creighton University is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets.

The fellowship is open to recent PhDs in philosophy.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24% (pound: 15lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

Application type: Online
Web address to apply: Click here
Deadline for full consideration: March 6, 2020, 12:00am CST
Hard deadline: April 1, 2020, 11:59pm CST


Web address for more information: Click here
Contact name: Andy Gustafson
Contact email: andrewgustafson at
Contact phone: 402.669.9846