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Clinical Position in Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas

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Clinical Faculty in Ethics and Business Law


The Ethics and Business Law Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites applications for a full-time, clinical faculty position in the area of business ethics beginning in September 2022. Clinical appointments will be 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, supporting student experiential learning activities, and engagement with and outreach to the business community around business ethics.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: 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. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The Opus College of Business employs a mission-driven approach to management education and delivers a diverse portfolio of offerings including undergraduate, MBA, and specialized graduate business programs. The Ethics and Business Law Department consists of faculty members with a range of teaching and research expertise in a myriad of fields related to law, ethics and business responsibility who share a dedication to the College’s mission and desire for a culture of collegiality. More information about the department can be found at



PhD or doctorate in business ethics or another closely related field (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent).  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and engaging in service to the Ethics and Business Law Department, the Opus College of Business and the University of St. Thomas. Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.

Candidates should show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and professional development of students and other stakeholders and to remain current in the field through professional practice, content creation, and engagement with the community. Doing so entails a commitment to the departmental goal to be a leading center for education and scholarly inquiry into contemporary issues of business ethics and compliance. 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.”


How to Apply

In order to be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at There are multiple parts to the application process.  Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload their supplemental application materials:

  1. Curriculum vitae or resume
  2. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness to include a statement detailing teaching experience and student evaluations

Please do not upload any additional documents into the other available fields within the candidate profile at this time.  Further application materials may be requested at a later date, but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time.

After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the opportunity.

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by December 10, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Harry Van Buren, Koch Endowed Chair of Business Ethics, at  If you encounter issues with the application process, please email the Office of Human Resources at

By December 8, 2021, all University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons.


About the University of St Thomas

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000+ students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer