University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business

By June 30, 2015 May 9th, 2016 News, Updates

University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business

Position Announcement: Ethics & Business Law Faculty (Tenure Track – Open Rank)



The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, Department of Ethics and Business Law seeks candidates for a tenure-track, open-rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full professor) in Business Ethics starting in Fall 2016.

The department’s faculty are specialists in ethics and business law, including research and teaching at the intersection between them. It has one of the largest 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 Opus College of Business ranks in the top quartile of all AACSB-accredited graduate business programs listed in the most recent ?Best Graduate Schools? rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. 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 while leaving you with many resources to learn about graduate school programs after finishing your course.



Candidates should meet basic qualifications for the position, including 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, a commitment to research and professional engagement, and strong interpersonal skills are required. Teaching experience and research record should be commensurate with rank sought.

In addition, successful candidates will bring areas of teaching and research specialty that complement and/or integrate those of existing faculty. They may specialize in normative and/or empirical research. They should have a strong record or show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the department, college, university, and business community. 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.?

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.

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, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), 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 UST?, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.


UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applications should be submitted online at

Please upload: (1) CV; (2) scholarly/professional writing sample; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and, (5) references (uploaded into the Additional Documents 1, 2, and 3 fields). Applicants will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning in mid-August of 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Christopher Michaelson, Associate Professor of Ethics and Business Law, at