Tenure Track - Assistant Professor, Ethics and Business Law

Posted Date 4 months ago(8/1/2022 12:05 PM)
Number of Openings
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Opus College of Business - OCB
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The Ethics and Business Law Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business [OCB] invites applications for a full-time, tenure track (Assistant Professor) position in the area of business ethics beginning in September 2023.


The department’s faculty are specialists in ethics and business law, including research and teaching at the intersection between them. Our faculty teach core and specialized courses in all OCB programs, including a specialized undergraduate compliance major. We are excited to welcome a colleague who wants to join an institution where collaborative, creative, and interdisciplinary inquiry are encouraged. More information about the department can be found at https://business.stthomas.edu/faculty-research/departments/ethics-business-law/.


The Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, employs a mission-driven approach to management education, and delivers a diverse portfolio of offerings including undergraduate, MBA, and specialized graduate business programs.


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.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our 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.





Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or doctorate in Business Ethics or another closely related field.
  • Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in business ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching excellence.
  • A strong research agenda in normative and/or empirical business ethics research with potential to publish high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • A commitment to engaging in service to the Ethics and Business Law Department, the Opus College of Business, and the University of St. Thomas.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this opportunity, interested applicants must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. 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. A written statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. The teaching philosophy section should speak to how the applicant works to develop inclusive learning environments (uploaded to “Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests” Field).
  3. A sample of scholarly writing.

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 September 30, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin scheduling Zoom interviews mid-October 2022. Questions about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Christopher Michaelson, Opus Distinguished Professor of Principled Leadership, at cmmichaelson@stthomas.edu. If you encounter issues with the application process, please email the Office of Human Resources at EMPLOYMENT@stthomas.edu. 


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.


The University of St. Thomas is in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul area, one of the nation’s top 25 metro areas. Combine that with a visible corporate presence of seventeen Fortune 500 headquarters plus a diversified list of other companies with offices in the metro area, and you have a very strong, supportive business community that attracts bright, talented, people. A recent study found the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population grew nearly 8% from 2010 – 2017. Census data also shows that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the broader United States.


Official job posting is available at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.

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