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Tenure Track, Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Ethics & Business Law

University of Saint Thomas

Posted 10 months ago



The Department of Ethics and Business Law in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in the area of business law and compliance, beginning in September 2024.  Candidates should demonstrate potential for strong research, excellence in teaching, and desire to engage in culturally responsive service activities that demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The department’s faculty are specialists in ethics, business law, and compliance including research and teaching at their intersection. Our faculty teach core and specialized courses in all OCB programs, including a specialized undergraduate Law & Compliance major and graduate programs in Organizational Ethics and Compliance. 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 Opus College of Business – Ethics & Business Law

The Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The college offers undergraduate, part-time, and specialized MBA, specialized Masters, and graduate certificate programs. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The University of St. Thomas is in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul area, one of the U.S.’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 that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population grew 11% from 2010 – 2020. Census data also show that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the broader United States. 

More information about the Opus College of Business is at Opus College of Business. To learn more about life as a faculty member please visit Life as a Faculty member.

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 (EEO).  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 think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will have a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited Law School, or alternatively, Ph.D. in law or a closely related field.
  • Expertise in compliance [minimum two years experience in compliance] and ability to teach core and elective legal compliance courses and other business law courses.
  • Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience [minimum one academic quarter or semester], with demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching excellence.
  • A strong research agenda with potential to publish high-quality law reviews and 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 There are multiple parts to the application process.  Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload their supplemental application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • A written statement of teaching philosophy (including developing inclusive learning environments) and research interests (uploaded to “Teaching Philosophy” Field)
  • 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, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin scheduling Zoom interviews mid-October 2023. Finalists for this position will be asked for references.  Questions about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dale Thompson.  If you encounter issues with the application process, please email the Office of Human Resources at 

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 9,000+ students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

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