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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Business Law and Ethics

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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Business Law and Ethics

Posting Number:

Fac 2014000758



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Job Description Summary:

Clarkson University’s David D. Reh School of Business invites applications for an Instructor/Assistant Professor in the area of Business Law and Ethics to begin on or around August 1, 2021. With this position, we seek to attract faculty candidates with solid training in business law and ethics (focus areas can include labor and employment law, intellectual property law, corporate law, etc). This is a non-tenure rank, full time faculty position, renewable every three years after a comprehensive performance review. Job responsibilities include teaching courses in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, using multiple delivery formats (including in-person, remote/online and synchronous and asynchronous formats). The selected candidate is expected to contribute toward advancing Reh School’s mission and vision through teaching, scholarship and engagement. With respect to teaching, the selected candidate will teach four courses per semester in law-related areas, including law and society, labor law, business/corporate law, and other related courses. He or she is also expected to produce impactful scholarship that advances the teaching and practice of business law and related fields. Finally, with respect to engagement, the candidate is expected to actively participate in the School’s (and University’s) shared-governance, by serving on relevant faculty committees, advising students in the pre-law program, and be part of our collegial environment. In addition to having the relevant academic credentials and experience, the selected candidate will demonstrate sustained engagement activities necessary for maintaining faculty qualifications, consistent with our AACSB accreditation standards.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To receive full consideration, please submit the complete application package by January 11, 2021. We invite dual career/dual applications since we may also have advertised openings in related business fields (such as innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing). We also strongly encourage and welcome applications from women and minorities in order to foster diversity, equity and inclusion. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to the University’s website at http://www.clarkson.edu/hr. Review of applications will begin immediately.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS SCHOOL: Clarkson University’s David D. Reh School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School’s interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and it’s Healthcare MBA Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Our undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked by US News & World and other publications and reports among the top 100. In particular, undergraduate Global Supply Chain Management Program is consistently ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Clarkson University is a major research institution having attained a high research activity designation from Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We provide comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located in Potsdam, NY, offering easy access to the Adirondack National Park, and Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada. In total, over 3,000 students attend the University. We are members of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley along with our neighboring schools SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact us at [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications:

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the position must hold a Juris Doctor (JD) degree (or equivalent) in a related legal field by the time of the appointment. Seeking membership in, and licensure by professional organization (e.g., New York Bar Association), and intellectual currency through relevant faculty and professional development activities are strongly encouraged and supported.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred applicants will have a documented record of law practice or related experience working in industry, and strong record of teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in business law and related courses and curriculum innovations. Candidates with a record of publishing high-quality scholarship (especially scholarship that advances teaching and pedagogy in business law and ethics) will also be given strong consideration. The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a diverse student population through inclusive course materials and teaching strategies, and they are expected to support the drive to become an anti-racist institution.

Physical Demands:

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

To receive full consideration, please submit the complete application package by January 11, 2021.

Applicants should arrange for and provide contact information for three reference providers. References will be requested at the Campus Interview stage of the application process.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time