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The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business and Economics

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business and Economics


Position Description

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY’S Brennan School of Business (BSB) announces a search for an

outstanding international faculty and scholar to join the school to serve as The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business and Economics for one academic semester. This position was established with a philanthropic investment of $1.5 million, to build the academic profile and research capacity of the Brennan School of Business. It allows the school to recruit annually, for a one or two academic semesters, a recognized faculty member to collaborate with, and mentor, Brennan faculty in areas of scholarship consistent with the strategic priorities of the school. Brennan seeks to host outstanding international researchers from premier academic institutions, partner universities, AACSB accredited institutions, or Academy of International Business (AIB) members.


As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices.


Duties and Responsibilities

The primary purpose of The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business and Economics is to bring research expertise and scholarly recognition to the Brennan School of Business. During and beyond the Chair holder’s on-campus residency, he/she will be expected to provide contributions from among the following, to be determined at the time of recruitment:


  1. Collaborate on at least one major research project with a Brennan School of Business faculty member.
  2. Share teaching expertise with Brennan’s faculty members through the Dialogues on Teaching.
  3. Share research expertise with Brennan’s faculty members through the Dialogues on Research.
  4. Prepare and deliver, in collaboration with a Brennan faculty member, a presentation of their joint research efforts at an academic conference.
  5. Participate as a presenter in one of Brennan’s outreach efforts to share his/her areas of research expertise with business and community leaders.
  6. Submit for publication an article to a Peer Reviewed Journal (PRJ) with a Brennan faculty member.
  7. When appropriate, the Chair may engage in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level –whether as a guest lecturer or as the teacher-of-record in, for example, an intensive seminar-like course.


Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must have a terminal degree in Business or Economics. Preference in selecting the Chair holder will be given to faculty with teaching and research expertise in Economics. However, applicants with expertise in one of the following academic disciplines will also be considered and are encouraged to apply: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing.


Term of Appointment

The term of appointment for the holder of The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business and Economics will be to work on-campus for one or two academic semesters. Currently, we are recruiting with the expectation of an on-campus residency during the Fall 2023 (August 15 to December 15, 2023) or the Spring 2024 (January 15 to May 15, 2024).



The Carroll Chair holder will receive a competitive monthly stipend to support travel, accommodation, research, and personal expenses.


Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.



Fully accredited by AACSB-International, the Brennan School of Business enrolls approximately 400 undergraduate business majors and over 100 graduate business students within the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM), and Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) programs. The Brennan School of Business is currently in the process of developing an international network of collaborations with other premier universities in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. This network of international partners is expected to allow the Brennan School of Business to facilitate student and faculty exchanges, research collaborations, and non-degree and joint degree program offerings.


Nominations, Applications, and Inquires:

Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a substantive statement of interest addressing the candidate’s qualifications. Please address your application to: Roberto Curci, Dean, Brennan School of Business, and submit it online at For inquiries, please contact Dean Curci at


Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of

building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.


Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


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