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Seattle, WA 98119
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Office of Academic Affairs

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Standard Procedures for Faculty Recruitment

Vacancy Announcement Sample:


Announcement of Vacancy in Business Ethics

Position: Full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor position available September 2011.

Ph.D. in Business Ethics from an AACSB accredited business school or in a closely related field (i.e. Philosophy/ Ethics or Theological Ethics). Successful candidate will be able to engage in normative and constructive engagement with business disciplines and practices through theologically (Christian) informed ethics, have a record of teaching excellence, and show promise of scholarly production. Successful candidate should be capable of teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates must be compatible with SPU’s ecumenical Christian mission. Preference will also be given to candidates who are AACSB “academically qualified” and/or who have relevant industry experience.  Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Regular nine-month load teaching business ethics and other management topics as needed (at both the graduate and undergraduate levels).

Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

About Seattle Pacific University:  Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Christian university, SPU is clearly evangelical, genuinely ecumenical, and distinctively Wesleyan, and seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission. The University is located in a cosmopolitan urban center with rich cultural diversity and is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.

About the School of Business and Economics:  SBE offers three undergraduate majors (accounting, business administration and economics) and two graduate degrees (MBA and MS-ISM). Approximately 10-15% of the students attending SPU are associated with one of SBE’s programs. Nearly all of the School’s 20-25 faculty members have terminal degrees in fields related to their teaching and research and many also have formal theological or ethical education. Faculty are expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. SBE has adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education and is AACSB accredited.

Application Deadline: Applications should be completed no later than November 1, 2010. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement on approximately one page, and other supporting documents. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. All inquiries should be addressed to:

Jeff Van Duzer, Dean

School of Business and Economics

Seattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: (206) 281-xxxx



Last Updated 01/10/11.

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