University of Connecticut — Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Business & Human Rights

INTRODUCTION

The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Business and Human Rights to begin in Fall 2021.  The Department of Business has approximately 130 faculty members, 2,676 undergraduate students and 2,096 graduate students.

This faculty position will focus on the intersection of business and human rights broadly understood, including, but not limited to, environmental and social sustainability, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The position will reside in the department/discipline of the successful candidate’s research and teaching domains, including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing/Business Law, and Operations and Information Management. The successful candidate will collaborate on the development and implementation of research, curricular, and public engagement activities with faculty affiliated with the Human Rights Institute and the Business and Human Rights Initiative (a joint partnership of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the School of Business, and the Human Rights Institute). See the following links for more information about the Human Rights Institute (https://humanrights.uconn.edu) and the Business and Human Rights Initiative (https://businessandhumanrights.uconn.edu).

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to publishing high quality research in premier journals in their discipline with the intersection of business and human rights as part of their research agenda, to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to the development of innovative courses in business and human rights, and to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in their professional development. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to scholarship and professional outreach so as to maintain faculty qualifications under AACSB guidelines; to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; to demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into relevant course content; and to contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Ph.D. degree, J.D. degree, or equivalent terminal degree in a business discipline or a related field at the time of hire. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Demonstrated potential to establish an active scholarly research agenda at the intersection of business and human rights broadly understood.
  • Evidence of strong scholarship within the candidate’s discipline.
  • Promise of teaching excellence at the university level.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated collegiality.
  • Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor should possess a record of research, teaching, and outreach and service commensurate with the rank they are seeking.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An active scholarly research agenda at the intersection of business and human rights broadly understood.
  • An established record of scholarly productivity at the intersection of business and human rights broadly understood.
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate or graduate teaching incorporating business and human rights
  • Evidence of service contributions to the department, school, university discipline, and/or the field of business and human rights.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with a start date of August 23, 2021 that will be located primarily at the Storrs campus, with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Rank, eligibility for tenure, and compensation package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16575 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page teaching statement with attached teaching evaluations.
  • A one-page research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.).
  • A one-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.).
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by September 18, 2020.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Prof. Stephen Park, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to stephen.park@uconn.edu (search #494678).

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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