Job: University of North Carolina Charlotte


Professorship in Business Ethics

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The Belk College of Business, the Department of Philosophy, and the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics of the University of North Carolina Charlotte invite applications for the Jule and Marguerite Surtman Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, beginning August 2008. The Surtman Professor will have a joint appointment in the Belk College (tenure home) and in the Philosophy Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. He or she also will be a Senior Associate of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.

Qualifications for this appointment include a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Management, or a suitably related business field, and a distinguished research record in business ethics that warrants appointment to a tenured, endowed professorship. The ideal candidate will provide leadership in business ethics at UNC Charlotte by enhancing or creating relationships with the business community and by participating in symposia, curricula, and research programs for students and professionals. The anticipated teaching load for the Surtman Professor is three courses a year in business ethics and related topics.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive, doctoral-level state university located in the second largest financial center in the U.S., with over 21,000 students and 800 full-time faculty members. Accredited by AACSB International, the Belk College of Business’s nearly 3000 students have access to 87 full-time faculty members and to a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Philosophy has 14 full-time faculty members and offers an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics. The Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, led by the Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics, Dr. Rosemarie Tong, hosts the annual Barnhardt Seminar on Ethics and the World of Business. Please visit the university’s website ( for more information on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Belk College of Business, the Philosophy Department, and the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.

Application: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Interested individuals should complete an online application at and attach the following documents:

  1. Application letter.
  2. A current and complete vita.
  3. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) references.

Review of applications will begin on or before August 1, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position should be addressed to Dr. Peter Davis, Chair of the Surtman Professorship Search Committee,

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.