Business Law – Full-time Faculty

  • Business
  • Business Law
  • Faculty
  • Jackson, TN

Website Union University

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for teaching assigned courses, fulfilling departmental, school/college, and university-wide faculty responsibilities, and maintaining an appropriate level of scholarship.

The McAfee School of Business (MSB) is an AACSB accredited school with undergraduate, MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Graduate Certificate offerings. Evangelical faith is central to our mission of developing leaders to fulfill their purpose in Christ and society. The MSB supports a strong commitment to teaching, research, and community and generates high quality programs with innovative offerings through an excellent team of coworkers. The MSB is breaking ground for a new innovative building that will house business, computer science, and engineering in 2025.

Essential Job Duties:


1. Teach a full-time load of undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g. MBA), in content areas including business law and ethics. Additional consideration given for coverage of accounting and tax. Instructional responsibilities include: designing curriculum through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies; the development of activities and assignments which support lesson objectives; the development of critical thinking skills; delivering instruction using both traditional and online methods; and integration of faith-based principles in courses.

2. Facilitate/guide the progress of students toward achievement of course, program, and career outcomes by clearly planning and defining clear course outcomes and advising students in their career and academic plans.

3. Assign grades and maintain student records in accordance with FERPA regulations. Submit grades and records by established deadlines.

4. Demonstrate interest in the personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.

5. Maintain regular on-campus office hours as posted on the office door [or Canvas] for student accessibility outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success, life goals, and spiritual development.

6. Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

7. Submit budget requests and post textbook information for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.

8. Participate in assessment activities associated with taught courses by collecting data on student learning outcomes when appropriate and engaging in department activities associated with the analysis and application of those data for the purposes of continuous improvement of the program.

Professional Development

1. Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, within the subject discipline, in the academic profession.

2. Remain current in academic or program discipline, including participation in professional organizations and scholarly activities; attending and presenting at professional conferences meetings, workshops, and/or conventions; and maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.

3. Maintain appropriate scholarship level and produce published research in peer-reviewed publications towards the maintenance of Scholarly Academic or related status.

4. Continue to develop online teaching methods, including broadening skills using Canvas, Turnitin, Studio, and other virtual classroom tools. Continue to improve online instruction and update content periodically.


1. Participate in the life of the University, which may take the form of sponsorship or chaperonage of student organizations or activities and attendance at academic, cultural, and athletic events.

2. Serve on university committees as assigned and on McAfee School of Business standing or ad-hoc committees, advisory boards, and hiring committees as designated by the dean.

3. Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings. Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.

4. Participate in religious emphases and activities sponsored by the University for personal enrichment and as an example and encouragement to colleagues and to students, including regular attendance at Chapel services.

5. Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.

6. Be available to faculty and students for consultation in one’s area of expertise.

7. Assist with Pre-Registration, Registration, and New Student Orientation as assigned.

8. Participate in convocation and commencement exercises, as well as other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.

9. Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students.

10. Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort within the school.

11. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate or an equivalent advanced degree. Demonstrated evidence of quality teaching and the ability to produce high quality scholarship, primarily in terms of quality peer review journal articles and a robust research agenda or significant professional engagement activities.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in legal practice and in teaching business law, ethics, and tax.

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