The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in its Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics.  The Department has nineteen full-time faculty who teach a wide variety of business-oriented courses in law and ethics in the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs and whose research is regularly published in leading journals.  The Wharton School has one of the largest and best-published business school faculties in the world.  In addition, the school has a global reach and perspective, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to business issues (embracing ten academic departments and over twenty research centers). 

Applicants must have either a Ph.D., J.D., or both, from an accredited institution (an expected completion date no later than July 1, 2018, for the Ph.D. is acceptable) and a demonstrated interest in ethical issues relevant to business -- for example, the nature of corporate responsibility, the ethical significance of markets, sustainability, business philanthropy, manipulation and deception in advertising, just compensation, etc. We welcome applications from people with training in the humanities, the social sciences, and/or law. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2017.

Please submit electronically your letter of introduction, c.v., and one article or writing sample in PDF format by November 1, 2016.  Some decisions for interviews will be made before the deadline; so candidates are encouraged to apply early.  

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Questions may be addressed to Tamara English, lgstrecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications are no longer being accepted.

The Wharton Ethics & Legal Studies Ph.D Program invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We expect that the Fellowship will aid scholars in developing research and teaching careers in business ethics and legal studies. We will consider applications from a variety of backgrounds, including philosophy, the social sciences, and law.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. (expected completion by June 30, 2016 is acceptable) from an accredited institution.  Applicants are expected to show outstanding capacity for research as well as excellent communication skills.

Postdocs will take an active part in the intellectual life of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, which has nineteen standing faculty members working on diverse issues in business from the perspectives of law, moral philosophy, political theory, sociology, history and anthropology. The Department holds regular colloquia and workshops in which Postdocs will be expected to participate. Postdocs will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars across the School and across the University.

The Wharton School is one of the world’s leading business schools. Postdocs will gain exposure to the business school culture and its distinctive approaches to teaching at both the MBA and undergraduate level. We ask that Postdocs teach one course each year.

The duration of the Fellowship is two years. Compensation is competitive.  The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2016 and is contingent upon funding.

If you wish to apply, please submit electronically your letter of application, c.v., writing sample, and a statement of your proposed research project in pdf format by December 31, 2015.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by November 10.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




 Applications are no longer being accepted.

The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School seeks to hire Lecturers.   Candidates are expected to have a deep knowledge of the law and an interest in teaching undergraduate or MBA students.  As excellence in teaching is the primary criteria for this position, applicants must have outstanding communication skills. Applicants must have a degree from an accredited institution.

Note that lecturers are not eligible for tenure, and do not have voting rights in the department or the school. The position may be renewed based upon the needs of the department.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of introduction and curriculum vita along with teaching evaluations (if available) to Tamara English, Academic Administrator, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, 3730 Walnut Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.