Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions in Business Law and Business Ethics

The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. We welcome candidates working in any business-relevant area of law and/or ethics, but we are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Technology / artificial intelligence
  • Corporate law / governance / purpose / responsibility
  • Law and ethics of markets (antitrust / bankruptcy / consumer law)
  • Inequality and discrimination
  • Bioethics / health law
  • Energy / environment / climate

The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2025. Information about the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department and the research expertise of its current faculty may be found at: https://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have either a JD (or equivalent) or a PhD from an accredited institution or both (expected PhD completion by June 30, 2026 is acceptable). We seek outstanding researchers and teachers with a commitment to business-relevant scholarship. The Department’s faculty hold graduate degrees in a variety of areas, including law, philosophy, sociology, history, psychology, and political science. They teach courses in business ethics and law to undergraduates, MBAs, Executive MBAs, and PhD students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications, including a cover letter, a brief research statement or summary, curriculum vitae, and your job talk paper may be submitted online.

We encourage early submission of applications, as they will be reviewed as they arrive until our deadline of November 1, 2024.

Please apply at this link

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact: lgstrecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu

Lecturer Positions in Business Law and Business Ethics

Applications are not currently 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.