Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Law

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • May 21, 2024
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description


Governors State University's AACSB accredited College of Business seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Law beginning August 16, 2024. This is a 2-year, 12-month, appointment from August 2024 - August 2026. Visiting Assistant Professors will be appointed for a special period of time. This temporary faculty position's primary duties will emphasize teaching responsibilities in Business Law, including undergraduate courses in business law I and business law II for business and accounting students. Other classes may be assigned based on background and experience. This position is not tenure-track and not a part of the faculty bargaining unit.

The visiting professor position reports to the Accounting, Finance, MIS, & Economics Division Chair in the College of Business. Essential responsibilities including teaching 9 courses a year in business law across fall, spring and summer terms. Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references. Please visit the College of Business website for more information about the programs and courses offered for undergraduates and graduates.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area. GovState provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful University Park, Illinois, campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

As a minority-serving institution and emerging Hispanic-serving institution, we encourage interested candidates with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills to apply for this or other open faculty positions. GovState is one of the most diverse universities in the region with a campus culture that values the contributions of every individual and works to ensure that every individual is successful. We are dedicated to building an even more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive workplace, acknowledging that our strength is derived from our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We welcome you to apply and envision how your talents, perspective, and purpose can align with our work.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. is required;
  • Teaching experience (or equivalent);
  • Practice Academic (PA) AACSB qualification status;
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Additional education or credentials such as L.L.M. (Tax), M.S. In Taxation, Master's degree in Accounting, licensed CPA, or Doctoral degree;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate business students;
  • Online teaching experience;
  • Scholarly Academic (SA) AACSB qualification status

Supplemental Information

Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references.  

  • Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  
  • For priority consideration, please submit complete application by June 3, 2024.

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