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Instructor of Business Law

University of Mississippi

Job Description

The Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time Instructional Assistant Professor to teach business law to undergraduate students starting in August, 2023.


Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in BUS 250 business law, the regulation for entrepreneurship, law related to entrepreneurship, or other courses as assigned by the Dean of the School of Business Administration and Chair of the Department of Management. This teaching load for this position will be 4/3 (12 credit hours in the fall and 9 credit hours in the spring), with the option to teach summer courses for additional pay subject to course and funding availability.


Additionally, this position will be responsible for the simple coordination of the business law courses (BUS 250) across all the sections currently offered. The instructor will be asked to work with the management department chair to ensure that various sections (nearly 14 currently) are reasonably consistent in quality and content.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have earned a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university. Preference for applicants who have relevant professional experience related to the legal environment of business; prior teaching experience in business law; demonstrated familiarity with technology and entrepreneurial ventures.


Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is achieved. Apply online (only) at https://careers.olemiss.edu. Applications cannot be accepted in any other format. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and evidence of effective teaching. At least three references will be required from candidates invited to campus. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Richard Gentry, 372 Holman Hall, School of Business Administration, PO Box 1848, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848 (rjgentry@olemiss.edu).

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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