Associate or Full Professor and Director

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9706/J0616

Job Description

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate or Full Professor position to serve as the Director of the Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy ( The position would be effective July 1, 2017.

Given the foundational role of ethics in Questrom’s strategy, the Susilo Institute Directorship is an important leadership position at the School.  The Director will develop and execute a vision for the Institute, and oversee and facilitate the balanced pursuit of three interdependent purposes laid out in the Institute charter:

  • Sponsoring and advancing world-class research on global and cross-cultural business ethics, drawing upon and bridging Eastern and Western perspectives
  • Encouraging pedagogical innovation to transform how ethics is taught in business schools
  • Bridging academic and practitioner communities to foster dialogue and develop the next general of ethical global leaders

The successful candidate should demonstrate contributions to and leadership credentials in the Institute’s focus areas of research, teaching, and outreach. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of intellectual leadership and a track record of producing original and impactful scholarly work on ethics as pertains to organizations. Consistent with the Director role, the successful candidate should have a sensibility for Institute development; exceptional administrative skills; strong networking skills across industry, policy maker, and academic audiences; a global mindset and resonance with the Institute’s mission of “bridging East and West”; willingness to lead global annual symposia events; and comfort in supporting fund raising efforts in the Dean’s Office. Since the role includes responsibilities for curricular oversight, candidates should also demonstrate a proven record of performance and innovation in the classroom. 

Although the position will be based in the Organizational Behavior department, we embrace ethics as a multidisciplinary field and welcome applicants from a range of academic disciplines including, but not limited to management, organizational behavior, psychology, and sociology. An inter-disciplinary sensibility is preferred. A Ph.D. degree is required.   

Required Skills


Interested candidates should send the following by email to Professor Kristin Smith-Crowe, Chair of the Search Committee, at

  • Cover letter stating interest and qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research and teaching statements
  • Representative publications in the ethics domain

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.