Assistant Professor in Business Law #20228TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Finance and Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration anticipates a tenure-track opening in business law at the rank of assistant professor effective fall 2022. 

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate business law courses; conducting research leading to scholarly publications as recognized by the college in the area of business law; and providing service to the students at Texas State University, the department, the college, and the profession.  All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications          

  • Earned Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited school of law; 
  • Minimum of three (3) years full-time, non-academic experience in position(s) that require a J.D.; 
  • Active research agenda that demonstrates the potential for continued publication; and 
  • Demonstrative record of scholarly publications commensurate with experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching law at the university or law-school level;
  • Membership and participation as a member of a law school law review or moot court team;
  • Experience as a law clerk at an appellate court or federal district court; 
  • An undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university, or other relevant postgraduate degrees.

Application Procedures          

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before October 1, 2021:

  • A letter of application;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • Evidence of research potential;
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available); and
  • Two (2) letters of reference.   

As part of our application process, we are requesting two (2) letters of reference.  Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application.  Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.  Applicants are highly recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a timely manner.  Letters of recommendation will be required prior to interviews.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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