GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Robinson College of Business, Department of Risk Management & Insurance
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN LEGAL STUDIES
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Legal Studies in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. While we are open to hiring at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor), we are primarily interested in applications from entry level and untenured laterals. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2023. The salary level, benefits, and course-load for this position are competitive.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a J.D. (or equivalent) or a PhD from an accredited institution (or both). We seek excellent researchers and teachers with a commitment to business-relevant scholarship. While we welcome applications from candidates in all areas of business law, the department has a particular interest in scholars whose work engages issues related to any of the following areas: technology and innovation; legal ethics; artificial intelligence; law and economics; insurance; privacy; cybersecurity; environment and climate risk.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: The mission of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University is to better understand how risks faced by individuals, institutions, and societies can be more accurately measured and more efficiently managed. Faculty members have risk-related research interests including legal risk, behavioral economics, experimental methods, actuarial science, mathematical finance, econometrics, household finance, corporate decision making, and insurance economics, among others. The department is one of the oldest and most influential risk management programs in the U.S. and has a distinguished history of serving students, alumni, and the risk management profession for more than 60 years; it is currently rated #4 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of RMI programs. The department’s legal studies faculty teach courses in business law to undergraduates, MBAs and Executive MBAs.
Georgia State University is an enterprising public research institution in Atlanta and a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities. In its 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” edition, U.S. News & World Report ranks GSU first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university. Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Southeast with a mission “to prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society.” The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs, 11 undergraduate majors, and a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program. Robinson also has broad and deep relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, legal analytics, operations, and social media.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23860 and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief research statement, sample publication or working paper, and contact information for three references (including email addresses). The department will reach out to your references at the appropriate time in the process and may request recommendation letters from those candidates who reach the final stages of the process. Please note in your cover letter that you are applying for the tenure-track Legal Studies position. Applications received by January 6, 2023, are assured of consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Questions related to the position should be sent to Professor Deepa Varadarajan, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org (but please do not send application materials to this e-mail address). The position is contingent upon final budget approval by the university.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups.