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Director of Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and Professor of Practice

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

Director of Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and Professor of Practice

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Director of Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and Professor of Practice at Belmont University.

Employment Type


Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)


College of Business



Primary Duties and

The Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University is seeking applications from distinguished professionals whose expertise and experience qualifies them for a joint appointment as the Director of the Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Professor of Practice beginning August 1, 2024.

The Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics seeks to bring people together in the discussion of business ethics, helps empower business leaders to face the current crisis in business ethics, and educates ethical business leaders for a better society. The Center’s focus is to develop practical approaches to enable people to deal successfully with the tough ethical issues and decisions they face in the workplace. A major goal of the Center is to develop ethical leadership which will strengthen organizations as they seek to build and nurture ethical cultures.

The Director shall be a visionary in spirit and is charged with seeking to grow the Center’s impact by taking it to the next level; communicating the Center’s mission to internal and external stakeholders; engaging with external constituencies to raise Center visibility; planning and executing Center programming; recruiting and managing the Center’s advisory board; managing Center operations and budget; and fostering Center student extracurricular activities.

A Professor of Practice is responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate business ethics courses, mentoring students, participating in committee service, participating in college and university meetings, and collaborating in areas directly related to ethics; teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Joint Job responsibilities include:
  • Serve as a visionary leader to build upon the Center’s strong reputation and move the Center to the next level.
  • Increase the visibility of the Center to strengthen its campus-wide and community impact.
  • Serve as strategic leader to plan, execute, and communicate Center speaker series programming.
  • Communicate and advance the missions of the Center and the Jack C. Massey College of Business of cultivating impactful leaders who are recognized for their business expertise and moral clarity.
  • Manage the Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics advisory board.
  • Recruit, maintain, and collaborate with community and university partners.
  • Foster student extracurricular activities including the annual Stetson Business Ethics Case Competition, Student Center for Public Trust, and the Harry N. Hollis Student of Integrity Essay Contest.
  • Maintain Center database and engagement opportunities including recruitment of new members.
  • Manage Center operations and staff.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by monitoring funds allocated to operations.
    Identify and implement new Center initiatives.
  • Develop and teach Business Ethics courses each semester.
  • Serve as a student mentor.
  • Participate in University and College meetings.
  • Serve on University and College committees.
  • Perform other job-related tasks as needed.
Review of applications will begin May 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Required Qualifications :

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:

  • Form diverse leaders of character;
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service;
  • And be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
The ideal candidate will have a history of teaching experience and leadership excellence; a strong reputation with impeccable integrity; a collaborative leadership style; and demonstrated leadership in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Required Education Master Degree required MBA preferred.

Required Experience Experienced professor with 5-10 years in a leadership or executive role; While teaching at the university level is not required, a minimum of 1-2 years of developing and delivering instruction is preferred.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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