Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics, Gary W. Rollins College of Business

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Other Business & Management
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Full Time

Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics

Gary W. Rollins College of Business

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications and nominations for the Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics to start in August 2022. This newly established, endowed Chair is expected to develop and strengthen business ethics in the curriculum, conduct research in the area of business ethics, collaborate with top scholars in the field of ethics education, sponsor ethics conferences and seminars, and encourage other faculty members and administrators to explore methods to better incorporate and strengthen business ethics education at UTC. The Chair will also be expected to take a leadership position in proactively engaging with the corporate community and other external stakeholders (e.g., local and/or regional government) to advance business ethics education, awareness, and/or pursue shared priorities and goals. The Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics will serve as a tenured faculty member appointed at the rank of Professor in one of the college’s four departments and will teach courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels.


Qualified applicants must have a PhD or other terminal degree in business, ethics, or a closely related field, and be a nationally recognized scholar with an active research record in business ethics that supports the appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in the Rollins College of Business at UTC. In addition, qualified applicants must have excellent teaching experience and abilities in the area of business ethics. Qualified applicants must also have previous experience working collaboratively with other faculty and staff to advance business ethics education.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • One Sample Research Paper
  • A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three references

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before October 31, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

About the Rollins College of Business

The College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UTC from Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. The $40 million gift established the Rollins College of Business as the first named college at UTC. Mr. Rollins was a graduate of the business school and is vice chairman and CEO of Rollins, Inc. a NYSE corporation with holdings that include Orkin, the world’s largest pest control company.

The mission of the Rollins College of Business is to provide quality educational programs that produce academically-prepared and business-world ready graduates for a competitive global environment. The Rollins College of Business at UTC has long-standing AACSB accreditation, and the Department of Accounting is separately accredited by AACSB. The Rollins College of Business has approximately 2,000 undergraduate students in accounting, business analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, marketing, and management, and 300 graduate students in the MBA, Master of Science in Data Analytics, and Master of Accountancy programs. The college also offers minors in business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance, promotion, and sales. The Rollins College of Business is organized into four Departments (Accounting, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship) with 65 full-time faculty. The Decosimo Success Center in the RCOB provides outstanding support to students in the areas of academic advisement, experiential learning, and career development.

About the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of approximately 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The four academic colleges and the graduate school of the University offer 45 baccalaureate degrees with 101 program concentrations; 13 graduate certificate programs with 36 program concentrations; 20 master’s programs with 47 program concentrations, an education specialist program with four program concentrations, and five doctoral degrees with six program concentrations. Two additional units are led by deans: the Honors College and the Library. UTC has ten Chairs of Excellence, and an array of endowed professorships. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.

About Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in southeast Tennessee near the Georgia border. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com are located in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga area is also an entrepreneurship hotbed for the southeast, and CNBC recently listed Chattanooga as one of the best cities in the nation for start-ups. In addition, the UTC campus adjoins the recently established Innovation District of Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Lookout Mountain, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee River, Civil War battlefield sites, and the African American Museum bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, Ironman Chattanooga, and the Southern Writers Conference. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang gliding, bass fishing, climbing, hiking, and caving expeditions. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.


Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Christopher Plouffe, Chair of the Search Committee, at Chris-Plouffe@utc.edu , 423-425-1747.

Additional information on the Rollins College of Business, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Chattanooga can be found at the following links:



The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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