Lecturer – Business Law – University, MO

Lecturer – Business Law

St. Bonaventure University

University, MO


Job description

Job Number: 202000194

St. Bonaventure University School of Business invites applications for a position in Business Law at the Lecturer level.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching, service to the department and university, and leadership potential.

The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Business and engaging in service to the university and profession. Effective teaching, service and professional engagement is required for continued employment.

Examples of Duties
The faculty member will teach courses in accordance with the schedule of classes and following the approved course descriptions and curricular guidelines established by the Faculty and approved by the Dean and the Provost. Non-teaching assignments will include instructional development; academic advising and assisting students; participating in Departmental and University-wide activities; serving on committees and task forces; and other appropriate responsibilities as described in the Faculty Status and Welfare Handbook.

SCHEDULE:          This is an appointed faculty position as governed by the Faculty Status and Welfare Handbook.  Days, occasional evening or weekend hours as required.

In accordance the Faculty Status and Welfare Handbook:


  • Teaching, including the preparation of course syllabi and classes, the preparation and grading of examinations, the supervision of laboratories and other practica, and the direction of theses, honor projects, and independent study work.
  • The maximum instructional load for teaching faculty during the academic year is:
  • Nine (9) credit hours in each of the fall and spring semesters for each person holding the rank of Professor.
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in each of the Fall and Spring semesters for all persons holding the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor.

Academic Advising:

  • Post and observe office hours for purposes of academic advising and student consultation.  Meet with students as needed by appointment.
  • Advise and assist students during the ongoing registration process.
  • Maintain general knowledge of degree requirements, programs and course transfer information.

Institutional Service:

  • Participation in activities (usually through committee work) designed to advance the mission and quality of the University, School, and Departmental programs. Assignments to routine committee work will be made in consideration of other demands placed on the faculty member by the University.
  • Attendance at Department, School, and general Faculty and University meetings including commencements, convocations, and other official University exercises.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Maintain a program of personal and professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic disciplines.
  • Research, publication, and professional activity within one’s field of specialization or otherwise directed towards the University’s mission.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned by the Provost and/or the Dean.
Typical Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school required

Ability to teach online classes would be expected. In addition to business law and legal environment classes, you would also be teaching business ethics (both in traditional and online modes).

How to apply

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St. Bonaventure University is committed to proactively providing equal and equitable opportunity in its admissions, employment, and all educational programs and activities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender expression or identity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected category. St. Bonaventure fosters diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

The University is committed to ensuring that all qualified candidates receive full consideration in the recruitment process and that our policies, procedures and practices remain consistent with this commitment. We do expect that faculty, staff, and students show appreciation for, and respect of, our Catholic, Franciscan mission.

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study.
At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service. 


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