Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Frank Schrontz Chair of Business Ethics

  • Begins Fall 2015

    Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics invites applications for the Frank Shrontz Chair for Professional Ethics. . The purpose of the Shrontz Chair is to enhance the prestige and visibility of the School as a leader in value and ethical based business leadership education.

    The chair holder will be responsible for teaching four sections of business ethics in a three quarter academic year and will direct the Center for Business Ethics. Activities coordinated through the Center include but are not limited to:

    1. Initiating ethics integration across the business curriculum emphasizing the importance of conversations and giving voice to values
    2. Holding ethics-related conferences at three-year intervals
    3. Coordinating meetings of the Northwest Ethics Network - a group of ethics and compliance officers from companies such as Boeing, Cisco, Holland America Line, Microsoft, and Premera Blue Cross.

    The Center employs two graduate students a year at 40 hours per week.

    The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching as well as demonstrated ability to form relationships with local business community leaders, experience organizing and coordinating conferences on ethics topics related to business and economics, and working with business faculty in the development and integration of ethics into the business/economics curriculum. Finally, candidates should support the missions of the center, school and university.

    Requirements: Tenured Full or Associate Professor

    Established in 1947, The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is home to over 1,600 graduate and undergraduate business students. Our undergraduate, MBA, and LEMBA programs are all nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The MBA and undergraduate programs are also nationally ranked by BusinessWeek, notably recently #3 in sustainability by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Albers is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction earned by less than 5% of business schools world-wide.

    Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Applicants should submit materials online at Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, examples of teaching and research effectiveness, and names/contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Application review will begin July 15th, 2014. Open until filled. Please direct questions to Greg Prussia (

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