University of Minnesota Duluth
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
Department of Management Studies
Tenure Track Position in Management Information Systems/Business Analytics
JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor if the candidate has a doctoral degree; Instructor if ABD
APPOINTMENT START DATE: Appointment begins August 19, 2024; classes begin August 26, 2024
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Review of complete applications will begin on November 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-Time, 9-month, tenure track position in the Department of Management Studies in the area of Management Information Systems/Business Analytics.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty position in the area of Management Information Systems/Business Analytics at the Instructor (if ABD)/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2024. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics such as introduction to MIS, database management, information security, and data visualization. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. Future teaching loads will be determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the administration and the faculty union. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individual is also required to create knowledge and conduct research in the area of Management Information Systems and/or Business Analytics resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and working with related student organizations and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person regularly in the life of the school.
The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the school’s programs. There are 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Health Care Management, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through the Bureau of Business and Economic Research activities. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found on LSBE’s website at http://lsbe.d.umn.edu.
Duluth, with a population of approximately 86,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. As a popular tourist destination, Duluth is visited by 6.5 million people annually, accounting for a $950 million economic impact. Duluth is also the hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota and is home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.
- Applicants must be ABD (with their doctoral dissertation defended by December 1, 2024), or a doctoral degree from an accredited university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, or closely related fields. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during their program.
- Candidates must have experience as an instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course.
- Effective communication skills.
- Applicants must exhibit abilities, skills, and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of Management Information Systems/Business Analytics.
- Strong evidence of potential for scholarship is essential. The applicant must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing a research stream in the field of Management Information Systems and/or Business Analytics.
- The candidate must be qualified as a Scholarly Academic (SA) according to LSBE’s faculty qualification categories: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GbNhdtIcaSZdmaeTlW8DnjcnnFJ7Hlu9/view
- PhD in Management Information Systems and/or Business Analytics from a school/college accredited by AACSB or EQUIS with a curricular emphasis in the field of Management Information Systems/Business Analytics.
- Experience teaching Management Information Systems/Business Analytics courses at the college level to a diverse group of students.
- Full-time industry work experience in MIS/BA related fields.
- Published in peer-reviewed journals in the Management Information Systems/Business Analytics area.
- Demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, external applicants please visit https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/358068 and internal applicants please visit https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/358068
Applicants must upload required documents as PDF attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application:
- Current Resume/curriculum vitae [follow prompt for additional attachments after Resume section],
- Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
- Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial),
- A statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community,
- Teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information. The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications on November 6, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Xin Liang, Chair-Screening Committee
Department of Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
385A LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-726-6962; Fax: 218-726-7578
Email: [email protected]
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.
If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.
DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching its employees’ employment experience and supporting the academic mission. The University is an equal opportunity educator and employer and is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully completing a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.