Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Information & Analytics - Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Daniels College of Business is the one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of degree programs, including two bachelor degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master degrees and an Executive PhD degree.

Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations and communities through educational experiences, outreach and knowledge creation. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Poets and Quants, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system and a thriving and fast-growing business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.

The Department of Business Information and Analytics merges the disciplines of Information Technology, Statistics and Operations Management into a department focusing on the key needs of todays organizations to create, manage and understand the wealth of information they possess. The Department of BIA offers a Master in Business Analytics, an undergraduate major in business analytics, and minors in statistics and business analytics. Building on a legacy of leadership and first-mover advantage, the Department offers rigorous academic instruction, enjoys strong industry support and has 18 full-time faculty members. The Department is well positioned to be a leader in the developing fields of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.

The Business Information and Analytics Department at the University of Denver (DU) is firmly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. DU strives to contribute to the healing and systemic change required to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and in our community. Candidates must demonstrate the ability or commitment to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of the Practice is a non-tenure track line and is expected to teach eight courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter or spring quarters in the areas of analytics, database, decision processes, and advanced data management. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid, hyflex, and online delivery methods taught during the day, night, or weekend.

The Assistant Professor of the Practice will work collaboratively with the Department Chair to develop and deliver courses in alignment with departmental and college initiatives. In addition, Daniels is preparing to launch a new online MS in Digital Leadership and this position will support this program by teaching approximately half of the load in this program. Topics include digital ethics, privacy, digital strategies, cloud computing, cybersecurity, analytics, robotic process automation, social media analytics, and enabling technologies such as AI and IOT.

At the Assistant Professor of the Practice rank, the appointment is initially a one-year contract, renewable up to an additional two years pending satisfactory performance. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review. Position is expected to begin on September 1, 2022.

Faculty members are expected to participate in department and college faculty meetings and engage in service activities. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility.

Essential Functions

Teaching: The University of Denver follows the quarter system, where classes meet for 10 weeks during the fall, winter and spring quarters followed by a final exam period. There may also be opportunities to teach during the 10-week summer quarter and/or courses in the Colleges online MBA Program. Professors are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and to be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational
topics. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications.

Research and Scholarship: As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is encouraged to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to maintain currency and represent the University and industry; for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications in scholarly or practitioner journals are strongly encouraged. Our innovative environment nurtures many forms of creativity and inquiry.

Service: Faculty are expected to participate in the academic life of the Department of Business Information and Analytics and Daniels College faculty meetings, assurance of learning, curriculum development, and the advising of students. Assistant Professors of the Practice are also encouraged to be professionally engaged through either industry or academic affiliations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Know how to appropriately write, speak, and perform within a diverse, global business environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity which may be demonstrated through involvement and participation in projects and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in business analytics, statistics, information technology, management information systems, decision science, or related discipline. Other degrees (finance, marketing, management, or similar) will be considered with evidence of strong analytical training and/or experience.
  • Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and successes.
  • Experience with teaching or work experience with Database (could include software such as Access or SQL Server and skills such as normalization, ETL, OLTP, OLAP, datawarehousing, etc..).

Preferred Qualifications

  • DBA, Executive PhD, or PhD in Business, Information Systems, or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in multiple areas such analytics, database, decision processes, and advanced data management and also in the areas of digital leadership.
  • Experience in team and experiential learning through class and work and understand the transfer of classroom knowledge/skills to the workforce.
  • Experience working with real businesses and integrating their problems into class scenarios or projects.
  • Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Recent relevant industry experience.
  • Experience learning and teaching others to use new technology.
  • Intellectual contributions to the business community (e.g., consulting, presentations, publications or conference proceedings).
  • Ability to conduct scholarly research which is publishable in quality academic or practitioner outlets.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, February 7th, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $120,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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