Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Business Information & Analytics

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

The University of Denver (DU), a private university, is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,900 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1: Doctoral University – very high research activity as a Doctoral/Research University. Financial Times Higher Education, U.S. News, and The Princeton Review have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities and among the top three universities in the state of Colorado. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. It offers a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. DU is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion through involvement and participation in university and college-wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the elite business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Forbes, Princeton Review, Poets & Quants, CEO magazine, etc. The Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

Position Summary

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for one Teaching Professor at the Assistant or Associate rank in the Department of Business Information & Analytics starting January 1, 2023. The Teaching Professor is a non-tenure track line. At the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor 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. Appointment at the Associate level requires approval by the Daniels Practice and Teaching Review (PTR) Committee.

The Department of Business Information and Analytics (BIA) merges the disciplines of Information Systems, Statistics, and Operations Research into a department focusing on the key needs of today’s organizations to create, manage and understand the wealth of information they possess. The Department of BIA offers an MS in Business Analytics, an undergraduate major in business analytics, and minors in statistics and business analytics. Class sizes for the Department of Business Analytics typically range from 15 to 33. The Department currently has nine tenure track faculty and nine teaching and professional faculty (https://daniels.du.edu/business-information-analytics/faculty-staff/). Building on a legacy of leadership and first-mover advantage, the Department offers rigorous academic instruction, enjoys strong industry support, and is home to CAID (the Center for Analytics and Innovation with Data).

Essential Functions

Teaching: DU follows the quarter system, with three, 10-week long academic terms in Fall (early September-late November), Winter (January-mid March), and Spring (Late March-first week of June). The Associate or Full Teaching Professor in the Department of BIA is expected to teach nine courses throughout the academic year, which may include fall, winter, and spring quarters. This position is designed to support teaching of database and data warehousing classes including the use of MS Access, SQL Server (SSMS, SSIS, SSAS), Visual Studio, and PowerBI. Note that teaching needs may also change over time and will be determined by the Department Chair. Other potential teaching opportunities would be in the areas of analytics, programming, project management, advanced data management (AWS, Azure, Hadoop), and decision processes. 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. There may also be opportunities to teach during the 10-week summer quarter and/or courses in the online MBA Program for additional compensation.

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 meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications.

Service: Faculty are expected to participate in the academic life of the Department of BIA and Daniels College faculty meetings, assurance of learning, curriculum development, and the informal advising of students.

Research and Scholarship: Intellectual contributions are valued, however, research and publications are not a core component of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in management information systems, information technology, business analytics, decision science, or related discipline. Other degrees (finance, marketing, management, or similar) will be considered with evidence of strong database training and/or experience
  • Experience with teaching one or more of the following types of technical topics: MS Excel, Programming (such as R, Python, etc.), or Database (such as Access, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in database.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or DBA in management information systems, information technology, business analytics, decision science, or related discipline. Other degrees (finance, marketing, management, or similar) will be considered with evidence of strong database training and/or experience
  • Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or activities that promote diversity and equal opportunity (examples include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups or activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring/advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.)

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 9th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu 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 $70,000-$80,000.

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.

Benefits:
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
3. Teaching statement including a list of courses taught and a summary of teaching evaluation scores

The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: https://www.du.edu/equity. For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email inclusion@du.edu and/or visit https://duvpfa.du.edu/faculty-resources/prospective-faculty/

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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