Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Management

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

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position in the Department of Management starting September 1, 2023.

The Management Department is an academic unit of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1: Doctoral/Research University with very high research activity. Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report have ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities.

The Daniels College of Business is the one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, and is eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. Holding AACSB accreditation since 1923, the College offers a variety of majors and minors. Degree programs include two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. Its faculty, staff and students 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, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes.

The Management Department, consisting of 17 full-time faculty members, offers an undergraduate BSBA major in management, a management minor, an MS in Management, and provides core classes for the MBA, executive PhD, and other degree programs within the College. The Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Management Department Chair, the successful candidate will have responsibility for teaching courses and researching topics within the field of management and contributing to service responsibilities.

We are open to applicants from all areas of management, including organizational behavior, strategic management, organization theory, human resource management, and leadership. 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.

Essential Functions


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 area of management. Courses may be undergraduate, graduate, and executive education level using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night and weekend classes.

The Assistant Professor of the Practice is expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and participate in curriculum and pedagogy development, which might include establishing learning objectives and syllabi. Teachers are also responsible for timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzing, instructional assessment, and professional development in educational topics.

Research, Scholarship, or Creative Work:

As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is expected to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to maintain intellectual currency and represent the University and Daniels towards industry. For example, research activities might involve publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, speaking engagements, presentations or keynotes, research presentations at conferences for an academic or practitioner-based audience, etc.


Faculty members are expected to participate in department and college faculty meetings and engage in service activities. Additionally, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is encouraged to be professionally engaged through either industry or academic affiliations and to help serve on committees, curricula design, and assurance of learning, and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

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 both 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 inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Required Qualifications

  • Achievement of Scholarly Academic (SA) status per the college’s AACSB policy. This may be met by 1) Attaining a terminal degree (DBA or Ph.D.) in business or a closely related field after September 1, 2019, or expected to be earned by June 2024 (significant process toward graduation must be demonstrated), or 2) If a terminal degree was earned before September 2019, candidates should have an active scholarly record with two peer-reviewed publications accepted within the past 4 years or in progress for publication before June 2024.
  • Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and leadership successes in human resource roles and/or other key organizational roles.
  • Demonstrated potential teaching, mentoring, or training excellence in an area of management or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence.
  • Strong English communication skills (written and oral).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active in the business community (e.g., through association memberships, consulting, and presentations).
  • PhD or DBA from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution.
  • 10 years of professional experience in management roles.
  • Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in teaching graduate and undergraduate business courses.
  • Experience learning and teaching others to use new technology.
  • Ability to engage with industry partners for advancing the College’s mission.

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Ability to sit or stand in front of a classroom for an extended period of time.
3. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule

While the University’s administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University’s academic calendars are posted on the registrar’s website: (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar here:

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 17, 2023.

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
3. One-page statement describing your perspective on and approach to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, including examples from your working past that are illustrative
4. List of courses taught and teaching evaluations that include summary of scores and examples of no more than ten student comments

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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