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Senior Lecturer – Professional/Administrative Class
At the Carlson School of Management, we share a commitment to imagination, engagement, and ambition. Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, housed in the University of Minnesota, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research. Our approach connects students to unique experiential learning opportunities, dynamic international education programs, and to a vibrant network of businesses throughout the state and beyond.
We are seeking a Senior Lecturer to join us to provide transformative learning experiences. As a Senior Lecturer, you will play a vital role in the academic development and success of our students. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative educator who is passionate about teaching and capable of inspiring students in their respective fields.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the Department
The University of Minnesota is well known as one of the founding schools for the MIS discipline and is home to the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) and the MIS Quarterly. The department of Information and Decision Sciences is seeking applicants for two full-time, annually renewable non-tenure track teaching positions.
The Department has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 5 full-time instructional faculty. The Department teaches courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as performs research in all areas of the information systems discipline including Information Technology (IT) / Information Systems (IS) in organizations, Economics of IS, Design and Management of Systems, Individual and Organizational Decision Support, Knowledge Management, Social Media, and Business Analytics.
The department is also home to the M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. There is an active doctoral program in information systems with 13 students in residence. Carlson School faculty are among the world’s most prolific; the latest AIS Research Rankings puts the U of M’s IS faculty 3rd in the world in intellectual contributions. The IS MBA and Undergraduate programs are ranked6th by U.S. News and World Report. The Master’s in Business Analytics ranks 7th in the U.S.,QS World University Ranking. For more information, please visit the Information and Decision Sciences Department web page.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Lecturer position is responsible for teaching 24 credits during a 9-month academic year (September – May). The teaching assignments could be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of information systems and business analytics. This position will teach multiple sections of a course, and the candidate should have the ability to teach a combination of courses.
Be able to teach courses in various modalities, including in-person courses and remote/online courses.
Utilize a variety of instructional methods and technologies to enhance student learning outcomes.
Foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment that values diversity and encourages active student participation.
Includes class preparation, instruction, keeping office hours, record-keeping and grading, and overseeing teaching assistants, as needed and available.
Duties also include various service appointments on departmental and/or collegiate committees to represent the program, providing advice to undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., as part of the students’ independent studies or in other settings), and course coordination across multiple sections.
This is a non-tenure track Academic Professional/Administrative position for a nine month academic year. The initial appointment will be from August 26, 2024 through May 25, 2025. Subsequent renewals, if any, will be on a nine month academic calendar, dependent upon annual performance reviews and funding availability. Limited teaching during the summer may be available on an overload basis.
*The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position*
Teaching or training experience with a record of instructional effectiveness
Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field (MBA, MSBA, MS etc.), and 15 years of related industry and/or academic experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Teaching experience in higher education with a record of strong student evaluations of teaching.
Ph.D. degree (terminal degree) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field, and 10 years of related industry and/or academic experience.
Knowledge of current pedagogical practices and willingness to integrate technology into teaching.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.
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