The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in the Department of Business Information and Analytics (BIA) starting September 1, 2021. 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 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, seven specialized masters 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 (BIA) 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 masters in Business Analytics and an undergraduate major in business analytics with minors focusing on business analytics or statistics. 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.
The Teaching Assistant Professor in BIA is a non-tenure track line and is expected to teach nine courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter or spring quarters in the areas of applied business statistics, business analytics, information technology, database, programming, predictive analytics, data mining and visualization, project management, simulation, and/or optimization. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid, hyflex, and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve both day and night classes and evenings and weekends.
At the Assistant 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. Position is expected to begin on September 1, 2021.
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.
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/Scholarship: Intellectual contributions are valued, however, research and publications are not a core component of this position.
Service: The individuals who fill these positions will be 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.
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