Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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Job description

The Department of Management in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a non-tenure leading faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Practice, with an expected start date of August 2019. The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full depending on qualifications in the Department of Management.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach graduate (MBA) level courses, including online courses. The faculty member will be an integral part of the Department’s and College’s long-term commitment to teaching excellence, and will be expected to teach a variety of courses at the MBA level in the areas of Strategy, OB, and HR. The bulk of the teaching will be in online courses to support the MBA@Nebraska. Professors of Practice (regardless of rank) are hired on multi-year contracts that are renewable subject to performance. Online MBA courses are offered in an 8-week format. Teaching responsibilities typically will be 9 hours per semester. This will be an academic year (nine month) appointment and the salary is competitive. Additional teaching options are also available during the summer term.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have 1) an MBA or a master’s in a related field with relevant industry work experience OR 2) a doctorate in management or a related field, or will have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to rigorous pedagogical standards, innovative teaching methods and experience teaching a variety of courses.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching management related courses at the graduate level, with particular proficiency in teaching online courses. Preference will also be given to candidates with significant industry experience and/or experience teaching executive education. The college prefers candidates who are prepared to develop elective courses in areas such as negotiations, leading virtual teams, talent development and/or design thinking. Elective allocations will be based on instructor strengths and background.

About the MBA@Nebraska
The MBA@Nebraska is a fully online MBA program. The program is highly ranked and serves students from across the country and the world. Financial Times ranks the online MBA@Nebraska as the number one value in the U.S. and number one for student ROI in the world. Students join the program from a variety of industries and locations, bringing an average of 8 years of professional work experience, creating a rich teaching and learning environment. The College of Business at UNL is committed to providing an excellent MBA experience to online students. To facilitate this charge, the college has invested in a team of instructional designers to help instructors deliver high quality content with state of the art pedagogy and course design. The college also hosts its own production studio, where studio quality video production is used to create course videos and lecture materials. In addition, the college leverages knowledgeable advisors and career coaches to deliver exceptional service to our online MBA students.

About the College of Business
The college is in a period of tremendous growth. Enrollments have risen dramatically in the last five years, 50 new faculty have been hired, and new resources have enabled continued faculty hiring. A new 240,000 square foot state-of-the-art College of Business building opened in the fall of 2017. Increased support for research and close proximity to thriving business communities of Omaha and Lincoln help advance the college’s research goals. The college prides itself in being an open and collaborative community. Visit the webpage http://business.unl.edu/.

Why Life in Lincoln is Right:
Lincoln, population 290,000, is known for its college-town atmosphere and is the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten. Lincoln was recently named America’s brightest and most affordable tech hub by Livability and a Smart Gigabit Community by the National Science Foundation-funded nonprofit U.S. Ignite. Lincoln offers the attractions and entertainment opportunities of a metropolitan area. Accolades also include: #4 best state capital to live in by WalletHub; #1 best city for new jobs by Forbes; a #2 highest quality of life ranking by The Huffington Post; and a #4 ranking in Children’s Health magazine’s listing of best places to raise a family. Lincoln boasts low unemployment, low cost of living, and low crime. A strong vision for growth, vibrant downtown, extensive bike trails, numerous golf courses and parks, a wide variety of restaurants, shops and museums, and top college sports teams, help make Lincoln a desirable community. Visit http://www.lcoc.com for more information.

How to apply

To apply go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_180135. Applicants must upload: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information, and 4) a document containing evidence of teaching experience and ability. All four documents are required for a complete file. Applicant review will begin on October 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.