Asst Professor/Lecturer in Information & Decision Sciences (Supply Chain Mgt & Business Analytics)

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Valparaiso University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor or lecturer, in the College of Business (  Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society.  Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.  Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a county seat of over 30,000 residents with high quality schools and an active social community.

The position is a tenure-track opportunity but non-PhD candidates will be considered as a Lecturer. A candidate for the tenure-track assistant professor position should hold a Ph.D. in the relevant discipline (ABD considered). Lecturer track applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a related business discipline ideally with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant industry experience, with an expectation of ongoing industry engagement.

The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of applied analytics courses for data-driven decision making related to supply chain management and business analytics in general to both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching experience with demonstrated classroom and online teaching effectiveness is highly desirable. Depending on the nature of the appointment teaching load typically includes with a 3/3 (tenure track) or 4/4 (lecture track) plus additional research and campus citizenship activities if relevant. The ideal candidate will hold SAP certification and be able to teach introductory, intermediate and advanced SAP courses, and be able to teach additional data-driven electives as needed. Moreover, the candidate will play a key role to infuse data and business analytic applications in our curriculum working closely with faculty across all business majors.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at  In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the search committee will contact these references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30, 2020 for timely consideration.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community.  Its entire EOE policy can be found at .




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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 12/6/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive