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Professor of the Practice, Executive MBA Program

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
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Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
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The EMBA is one of four MBA Programs at 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 a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report have ranked DU among the nations' top 100 universities.

The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, and is the 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 bachelors degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized Masters 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 Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, the successful candidate will have responsibility for leadership of the EMBA Program and teaching leadership and human resource management courses in the EMBA and other MBA programs on an as-needed basis. Administrative duties include leading curriculum development, exploring new delivery modes, and engaging in student experience management.

The Academic Director is responsible for the integration of all co-curricular activities into existing classes. Extensive faculty and student interface are required, as the Academic Director is a primary point of contact for all students in the Executive MBA. The Academic Director provides continuity throughout the prospect, student and alumni experience and is responsible for achieving program goals cascaded by the Dean.

We are open to applicants from all business areas but prefer a focus on organization theory, human resource management, and leadership development. The successful candidate is expected to teach eight courses during the academic year, including fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters. The position is eligible for course releases and/or a stipend.

The appointment is a one-year term with a 9-month faculty contract, and is eligible for renewal and long-term contracts based on performance.

Essential Functions

Teaching: Teaching responsibilities include the delivery of eight courses (or the equivalent of 320 points, where 1 credit hour equates to 10 points) in organizational behavior, leadership, or human resource management. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night, and weekend classes.

Teachers are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and 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. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility

Research, Scholarship or Creative Work: As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Professor of the Practice is expected to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to maintain currency and represent the University and industry, for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications are not a requirement but would be highly valued.

Service: The 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.
  • Exceptional abilities in scholarly and/or creative activities are needed as required by the department/center/school/college and position.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Masters degree in business or a closely related field.
  • Previous administrative experience overseeing a graduate program in business.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the specificity related to this program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence.
  • Active in the business community (e.g., through association membership, consulting, publications, and presentations).
  • Strong English communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, have attention to detail, and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Ability to handle time sensitive/confidential information appropriately.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned DBA or PhD in Business or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution.
  • Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and successes in leadership and/or human resource roles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with peers, divisions and senior leadership.
  • Ability to collaborate and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Ability to create effective partnerships.
  • 10 years of professional experience in leadership and/or human resource roles.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to engage with industry partners for advancing the Colleges mission.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, February 7th, 2022.

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. This position includes a stipend in the amount of $10,000/year to be paid in monthly installments.

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 candidates 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

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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