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Adjunct Faculty - Luter School of Business - Data Analytics / Supply Chain / Operations Management

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Adjunct Faculty - Luter School of Business - Data Analytics / Supply Chain / Operations Management

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The CNU Luter School of Business is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas:

  • Business Statistics – introduces students to the strategic value of data and statistical analysis within the context of real-world business problems. Students also learn the value of statistical information in making informed judgments and business process improvements. Specifically, the course will concentrate on the application of statistics to understanding and improving business processes through the use of practical knowledge-based tools, regression models, process experimentation, and statistical inference. The student will also become familiar with different types of data collection and measurements. Requires knowledge and use of R Studio and Excel.
  • Data Analytics – the fundamental principles and techniques of data science and data mining, and we will examine real-world examples and cases to place data-mining techniques in context, to develop data-analytic thinking, and to illustrate that proper application is as much an art as it is a science. Requires knowledge and use of R Studio and Excel.
  • Operations Management – Understanding the role of the operations function and its impact on the competitiveness of the firm is an important part of any manager’s training. Operational issues include designing, acquiring, operating, and maintaining facilities and processes; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and providing the proper labor needed to produce a good or service so that customers’ expectations are met. This course in operations management is intended to be a survey of operating practices and models in both manufacturing and service-oriented firms.
  • Supply Chain Management – deals with the management of the direct value adding activities across all the firms that contribute to the creation, manufacturing and delivery of a product. The objective of this course is to study and integrate the perspectives of different firms and different professional disciplines to develop a broader understanding of how to improve the performance of the entire supply chain. Specific issues to be discussed include: supply chain design, optimization of logistic networks, inventory management, sourcing and supplier contracting, information technology, product design, and globalization. Management Science – knowledge or experience with the techniques and applications in this field. Requires knowledge and use of Excel or related software to solve course related problems.
  • Management Science – This course focuses on management science techniques used for problem solving and decision-making in all areas of management. These techniques involve the application of mathematical modeling and an analytical approach to business problems. Students learn to determine which methods are appropriate for solving various types of problems. The primary goal of the course is to help students become more skilled builders and consumers of models. Another important goal is to encourage a more disciplined thinking process when approaching management situations. Management science and operations research tools such as linear programming, sensitivity analysis, and decision trees are covered.
  • Software Applications for Business – The Software Applications for Business class covers advanced skills training in Microsoft Excel as well as selected topics in Microsoft Access. Candidates should be able to teach principles of database design and SQL queries. Preference will be given to individuals with Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
  • Advanced Data Analytics – This course expands on topics covered in the introductory data analytics class. Much data used by organizations comes from structured storage solutions such as corporate databases. Students learn database data extraction using Structured Query Language (SQL) as well as additional important aspects of working with data such as data cleaning and data wrangling. The course will also examine the most prevalent issues confronting data quality and explore the common approaches and tools for resolving them. Advanced data analytics methods, such as advanced decision trees, naive Bayes, k-nearest neighbors, and neural networks will also be explored. Data mining and visualization tasks will be performed using open source tools.

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work or an MBA and related professional experience. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Departmental Information:

The Luter School of Business at CNU is composed of 24 faculty and offers four majors (Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing). The Luter School’s AACSB accredited business curriculum requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for entry and attracts some of the University’s best students. The business program offers opportunities for internships, executive mentorships, international experiences, volunteer work, and research collaboration with faculty. The School launched a new Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) program in Fall 2020. For more information, visit our website at

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit">

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Application Instructions :

Please provide the following:

  1. Cover letter describing qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience.
  3. Graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening).
  4. Contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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