Instructor/Assistant Professor
Job Posted: 6 September 2017
Company: University of Minnesota Duluth
Closing Date: 11 September 2017 or until filled
Location: Duluth, MN


The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Management Studies at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2018. Approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school’s programs. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are AACSB-International accredited. The school is housed in a state-of-the-art building. There are currently 53 full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the School’s Center for Economic Development and the Bureau of Business and Economics Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE’s website at

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JOB TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management (Instructor if ABD)
APPOINTMENT START DATE: Appointment begins August 20, 2018; classes begin August 27, 2018
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Review of complete applications will begin on September 11, 2017, and continue until the position is filled
JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-Time, 9-month tenure-track position in the Department of Management Studies in the area of Human Resource Management.

DUTIES: The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research and service. The individual will teach the undergraduate core course in Human Resource Management, elective courses in the area of Human Resource Management (employee training and development and another human resource domain), and possibly a graduate Human Resource Management course. The creation of knowledge in the area of Human Resource Management resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals, the presentation of papers, other acceptable channels and through one’s teaching area is required. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students, working with student organizations, and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations. The candidate must have Scholarly Academic (SA) qualification in order to be considered for appointment. LSBE’s requirements for the faculty qualification categories are listed at:

Required/Essential Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must be ABD (with their doctoral dissertation defended by December 1, 2018) from an AACSB-International accredited school or major internationally recognized university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Human Resource Management. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during his/her program.
  2. Candidates must have experience as instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course.
  3. Evidence of potential for scholarship is essential. The applicant must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing, a research stream in the field of Human Resource Management.
  4. Applicants must exhibit abilities, skills and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of Human Resource Management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. or D.B.A. from an AACSB-International accredited institution or major internationally recognized university in Human Resource Management or related field with substantive coursework in Human Resource Management.
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach Introductory Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management elective courses at the undergraduate/graduate level to a diverse group of students.
  3. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom with a diverse group of students.
  4. A willingness to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations.
  5. Published articles in peer-reviewed journals in Human Resource Management area.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 319055. UMD is committed to creating and facilitating learning and working environments in which the key values of equity, diversity, and inclusion are embedded, and we accept our fundamental obligation to create a campus that is characterized by civil and respectful discourse and behavior. We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications September 11, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Complete applications must include:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of 3 References to include name, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  4. Graduate Transcript (official or unofficial)
  5. Teaching Evaluations and/or teaching philosophy

First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume. Then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents. If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the Screening Committee.

Jannifer David, Chair-Screening Committee
Department of Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
385A LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-726-8692; Fax: 218-726-7578

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the UMD Disability Specialist at 218-726-7725.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer