Southern Utah University
  • 29-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • $67,000-$75,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


Job Description:

The Department of Economics, Marketing and Analytics at Southern Utah University seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer of Business Analytics. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position to start August 16, 2021 (or potentially July 1, 2021 for online course development with administrative approval), conditional on funding.

Teaching duties include undergraduate and MSBA courses in Data Analytics and other courses in the field of Business Analytics as needed. The School offers graduate and undergraduate emphases in Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Business Analytics, with courses in Data Analytics, Data Processing & Visualization, Consumer Analytics (Marketing Science), and Big Data for Business. While not necessary, online teaching experience is preferred, since this position will involve both online teaching and online course development.

Depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience, the teaching load will consist of teaching 4-5 courses each semester. There are also opportunities to teach summer courses (live or online) for additional compensation. Course assignment will be based on experience and expertise of the candidate. Courses to teach may also include quantitative courses outside Business Analytics (e.g. Economics or Finance). See General Catalog for a list of all courses currently being offered: https://catalog.suu.edu/content.php?catoid=14&navoid=2496

This position will work with the other faculty in the Business Analytics program to teach courses, develop curriculum, connect with potential employers, and build a program focused on quality placement of graduates. Please address your previous experience working to build partnerships with employers or your previous experience developing industry-focused curricula in your cover letter for the position.

The department places significant emphasis on providing an engaging learning experience for students. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The college and university also value candidates with a diverse background to meet the growing diversity of the student body. We encourage all applicants to consider how they can contribute to the mission of the university through fostering an inclusive and equitable university community.

Priority will be given to applications that are received by February 22, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. For questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-865-8572.

Southern Utah University is a comprehensive, state-supported, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution located in Cedar City, Utah, with an enrollment of about 15,000 students. It is home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and is surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world.


Duties and Responsibilities:

As an AACSB accredited School of Business, we are looking for a qualified applicant that can meet the requirements of a Scholarly Practioner, Practicing Academic, or Instructional Practitioner. The duties of each of these positions include the following:

  1. Teach undergraduate and MSBA courses in Data Analytics. Candidates should have the ability to teach both face-to-face and online courses.

  2. Provide quality instruction in the classroom with an emphasis on incorporating realistic, contemporary problems in data science and analytics.

  3. Engage and mentor students in the exploration of career opportunities and placement within the discipline in alignment with the mission and vision of the University and School.

  4. Help develop and grow the Business Analytics program.

  5. Provide service to the institution or community.

  6. Maintain qualifications through appropriate academic or professional engagement activities.

  7. Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

1. Professional experience in Data Analytics.

2. Expertise in R or Python.

3. Ability to engage and mentor students in the exploration of career opportunities and placement within the discipline.

4. Willingness to adhere to university policy.

5. Master's Degree or higher in an analytics field (analytics, statistics, economics, etc).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Teaching experience, preferably at a university level

2. Expertise in other data analytics tools, e.g. Tableau, SQL, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, etc.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Unofficial transcripts
  5. Copies of student evaluations (if applicable)
  6. Contact information for 3 professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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