SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor of Decision & Information Sciences
Stetson University’s School of Business Administration seeks applicants and nominations for a full-time, 18-month visiting faculty appointment in the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The appointment period for this position is from January 2019 through May 2020. The individual will be located at Stetson’s DeLand, Florida, campus but teaching responsibilities may include teaching at other campuses within the Stetson system, as well as teaching courses online or in a hybrid format.
The Stetson School of Business is an entrepreneurially-minded School dedicated to delivering an innovative and comprehensive business curriculum and experience to our students. Applicants interested in developing distinctive courses and programs that leverage interdisciplinary collaborations and experiential learning within the School and across the institution are preferred.
The University seeks candidates who can provide evidence of experience in and engagement with Statistics, Analytics or a closely related field. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with multiple constituencies of diverse backgrounds.
Candidates will have earned a Master’s degree or doctoral degree (preferred) in Statistics, Analytics or a closely related field by December 2018. Experienced candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellent teaching performance. Entry-level candidates are expected to demonstrate potential for effective teaching.
Evidence of professional activity sufficient to be qualified as Scholarly Academic or Scholarly Practitioner under the AACSB guidelines is preferred.
The standard teaching load for a Visiting Assistant Professor is four (4) courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s disciplinary expertise and may include offerings for the University’s requirements in General Education. Additional responsibilities include engaging with University, School and Departmental committees and meetings. Potential exists for teaching at the graduate-level. Engagement in multidisciplinary collaborations with other faculty is anticipated.
All candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching and maintain appropriate academic/professional qualifications consistent with AACSB and School of Business standards. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: http://www.stetson.edu/administration/provost/prospective-faculty/index.php
The Department of Decision and Information Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/business/decision-information-science) is one of five academic departments in the School of Business Administration and offers a cutting-edge curriculum. It houses the undergraduate Business Systems and Analytics major and minor, Applied Statistics and Data Analytics minors. The program offers a strong business component with an in-depth study of state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for careers in business intelligence and analytics. The Decision and Information Sciences department includes eight full-time faculty members with experience and interest in areas such as education, economic development, health care, and information technology management.
THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
Stetson’s School of Business Administration (www.stetson.edu/business) is one of less than 190 elite business schools that has both business and accounting programs accredited by AACSB International. The School’s programs are based at three of the University’s four locations:
- The DeLand campus hosts all undergraduate programs in the Lynn Business Center, a state-of-the-art classroom and computer lab facility. The DeLand campus is also home to all accounting graduate programs.
- The Stetson University Center at Celebration, located in Celebration, FL, a planned community near Disney World, offers the Executive MBA and MBA programs.
- The Gulfport campus, home of the College of Law, hosts all components of the JD/MBA program, with select MBA courses offered at the Center at Celebration.
The School of Business Administration is well-known for its academically rigorous learning environment. In small classes and beyond, faculty mentors help students to achieve their academic and professional goals. All members of the University community share a commitment to social and ethical responsibility, leadership development, and lifelong learning. The School offers a bachelor of business administration, a master of accountancy, a master of business administration, and an executive master of business administration, as well as several distinctive programs including the Joseph C. Prince Program in Entrepreneurship, the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, the Family Enterprise program, the Centurion Sales Program, and the summer Study Abroad Program in Innsbruck, Austria. The School sponsors chapters of both Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business Administration, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future-locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000, located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
SALARY: Salary is competitive.
STARTING DATE: January 7, 2019
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration:
1) A letter of application addressing teaching and scholarly achievements;
2) A detailed curriculum vitae;
3) Three letters of reference, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability;
4) Graduate transcripts – photocopies are only acceptable for screening purposes
Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Application materials may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Fred Augustine, Search Committee Chair
School of Business Administration
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8398
DeLand, FL 32723
All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.