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Director & Instructor, Consumer Insights & Analytics Program #334748

Company: UMD
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Job Description:

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Marketing to serve as the Director of the Consumer Insights & Analytics Program beginning Fall 2020. In 2011, LSBE launched a major in Marketing Analytics at the undergraduate level. The major has a selective admission process and prepares students in quantitative skills needed to convert marketing data into actionable insights. The program has a strong consumer data focus and aims to produce graduates who, in addition to demonstrating strong quantitative skills, are adept team players with excellent communication skills. The program has had strong, broad-based industry support. The department significantly revised the curriculum in 2019 and expects to launch the revised curriculum as the Consumer Insights & Analytics major in Fall 2020. The major will remain a selective, cohort-based major that uses real organizational data to give students a hands-on rigorous learning experience. Duties: The individual hired for this position will be responsible for serving as Director of the Consumer Insights & Analytics Program and teaching undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Consumer Insights & Analytics, Fundamental Consumer Analytic Techniques, Advanced Consumer Analytics, and Sales Analytics. Responsibilities also include recruiting, selecting, advising, mentoring and coaching each small cohort of undergraduate students admitted into program; managing internships for program participants; helping program students develop their oral and written communication skills; running the Consumer Insights & Analytics Lab; keeping the program's curriculum industry-relevant; developing and maintaining industry contacts for continued support; working with the program advisory board; growing the status of the program nationally; remaining current with industry trends, tools, and analytical techniques; working with student organizations and engaging in service activities with colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations, and any other tasks assigned by the Dean/Department Head. About LSBE: The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school's programs. There are currently 50+ 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. Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. As a popular tourist destination, Duluth is visited by 3.5 million people annually, accounting for a $780 million economic impact. Required/Essential Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Analytics or a related field (e.g. Marketing Research, Statistics, Economics, etc.) or a Master's degree in Business from an accredited institution.
  • Must meet conditions for one of the four 2013 AACSB faculty qualifications [Scholarly Academic (SA), Practice Academic (PA), Scholarly Practitioner (SP), or Instructional Practitioner (IP)] as defined by LSBE (see ).
  • At least three years of work experience in Analytics field/industry.
  • Possess strong data analysis skills for teaching quantitative courses such as Marketing Analytics and Sales Analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience in training, presenting or teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R etc.). Preferred Qualifications:
    • Graduate Degree in Business or Marketing Analytics from an AACSB accredited institution or a major national or provincial university.
    • Five or more years of executive/teaching experience at a senior-level in a corporate/ university setting.
    • Successful as instructor in at least one university-level quantitative course (such as analytics, marketing research or statistics, etc.).
    • Experience fulfilling service obligations to colleagues, department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.
    • Demonstrated evidence of experience working in a diverse environment and/or teaching to diverse group of students. Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information. The University adheres strictly to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act where applicant/nominee names remain private and applications are maintained with absolute confidence. To protect confidentiality of potential applicants, names are only released to the public when a candidate becomes a finalist and confirms his/her intention to proceed with the selection process. The Screening committee will begin its review of completed applications on January 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is 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- for any eligibility limitations. We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Diversity: The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Background Check: Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
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