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Full-Time, 9-month, non-tenure track term position

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: March 11, 2023

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The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, term faculty position in the area of Financial Planning and Risk Management & Insurance at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching and service. The individual will teach undergraduate courses in the area of Financial Planning, Risk Management, and Insurance. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individual will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students, working with a student organization, and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. Though there are no research expectations associated with this position, funding is available for those interested in conducting scholarly research. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person in the life of the school.


1. Applicants must have a Master's degree (MBA or other equivalent graduate degree, including ABD status) with a curricular emphasis in the field of Finance, Financial Planning, Risk Management or Insurance from a major accredited national or international university.
2. If the applicant has a Master's degree and is not ABD or Ph.D., they must have relevant and significant work experience (3+ years) that demonstrates active involvement in the area of Financial Planning, Risk Management, and/or Insurance since the time of the Master's degree completion.
3. Effective communication skills.
4. Applicants must have experience teaching at least one university-level course as instructor or teaching assistant. Significant experience in either training or public speaking within an organized setting can substitute for teaching experience.
5. Applicants must meet conditions for one of the four 2020 AACSB faculty qualifications [Scholarly Academic (SA), Practice Academic (PA), Scholarly Practitioner (SP), or Instructional Practitioner (IP)] as defined by LSBE:

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Five or more years of high level and relevant corporate work experience in the areas of insurance, risk management, and/or financial planning.
2. Experience teaching insurance, risk management or financial planning-related courses as the primary instructor at the undergraduate level.
3. Active engagement with the business community.
4. Demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.
5. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
6. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the Department

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 1,800 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 and Health Care Management, 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 Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE's website at http://lsbe.d.umn.edu.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 6.5 million people annually, accounting for a $950 million economic impact. Duluth is also the hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota and is home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Applicants must upload required documents as attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available. Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4) may not be reviewed.

    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. LSBE does not sponsor H-1 visas for term positions.The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications on March 13, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Rodger Brannan, Screening Committee Chair
    Department of Accounting and Finance
    Labovitz School of Business and Economics
    360D LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Phone: 218-726-8566; Fax: 218-726-8510
    Email: rbrannan@d.umn.eduTo request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


    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. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Employment Requirements

    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.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

    About the U of M

    University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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