Job Posting - University of Minnesota Duluth

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Business Communication (if candidate has a Ph.D. in hand; Instructor otherwise)

Institution or Organization

University of Minnesota Duluth

Starting Date

August 21, 2017

Salary Range


Job Description

Full-time, non-tenure track, one-year term Instructor or Assistant Professor faculty position in Business Communication. Appointment begins August 21, 2017; classes begin August 28, 2017. The faculty member will have responsibilities in teaching and service. Currently, the teaching load for the position is seven sections (21 semester credits) per academic year. The faculty member will be required to teach undergraduate Business Communication courses. Responsibilities also include advising undergraduate students, working with student organizations and engaging in service activities with colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations. We are committed to attracting candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

Academic Qualifications

1. A Master’s degree in the Business Communication discipline or a related field (e.g. English/Composition, Communication, Business Education, Technical Communication etc.) with emphasis on business writing & communication from an accredited institution.
2. 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
3. Experience as instructor or teaching assistant in at least one university-level business/professional communication or writing course.
4. Demonstrated evidence of effective communication skills needed for successful teaching.

1. Ph.D. in the Business Communication discipline or a related field (e.g. English/Composition, Communication, Business Education, Technical Communication, etc.) with emphasis on business writing & communication from an accredited institution or a major national or provincial university.
2. Related practitioner experience in Business Communication consistent with the courses to be taught.
3. Successful collegiate teaching in Business Communication. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively to a diverse group of students.
4. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to conduct research leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals or have published articles and/or submissions in peer-reviewed journals.
5. Willingness to fulfill service responsibilities/expectations to colleagues, department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.
6. Demonstrated evidence of experience working in a diverse environment.

Experience Requirements

listed under Academic Qualifications

Application Deadline

Review of completed applications will begin on April 3, 2017, and continues until the position is filled

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. 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. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 315943.

Complete applications MUST include:
1. Letter of Application
2. Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to include contact information for three professional references)
3. Graduate transcript (official or unofficial)
OPTIONAL to include:
• Teaching Evaluations completed by students or corporate training participants (attach as “Portfolio”)

First submit the online application with cover letter and CV/resume (# 1 and 2). Then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents (# 3 and optional teaching evaluations).

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.

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: To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to Dr. Abram Anders, Associate Prof. of Business Communication & Screening Committee Chair