Assistant/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Operations Management

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University

Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023
Position Information
Classification Title State University Faculty
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Operations Management
Hire Types Faculty
Division Academic Affairs 2
Department Management
Unit Marketing, Supply Chain Operations and Int'l Business
Location Minneapolis
FLSA Exempt
Full/Part Time Full Time
FTE 1.0
Employment Condition Unlimited
Work Shift
Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Posting Details
Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor with focus on one or more of the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management, and/or Business or Supply Chain Analytics. This is a full time probationary (tenure-track) position within the Marketing, Supply Chain Operations, and International Business Department and will start on August 15, 2024.
Salary Minimum See below
Salary Maximum See below
Salary Type Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO
Job Description
Faculty members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management, and/or Business or Supply Chain Analytics courses effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse, contemporary student population and contribute to meaningful assessment of student learning.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
  • Engage in service to the university and community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.
Required Qualifications
  • A completed terminal degree (Ph.D. or DBA) from a regionally accredited institution in in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, or closely related academic field from an AACSB, ACBSP, or equivalently accredited school. ABDs with expected completion by August 15, 2024 will also be considered.
  • Minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, to include one year of teaching courses in supply chain management, operations management, or project management.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in teaching and professional service activities.
  • A plan for scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research in the specified discipline(s), or related disciplines.
  • Effective Communication skills (written and verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an institution with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse workforce and student population.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work collegially with faculty and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Specific Technical, Computer, and/or Software skills (as needed).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in developing relationships with industry and with professional organizations like ASCM, CSCMP, ISM, and PMI.
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating appropriate software to teach courses such as Excel, SAS, SAP, MS Project, or R.
  • Two years of experience at post-secondary education of teaching courses in supply chain management, operations management, or project management.
  • Experience of teaching multi-modal (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, HyFlex, online asynchronous, online synchronous) courses at post-secondary education in supply chain management, operations management, or project management.
  • Minimum of one publication in a refereed journal related to supply chain management, operations management, or project management in the past 5 years.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Experience developing course curricula at a post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated contributions to assessment of student learning at a post-secondary institution.
  • Professional development and/or expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.
  • Experience as an academic advisor for students at post-secondary institution.
Other Requirements
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We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to change the world their way, pursing and applying knowledge to create a better future for our communities. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We equip our diverse, contemporary learners with the knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, and information literacy to analyze and resolve the problems of today and tomorrow through high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education.
Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, our employees serve more than 9,000 diverse, contemporary learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metro State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (In the top 1.6% and ranked # 22 out of 1,441 in 2022). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission.
As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”
Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website.
Description of College/School/Unit: The College of Management, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a catalyst for positive change, a beacon of hope, and an institution promoting lifelong learning where learners become passionate citizens and ethical leaders capable of transforming their communities. The College transforms lives by providing equitable access to high-quality, affordable business education. With a commitment to inclusion and civic engagement, we engage our diverse learners in acquiring the skills and knowledge required to evolve organizations. The College hosts five departments that serve approximately 2,300 full-time and part-time students with 35 tenured and tenure track faculty, 129 community or adjunct faculty, 9 academic advising staff, and five staff.
The School/Academic Department: Together, the three major curricular disciplines in this department – Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Operations, and International Business – represent a significant part of an organization’s daily operations. Separately, each of these three disciplines focuses on a unique set of skills and knowledge that are critical in today’s business environment. Whether pursing a degree in marketing, in supply chain and operations, or in international business, our graduates are prepared to create value in any industry from manufacturing and retailing to advertising and marketing agencies, or to global business entities of every type.

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Benefits Info
Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found at on the Minnesota State Employee and Labor Relations website.
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