Wednesday, September 24, 2008

37.3 Work down the hall from me.

This department hired a Texas Tech STC grad last time, and she is happy.

You could work at UMD, down the hall from me.

Job Code and Title (9901) Regular Faculty Tenure-Track Series
Position Title Tenure-Track Faculty - Business Communications
Job Code 9901
Requisition Number 158249
Position Category Faculty and Instructional
Appointment Term B = 9 month
Appointment Type Probationary; tenure track fac (N)
Work Hours
Work Days
Total Hours or % Appointment 100%
Full/Part-time Full-Time
Starting Hourly Rate
Department Name UMD Fin/Mgmt Info Sciences (194A)
College or Admin Unit UMD Business & Economics, School of
Campus Location Duluth
Job Open Date 09-22-2008
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
Required/Preferred Qualifications Essential: ABD in the Business Communications discipline or a related field (e.g. English/Composition, Communications, Business Education, etc.) with emphasis on business writing and communications; candidate must have a clear plan to complete degree by 8/29/2010. Ability to conduct research leading to publication in refereed academic journals within the area of Business Communications. Demonstrated evidence of effective communication skills appropriate for a faculty position. Applicants must exhibit a willingness to fulfill service responsibilities/expectations to colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations. Applicants must be academically qualified as per LSBE definition (visit for this definition).
Preferred: Ph.D. in the Business Communications discipline or a related field (e.g. English/Composition,
Communications, Business Education, etc.) with emphasis on business writing and communications. Successful collegiate
teaching in Business Communications, documented research record of published refereed articles in Business
Communications, and practitioner experience in the area of Business Communications.
Duties/Responsibilities The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Finance and Management Information Sciences (FMIS) seeks applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the area of Business Communications beginning fall 2009. The selected individual's primary teaching responsibility will be the undergraduate level Business Communication course with the possibility of developing and teaching an advanced level course in the future, and providing advisement to students. Currently the teaching load is five sections per academic year. The position also carries the expectation that the individual exhibit a commitment to intellectual inquiry by conducting academic research in the business communications area leading to publication in refereed journals and other outlets as described in School documents. In addition, the individual will participate in the service/outreach activities of the School through endeavors such as school and campus committee membership and leadership, student club advisement, and linkages with the local /regional business community.
Program/Unit Description Approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 70 graduate students are currently enrolled in the school's programs. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are internationally accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). There are currently 48 full-time faculty members in five academic departments: Accounting, Economics, FMIS, Management Studies and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the School's Center for Economic Development, the Center for Economic Education and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be obtained by accessing the LSBE web site (
Application Instructions Please apply via the Employment System at

Completed applications must include attachments as follows: a letter expressing interest in this position, a current vita, names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references, and unofficial transcript(s) (attach as Additional Document 1). The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications November 7, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Shee Q. Wong, FMIS Department Head
University of Minnesota Duluth
LSBE 335, 1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218.726.8506
Fax: 218.726.7516

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

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