Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Job Description Summary
The Auburn University Harbert College of Business in Auburn, AL is seeking qualified candidates for two nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty positions in Supply Chain Management starting in August 2021. Contracts are renewed annually based on need, funding and performance. The position can be filled as a lecturer/senior lecturer depending on the background and experience of the candidate. The nine-month positions are designed to support the Supply Chain Management degree program of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.
The primary responsibility of the successful candidates for these positions is to teach a selection of undergraduate supply chain management courses, assist in the professional development of supply chain management students, and help to promote the department’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation ( CSCI ). The successful candidates will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology and leadership to supply chain management program courses. Candidates with an industry background or teaching record in the areas of purchasing, strategic sourcing, transportation, risk management, and/or enterprise applications are strongly preferred. Under typical circumstances, the teaching load for the position will be three to four courses per semester, which includes course development and course management activities. In addition to instructional duties, successful candidates will be expected to mentor students through the job search and hiring experience and into possible participation in student organizations, as well as other mentoring and knowledge enhancement opportunities. Candidates should be comfortable in teaching different modalities including face to face, online, and face & online. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.
The Supply Chain Management program was ranked as the #7 undergraduate supply chain management program by Gartner in 2020. The faculty consists of an Eminent Scholar and eight additional tenure track faculty, two lecturers, and three staff who support the program and professional development of supply chain management students. The Center for Supply Chain Innovation is sponsored by over twenty firms who make a multi-year commitment to support faculty research and the curriculum. The supply chain faculty is known for its high-quality research, exemplary teaching, and significant level of engagement in the supply chain industry.
The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of producing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives business thought and practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic departments offering nine undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction. The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.
Auburn, Alabama is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, an outstanding K-12 school system, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional veterinary school for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4 hour drive.
Auburn University is an EEO /Vet/Disability employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Because this is a teaching intensive position, candidates should have a record of high-quality teaching experience or significant corporate experience combined with exceptional communication skills. Successful candidates will be required to possess a Master’s degree or higher in business or an appropriate related discipline area at the time employment begins. Practical supply chain management experience is desired. Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without assistance from the employer at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of application materials will begin February 22, 2021 and continue until qualified candidates are recommended for appointment. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter with statements of interest in the position and teaching philosophy, curriculum vita/resume, a copy of all relevant transcripts, and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/20860
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