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Senior Lecturer: Information & Decision Sciences

Information & Decision Sciences
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

Department of Information and Decision Sciences

Senior Lecturer – Professional/Administrative Class

At the Carlson School of Management, we share a commitment to imagination, engagement, and ambition. Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, housed in the University of Minnesota, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research. Our approach connects students to unique experiential learning opportunities, dynamic international education programs, and to a vibrant network of businesses throughout the state and beyond.

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer to join us to provide transformative learning experiences. As a Senior Lecturer, you will play a vital role in the academic development and success of our students. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative educator who is passionate about teaching and capable of inspiring students in their respective fields.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


About the Department

The University of Minnesota is well known as one of the founding schools for the MIS discipline and is home to the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) and the MIS Quarterly.  The department of Information and Decision Sciences is seeking applicants for two full-time, annually renewable non-tenure track teaching positions.

The Department has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 5 full-time instructional faculty. The Department teaches courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as performs research in all areas of the information systems discipline including Information Technology (IT) / Information Systems (IS) in organizations, Economics of IS, Design and Management of Systems, Individual and Organizational Decision Support, Knowledge Management, Social Media, and Business Analytics.

The department is also home to the M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. There is an active doctoral program in information systems with 13 students in residence. Carlson School faculty are among the world’s most prolific; the latest AIS Research Rankings puts the U of M’s IS faculty 3rd in the world in intellectual contributions. The IS MBA and Undergraduate programs are ranked 6th by U.S. News and World Report. The Master’s in Business Analytics ranks 7th in the U.S.,QS World University Ranking. For more information, please visit the Information and Decision Sciences Department web page.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Lecturer position is responsible for teaching 24 credits during a 9-month academic year (September – May). The teaching assignments could be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of information systems and business analytics. This position will teach multiple sections of a course, and the candidate should have the ability to teach a combination of courses.

  • Be able to teach courses in various modalities, including in-person courses and remote/online courses.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional methods and technologies to enhance student learning outcomes.
  • Foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment that values diversity and encourages active student participation.
  • Includes class preparation, instruction, keeping office hours, record-keeping and grading, and overseeing teaching assistants, as needed and available.
  • Duties also include various service appointments on departmental and/or collegiate committees to represent the program, providing advice to undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., as part of the students’ independent studies or in other settings), and course coordination across multiple sections.
  • This is a non-tenure track Academic Professional/Administrative position for a nine month academic year. The initial appointment will be from August 26, 2024 through May 25, 2025. Subsequent renewals, if any, will be on a nine month academic calendar, dependent upon annual performance reviews and funding availability. Limited teaching during the summer may be available on an overload basis.

*The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position*

Essential Qualifications

  • Teaching or training experience with a record of instructional effectiveness 
  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field (MBA, MSBA, MS etc.), and 15 years of related industry and/or academic experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in higher education with a record of strong student evaluations of teaching.   
  • Ph.D. degree (terminal degree) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field, and 10 years of related industry and/or academic experience.
  • Knowledge of current pedagogical practices and willingness to integrate technology into teaching.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please go to and click on ‘External Faculty and Staff Applicants’.

You can search by the Job ID: 357638, 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/curriculum vitae.

Additional documents should be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

The application must include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum vitae/resume
  3. A list of courses taught and course evaluations
  4. A teaching statement
  5. The list of three references with contact information (email addresses)

We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.

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


Working at the University

At 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 cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.


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, check out:

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.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.


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