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Business Lecturer

Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: Aurora University seeks a full-time lecturer to teach in the Dunham School of Business, contributing to the Business Administration, Marketing, and/or Finance programs. The faculty member will also mentor students and provide service to the university and the Dunham School of Business. This faculty member will be passionate about teaching and learning and will help realize the mission of Aurora University.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Teach across the curriculum in business and in the university’s general education curriculum.
  • Actively contribute to program and curriculum development in the department.
  • Mentor students outside the classroom and assist with their career preparation.
  • Provide service to the department and the university through committee work and participation in campus events.
  • Provide service to one’s professional community at the local, regional, national, or international level.
  • Engage in activities that practice the faculty member’s professional expertise; Aurora University places particular value on those activities that inform the faculty member’s teaching.
  • Contribute to recruitment and retention efforts of the university.
Essential Job Requirements:

Education: Graduate degree in business or related field.

Experience: Current and substantial experience in industry in the faculty member’s area of expertise.

Skills: Those skills required to carry out teaching and professional activity in one’s area of expertise.

Physical Requirements: Those activities that enable the faculty member to carry out their responsibilities, such as moving about campus and using a computer.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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