About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Operations & Information Management (OIM) Department of the Isenberg School of Management invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position, non-tenure track, in Business Statistics to start in September 2024.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with renewal based on performance. Lecturers at UMass Amherst enjoy significant benefits and status under the negotiated faculty contract (see Article 21 of the MSP/MTA/NEA contract linked on this page: http://www.umass.edu/provost/faculty-staff-resources/policies-contracts).
The Lecturer will join a team of faculty noted for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate will work with faculty and advising staff to assess student outcomes and foster student success.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education by September 1, 2024 in an area such as Statistics, Operations Management, Information Systems, or a related discipline. This full-time position requires teaching six course sections per academic year, plus providing departmental service. Teaching responsibilities include multiple graduate level sections of the course Statistics for Business, and other courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels as needed. Expertise in at least one statistical software platform (e.g., Excel, Tableau) and Canvas Learning Management System is desirable. Demonstrated ability, or potential, to teach business statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels in face-to-face and distance education formats is required.
The department has a thriving undergraduate program in Operations & Information Management (with career opportunities in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management), contributes to a highly reputed MBA program, and also coordinates the Ph.D. track in Operations & Information Management for the doctoral program in Business Administration.
The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively, and a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a land-grant university, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and the largest public university in New England. The University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and colleges. In 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Town in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.
Along with the application, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
While the applications can be reviewed until the position is filled, applicants should apply by the priority deadline of February 9, 2024 to ensure consideration.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.