University of Denver — Visiting Professor of the Practice of Management

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position in the Department of Management starting September 1, 2021.

The Management Department is an academic unit of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report have ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. The Daniels College of Business is the one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, and is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. Holding AACSB accreditation since 1923, the College offers a variety of majors and minors. Degree programs include two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. Its faculty, staff and students are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally, receiving recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes. The Management Department, consisting of 17 full-time faculty members, offers an undergraduate BSBA major in management, a management minor, an MS in Management, and provides core classes for the MBA, executive PhD, and other degree programs within the College. The Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Management Department Chair, the successful candidate will have responsibility for teaching courses and researching topics within the field of management and contributing to service responsibilities. We are open to applicants from all areas of management but prefer a focus on organization behavior, organization theory, human resource management and leadership. The successful candidate is expected to teach eight courses during the academic year, which may include fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The appointment is a one-year term, with a 9-month faculty contract.

Essential Functions
Teaching: Teaching responsibilities include the delivery of eight courses in the area of management. Courses may be undergraduate, graduate and executive education level using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night and weekend classes. Teachers are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility.

Research, Scholarship or Creative Work: As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Professor of the Practice is expected to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to maintain currency and represent the University and industry, for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications are not a requirement but would be highly valued.
Service: The Visiting Professor of the Practice is encouraged to be professionally engaged through either industry or academic affiliations and to help serve on committees, curricula design, and assurance of learning, and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong English communication skills (written and oral).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s degree in business or a closely related field.
  • Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and successes in leadership and/or human resource roles.
  • Demonstrated teaching, mentoring or training excellence in an area of management or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence.
  • Active in the business community (e.g., through association membership, consulting, publications, and presentations).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned DBA or PhD in Business or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution.
    10 years of professional experience in leadership and/or human resource roles.
  • Teaching interests in leadership and human resources management.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and accomplishments in teaching and administration in graduate and undergraduate business programs.
  • Ability to engage with industry partners for advancing the College’s mission.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2021 and will continue until the job is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $110,000 – $120,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • One-page diversity statement describing how the candidate’s research, teaching and/or service contributes to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence (

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.