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Business Analytics Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Babson College

  • 1.  Business Analytics Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Babson College

    Posted 25 days ago

    The Math & Science Division of Babson College invites applications for a 2-year visiting, part-time Business Analytics Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow.

    Position Description:

    The program is designed for graduate students and postdocs who wish to get further experience in teaching and take a closer look at the scholarship of teaching and learning and its cross-disciplinary applications. Participants will strengthen their understanding of evidence-based teaching practices by exploring the scholarship of their chosen teaching topic. This is a newly created cohort-based program with a faculty mentor. The business analytics postdoc teaching position will focus on business statistics, analytics and quantitative methods.

    Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in teaching, and will be expected to teach a minimum of two courses per semester (four annually).

    Candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree within 9 to 36 months of August 2020, or are imminently expected to complete doctoral degree within 9 months of August 2020, with dissertation advisor's (or department chair's) letter are invited to apply. The proof of the degree must be submitted within 9 months of the starting date (Year 1), or the position will be relinquished for the following academic year (Year 2). In other words, submission of the proof of degree by May 31 is a necessary condition to be considered for renewal/continuation of the position, starting September 1 of Year 2.

    The College does not offer visa sponsorship for this position.

    Electronic applications should be submitted here - no paper application will be accepted. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, including diversity equity and inclusion philosophy. Letters of recommendation will be requested later in the application process. While the main deadline is May 15, 2020, we will continue to review materials submitted after this time until the position is filled.

    College Summary:
    Babson College, located 14 miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. The institution has been ranked the number 1 school for entrepreneurship by U.S. New & World Report for more than two decades. Babson's dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students gain multidimensional abilities and can make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world.

    Babson has 2,400 full-time undergraduate students and more than 900 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 57 countries. Non-U.S. students comprise more than 20% of undergraduate students and more than 40% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide.

    For questions contact professor Vikki Rodgers at

    Babak Zafari
    Assistant Professor of Statistics and Analytics
    Babson College
    Babson Park MA