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Two Senior Lecturer Positions in the University of Minnesota

  • 1.  Two Senior Lecturer Positions in the University of Minnesota

    Posted 06-27-2022 12:35
    Senior Lecturer Positions, Supply Chain and Operations Department
    Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

    The Supply Chain and Operations (SCO) Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota invites applicants for two Senior Lecturer positions in Supply Chain and Operations Management.  These annual, renewable positions are full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month appointments starting August 29, 2022. 

    Job responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring students within the supply chain and operations department across courses in undergraduate and master's degree programs.  The minimum degree required is a master's degree.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. An ideal candidate should hold a doctorate degree and have teaching experience in a university or corporate setting in the supply chain and operations management area, relevant industry experience, and a desire to build and support university-industry connections and programs. The minimum qualifications for this position are a terminal degree plus 10 years of related industry and/or academic experience, or a Master's degree plus 15 years of related industry and/or academic experience. This position is not eligible for H-1B or Green Card Sponsorship.

    Primary responsibility is teaching an introductory applied business statistics course using R.  Course topics include (but not limited to) descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, statistical inference, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation, and introduction to linear regression.  Emphasis is on statistical reasoning and how to implement statistical methods in a business context using R.  An objective of the course is to develop students' proficiency in using the R programming language for statistical applications. 

    Other responsibilities may include supporting the teaching and service mission of the SCO Department.  Teaching includes courses in undergraduate and master's programs. We are interested in candidates with capabilities and interest in teaching supply chain courses such as big data analytics in supply chains, supply chain analytics, sustainable supply chain, sourcing, logistics, service management, planning and control, technology management, project management, process improvement, lean, and global supply chain strategy, among others.

    The service mission of the SCO Department includes mentoring, advising, educating, and exciting students about the supply chain.  Participation on committees, developing curriculum, and active involvement in partnerships with the business community are expected. 

    The SCO Department is consistently ranked among the top operations departments in the country.  Active partnership with the business community is a key to our success.  We seek to involve full-time operations practitioners directly in the development and implementation of our research and teaching programs.  Our strong linkages to the business community are enhanced through active involvement with the Supply Chain Advisory Board and the Carlson Consulting Enterprise. 

    Application Process

    Interested applicants must apply online.  Applicants who are external to the University should apply here  Internal University applicants should apply using this link  If needed, the job id for this opening is 348545.  For questions about the application process, please contact Vicki Lund at or (612) 624-9827.

    The review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.  More information about the SCO department faculty and programs can be found on the web at


    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.


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    Hailong Cui

    Assistant Professor
    Supply Chain and Operations Department
    Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Hailong Cui
    Assistant Professor
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis MN