Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Operations

Gonzaga University
October 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$136,186 - $145,265
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At Gonzaga we don't just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our diverse selection of benefits is part of Gonzaga's commitment to care for and meet the needs of our employees and their families. The University provides full-time faculty in their first year: a PPO Medical plan administered by Premera Blue Cross, employer-paid dental programs through Delta Dental, vision coverage through VSP, employer-paid Life Insurance, and optional employee-paid Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial, TIAA 403(b) Retirement plan including free onsite financial planning and advising, Employee Assistance Program through Supportlinc, ZagFit Wellness program with access to GU's onsite fitness center, Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus passes and more. Additional benefits such as Long Term Disability and Tuition Waivers are available after the first year of employment.

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Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Operations Department Operations Management Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track End Date Appointment Percent 100% Months per Year 9 months Job Summary

Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration (SBA) in Spokane, WA invites applications for one full-time, open-rank, tenure-track position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) teaching in the area of operations and supply chain management, beginning in the fall of 2024. The ideal candidate is expected to take part in teaching, professional development, academic citizenship and service, and advising as specified below.

Gonzaga University is located on the banks of the Spokane river approximately 1 mile from downtown Spokane. Spokane provides its residents with a variety of activities from accessible downtown shopping and entertainment to the beautiful landscape of the Inland Northwest. Spokane's longtime motto is “ Near Nature Near Perfect” as its residents are minutes away from beautiful lakes, high elevation deserts, and rustic mountains. We encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, protected persons, and others committed to expanding the diversity of the profession.

For information on our mission, please visit: https: // www.

Essential Functions

Teaching—The faculty member is expected to teach nine (9) credits each semester during the academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily in the area of operations and supply chain management. The faculty member will develop/teach cutting edge courses in the operations and supply chain field, such as analytical decision making, modeling, optimization techniques, supply chain analytics. This position holder would teach introductory Operations Management courses along with other courses from the areas mentioned above. Future department needs may dictate shifts in teaching responsibilities, needing to keep up with emerging topics in the discipline. As part of our commitment to successful starts for our faculty, a one- semester, three-credit teaching load reduction is available to new faculty hires in their first year. Summer teaching opportunities may also be available but are neither required nor guaranteed.

Professional Development—This position will require that the faculty member (1) remain current with operations and supply chain management theory and practice and conduct quality research leading to publication in peer-reviewed academic journals in the discipline; (2) actively participate in departmental and SBA professional activities; and (3) obtain and maintain SA (Scholarly Academic) status as defined by the AACSB and the SBA; the faculty member's work toward and maintenance of SA status will be an important part of the annual review process within the SBA. Support is available to promote scholarly engagement.

Academic Citizenship & Service—The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty of the School of Business Administration, with full voting privileges in the University faculty assembly and the school, and as such is expected to be a contributing member of the operations discipline, the school, and the University. Regular meeting participation at University and school meetings is expected. In addition, participation in related school and departmental committees is required. In addition, Gonzaga University and the School of Business Administration have strong ties to the larger Spokane community; thus, faculty engagement with the local community is also valued and expected. Candidates should be prepared to advise the Gonzaga University Supply Chain Association (GUSCA) students in their development and engage with the Operations and Supply Chain Management Advisory Board (OSCMAB).

Advising—There are no student advising requirements for first year faculty, but advising will become part of the individual's ongoing duties in the second year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • To be considered for Assistant Professor, the candidate must have:

  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research or a related field.
  • ABD in Operations or a related field may be considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have their degree in hand by July 15, 2024
  • A record of early-stage scholarly activity (conference papers and presentations, working papers, and/or journal contributions)
  • A record of early-stage teaching development or teaching activity
  • Demonstrated commitment to Gonzaga's mission
  • Evidence of inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices
  • To be considered for Associate Professor, the candidate must meet the required qualifications of an Assistant Professor and have:

  • At least five years of successful experience at the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • A well-defined scholarly agenda with a record of scholarship (e.g., publications, presentations, etc.)
  • Evidence of successful advising
  • Demonstrates knowledge of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • To be considered Full Professor, the candidate must meet the required qualifications of an Associate Professor and have:

  • At least five years of successful experience at the rank of Associate Professor
  • A scholarly record of a mature and established scholar
  • Evidence of mentoring and supporting underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students.
  • Desired Qualifications

  • Preferred qualifications for Assistant Professor candidates include:

  • A record of successful student advising
  • An established record of teaching and/or course development
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in one or more complimentary operations disciplines
  • Pre-academic industry involvement
  • Preferred qualifications for Associate Professor or Full Professor candidates include:

  • A demonstrated ability to help others grow in their professional capacities
  • Evidence of curricular innovation
  • A demonstrated record of leadership and service to their academic institution and the larger community
  • Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 08/23/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Application Review Begins on 10/01/2023 Lower Reference Midpoint Upper Reference EEO Statement

    Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

    Hiring Salary Assistant: $136,186 - $145,265; Associate: $150,501- $160,534; Professor: $188,689 - $201,268 - commensurate with education and experience Special Instructions to Applicants

    To apply, please visit our website at www. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Mirjeta Beqiri, Search Committee Chair for Operations, at [email protected]. Contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5966 with any technical or application issues. This position is open until filled; for best consideration, please submit materials by 5 p.m. on October 01, 2023, U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

    Applicants must complete an online application that includes the following:

    1. Cover letter that addresses the following:

    a) Relevance of your academic training and professional experience to the position

    b) Understanding of Gonzaga's Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition

    c) Personal philosophy of, and commitment to, teaching, advising, and scholarship

    d) Leadership philosophy statement to include the role of diversity/social justice in educational leadership

    e) Additional qualifications you would bring to the position

    2. A detailed curriculum vitae

    3. Copies of all university transcripts

    4. A statement of teaching strategies and techniques (500 words or less)

    5. Teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching effectiveness including inclusive and equity-minded teaching that includes reflection on:

    o how you create a learning environment in which all your students can learn

    o your strategies for including a diversity of perspectives, voices, and lived experiences in the learning process

    o your experience supporting traditionally underrepresented students in higher education (e.g. race, ability, LGBTQ+, first-gen)

    6. A statement of research (500 words or less)

    7. A writing sample

    8. A statement of mission fit with Gonzaga and the SBA (500 words or less)

    9. Names and contact information for three professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).

    Gonzaga University belongs to a long and distinguished tradition of Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic education. The School of Business upholds the University tradition and exemplifies it through its dedication to preparing socially responsible professionals who are professionally sound, ethically centered, and committed to the communities they serve. The SBA builds upon the University's values as it serves students who wish to address the transformational potential of business as a force for positive social change.

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    A copy of the report can be found online at www. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).
  • Cover Letter (Please see "Special Instructions to Applicants" for cover letter content)
  • Teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching effectiveness including inclusive and equity-minded (Please see special instructions for details)
  • A statement of teaching strategies and techniques (500 words or less)
  • A statement of research (500 words or less)
  • Statement of mission fit with Gonzaga and the SBA (500 words or less)
  • A copy of all university transcripts
  • Optional Documents

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