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Lecturer Full-Time - Temporary / Business Analytics & Information Systems

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: Milgard School of Business

Title: Lecturer Full-Time - Temporary / Business Analytics & Information Systems

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Position Description

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one full-time non-tenure-track temporary lecturer position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This full-time position has a 9-month service period, September 16, 2022 – June 15, 2023. 

Candidates must be able to teach a variety of information systems and business analytics courses. Specific teaching needs may include: introductory information technology/systems and quantitative analysis for business (e.g. mathematical modeling, statistics, optimization and regression models) classes required for all of our business school undergraduate majors and minors; data management, business intelligence and predictive analytics courses required for our undergraduate minor in business data analytics and as electives for other majors; graduate level classes in data and text mining with R & Python, cognitive analytics, project management, big data management, applied regression models, and electives for our master of science business analytics program.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of involvement, participation, and/or leadership that maintains qualifications required for accreditation (AACSB) purposes. The successful candidate will also assist in the development of curriculum, promote continuous improvement, and actively collaborate with colleagues in service of our school and university’s mission.   The successful applicant is expected to be an integral member of a team of faculty and staff that are committed to excellence and further expanding a growing successful center for business analytics and analytics innovations programs at UW Tacoma. The successful candidate be expected to provide meaningful service to the university, the business school, and the community.

University and School Background

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. The School’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and Center for Business Analytics offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to its mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 650 students in its undergraduate, MBA, Masters in Accounting (MAcc), Masters in Business Analytics (MSBA), and Masters in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at


Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in Business Analytics & Intelligence, Management Information Systems/Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Operations Management, Management Science, Decision Science, Industrial/Electrical Engineering, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. Professional work experience is not required but preferred.

Qualifications include experience in curriculum development and teaching in multiple modalities, including online, hybrid and in-person, as well as experience teaching in an urban-serving campus environment with a diverse student body, many of whom are first generation college students.


All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at pdf documents. The application deadline is May 18, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Required materials include:

  1. A cover letter describing academic qualifications and experience for this position with reference to your experience and teaching effectiveness. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Applicants are also encouraged to highlight ways in which they might contribute to the urban-serving mission of the campus.
  2. A teaching statement elaborating the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach.
  3. A statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Milgard school is committed to preparing our students to understand, negotiate and address complex DEI topics from multiple perspectives including personal and managerial. We would like to know about your approach to integrating the practice of DEI in your pedagogy and how you have improved levels of access and success for students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Candidates who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should articulate how they expect to contribute to these core Milgard values.
  4. A curriculum vitae.
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. copies of student evaluations)
  6. At least three letters of reference.


 Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Luna Zhang at

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