Assistant Professor of Business Administration

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021

APPOINTMENT DATE:  August 17, 2021

JOB TYPE:  Tenure-Track/Probationary


Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration.  The Department of Business Administration is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track probationary position to teach courses related to Law (i.e., Legal Environment, Labor and Employment Relations, and Business Law). The successful applicant may be assigned additional courses from the Business Administration curriculum based on their academic credentials. The Department currently houses undergraduate and graduate-level programs including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems (CIS), and Master of Business Administration (MBA).


BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.


BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.  BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture.  The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation.  Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm pass during the cold, winter months. 


Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has more than 550 faculty and staff. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.


Our Business programs are nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are strongly focused on student success. The College of Business, Mathematics & Sciences at BSU has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)Our online bachelor’s and master’s programs offer distant learning students flexibility to complete degrees after starting careers.  In addition to rigorous, experience-oriented academics, the Department offers an array of student opportunities designed to help students develop real-world skills.  We are a diverse faculty and we are fully committed to equity and inclusiveness in our programs and classrooms.


Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Business Administration include:

  • Teaching online and on-campus courses in Legal Environment, Labor and Employment Relations, Business Law, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility, at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level.
  • Teaching additional courses from the Business Administration curriculum based on the teaching and curricular needs of the department.
  • A strong commitment to quality teaching.
  • The ability to design and deliver online courses with D2L Brightspace course management software or be willing to obtain the necessary skills for online course design and delivery.
  • Advising and supporting students’ academic progress.
  • Pursuing scholarly and/or creative activities.
  • Assisting with program accreditation.
  • Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
  • Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from an accredited institution.
  • Skills and ability to design and deliver online courses with D2L Brightspace software or be willing to obtain the necessary skills for online course design and delivery.
  • Evidence of quality teaching as demonstrated by use of high impact learning practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and/or interest working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Relevant professional/industry experience in the fields related to the courses to be taught.
  • Familiarity with the accreditation process.



Apply online:



Veronica Veaux, MBA, ABD


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Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.


Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.


Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.


The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.


For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.


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