Adjunct Faculty - Major General James M. Wright MBA Fellowship Program

Location:  Alan B. Miller Hall; Williamsburg, Virginia
Contact:  Mason HR - [[w|masonhr]]

Full Description
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary is seeking to fill an adjunct faculty position to lead the residential core capstone course in the Major General James M. Wright (MGJW) MBA Fellowship Program. This is a part-time specified term position that runs February 10, 2023 – August 9, 2023 and is contingent on funding.

The MGJW Core Capstone course is a project based course in which teams of three-to-four active duty military personnel, who are students in the full-time MBA program, work on a real-world Lean-Six Sigma project for the United States Army. Students work full-time on the projects over an approximate 6 week period (from June to August). The course involves research, in-depth analysis using both Lean and Six Sigma tools, development of a solution to the problem as well as multiple presentations to various audiences including members of the Senior Executive Service and General Officers. Students are expected to coordinate and successfully work with numerous parties including staff at government agencies, contractors and vendors. Students also write a major technical report on the project and a shorter article suitable for publishing in Army journals. Students who successfully complete the course requirements receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the Mason School of Business.

Position duties include responsibilities such as:
    • Working with relevant staff and faculty to evaluate proposals generated by TRADOC.
    • Coordinating with staff and faculty, in collaboration with TRADOC, to select projects, scope the related work, and identify deliverables.
    • Match MGJW student teams with projects (currently approximately 20 students).
    • Advise teams on the development of the Client Work Plan and final report.
    • Ensure that project teams apply appropriate Lean Six Sigma tools to their projects.
    • Attend weekly team meetings and client calls, to provide guidance as appropriate, based on project status.
    • Organize biweekly joint meetings of all teams to consult and learn from each other.
    • Hold teams accountable to meet all team deliverables.
    • Ensure proper complete and timely client communications.
    • Instructional duties including, but are not limited to, structuring the learning process and maintaining standards of behavior and performing all mid-term and final grading requirements on time.
    • Working closely with the MBA Programs Office.
Adjunct faculty serve a vital role at the School of Business and are valued members of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the William & Mary community. They are provided with professional learning opportunities and are invited to attend on-campus events.

William & Mary is a premier liberal arts university, chartered in 1693, and has long been considered one of the top academic institutions in the country and a “Public Ivy.” The Mason School has been recognized as a top program by Bloomberg BusinessWeek (#1 in MBA Learning), Princeton Review (#5 in MBA Faculty) and Poets & Quants (#15 Undergraduate and #4 for MBA Career Outcomes). Regularly named a Global Top 100 program by the Financial Times, the MBA program is ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune and Forbes.

The University is situated in historic Williamsburg, Virginia and is within an hour drive of Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Washington DC is within a three-hour drive. The Hampton Roads area has consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country on the dimensions of quality of life, affordability, and climate.
Required Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree at the time of appointment.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the military environment.
  • Commitment to inclusive teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned doctoral degree (at time of appointment) in Business.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred or, alternately, equivalent Lean Six Sigma training and project experience.
  • Candidates with a proven record of excellent teaching will be given preference

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