Department:Lundquist College of Business, Department of Operations and Business Analytics Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Annual Basis:9 Month
Application Deadline December 1, 2017; position remains open until filled
Required Application Materials Applicants should provide: (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita summarizing education, publication record, service, and professional experience, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) copies of scholarly working papers or publications, (5) a teaching portfolio including syllabi of courses taught and teaching evaluations, and (6) contact information for three references. Materials may be combined as needed to upload into the available fields on the application.
The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.
Position Announcement The University of Oregon’s Department of Operations and Business Analytics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Business Analytics, to begin in fall 2018. The position is open at all ranks (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor), depending upon qualifications. Applicants should have demonstrable ability to publish scholarly research in leading journals and the ability to teach with rigor and effectiveness.
This position search is part of a University of Oregon presidential initiative to establish excellence in data science oriented toward solving significant problems in science and society (http://datascience.uoregon.edu). As part of this initiative, the university is building a cross-disciplinary data science program which can be a curricular and research program for data science writ large, and the university’s recently launched High Performance Computing Research Core Facility is available to help serve computing needs. There will also be opportunity to become involved with the university’s Knight Campus for Accelerating Impact.
Department or Program Summary The Operations and Business Analytics (OBA) Department is interdisciplinary, with faculty focused on publishing in leading journals across the domains of operations management, applied statistics, and management information systems (MIS). The ideal candidate for the Business Analytics position will have synergies with current departmental faculty in both the areas of applied statistics and operations research, and have a strong background in statistical methodologies. The OBA Department supports the mission of the Lundquist College of Business by teaching students how to manage firms’ complex operations and how to leverage data to make managerial decisions.
Minimum Requirements • Ph.D. in related discipline (statistics, econometrics, operations research); demonstrated superior teaching competence and a record of scholarly accomplishment consistent with rank. • Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate courses plus electives consistent with the candidate’s background and interests and department teaching needs.
Preferred Qualifications • Ability to teach business analytics and applied statistics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. • A research program relating to the intersection of business analytics and applied statistics, including but not limited to areas such as: “big data” and data mining methodologies, and estimation and inference issues in high dimensional models, including variable selection and model dimension reduction.
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