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Requisition # 73737

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, August 1st, 2019
College:Tippie College of Business
Department:Business Analytics



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Tippie College of Business
 Faculty Position in Business Analytics
The Position

The Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a fall 2020 starting date.   We are particularly interested in innovative scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant or beginning Associate level.  The successful candidate will contribute to vibrant and expanding programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We are excited to consider a broad range of fields within analytics.  We welcome applicants with a PhD degree in Applied Math, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Informatics /Information Sciences, Logistics, Management Science, Operations Management/Supply Chain, Statistics or a related field.

The Department

Analytics is the transformation of data into insight for better decision making. Business Analytics is the application of analytics to business. The process required for the transformation of data into insight is multi-disciplinary.  As such, business analytics falls at the intersection of computer science, statistics, mathematics (particularly optimization), and business. The Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business has been at the forefront of research in analytics since the beginning.  We have particular strengths in predictive analytics in the areas of health care, social issue, text, and social media.  Faculty members have developed key methodologies in social network analysis and continuous optimization.  Our department is also internationally known for work in supply chain design and transportation, including humanitarian logistics.  For more information about our faculty, consult our website at https://tippie.uiowa.edu/business-analytics.

The Department of Business Analytics offers a BBA in Business Analytics and Information Systems, a part-time and full-time MS in Business Analytics, and a PhD program.  The Department of Business Analytics is actively engaged with companies and continuing to improve the learning experience for our students.  Our work with national and international companies is coordinated through the Tippie Analytics Cooperative.  Our department hosts an annual Analytics Case Competition and Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference (WALC).

The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education.  As demonstrated by our new DEI Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential.  Faculty members in the College of Business contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship. 

As part of the application, candidates are invited to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service.  To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a new minor child enters the home. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:  https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.  The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. To see other jobs available in higher education and with key local employers in our area, please visit the HERC website at www.centralmidwestherc.org

Iowa City

A diverse community, an affordable place to live, and a vibrant cultural life make Iowa City an attractive home for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Iowa City takes pride in openness, inclusion, and safety.

Iowa City is one of just 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, affirming its reputation as an international destination for creative thinkers. With outstanding and affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a downtown filled with a lively mix of restaurants, shops, theater, music, and festivals, Iowa City is a casual, vibrant college town.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit:

1.       Cover letter (including the upcoming conferences you plan to attend)

2.       Curriculum vita

3.       Teaching statement

4.       Research statement

5.       Diversity statement

6.       One to three samples of research papers

7.       Three letters of recommendation (The applicant will provide the e-mail address of external reference writers at the application website).

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.   

Inquiries and Policies

Please direct questions about the position to the Chair of the Recruiting Committee Ann Campbell (ann-campbell@uiowa.edu). Questions about the application process may be directed to Kendra Belski or Nicole Schrock (tippie-west-asst@uiowa.edu).

Rank will be based on experience and record of achievement. Position is 100% time with benefits. For more information about the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty policy, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.1.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Education Requirement:

An earned doctorate or strong evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed before August 19, 2020 in Applied Math, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Informatics /Information Sciences, Logistics, Management Science, Operations Management/Supply Chain, Statistics or a related field.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to do high quality research.

Desirable Qualifications:

Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of students is highly desirable.

Demonstrated success in teaching is desirable.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Publications/Working Papers
Research Statement
Cover Letter
Diversity Statement

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Ann M Campbell - ann-campbell@uiowa.edu
Cbus-Business Analytics
Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
W244 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/business-analytics

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