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Requisition # 74953

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
College:Tippie College of Business
Department:Business Analytics



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Position(s)

The award-winning Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2024.

We are excited to consider a broad range of fields, including Applied Mathematics, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Engineering, Informatics/Information Sciences, Logistics, Management Science, Operations Management/Supply Chain, Statistics, or any related field. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to vibrant and growing programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Find more information and apply at

The Department

Analytics is the transformation of data into insight for better decision making, and Business Analytics is the application of Analytics to Business. As the process for transforming data into insight is inherently multi-disciplinary, Business Analytics lies at the intersection of Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Big Data, Applied Mathematics (particularly Optimization), Operations, and Business.

The Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business has been at the forefront of research in Analytics for decades and, as the recipient of the 2021 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize, was recently honored as a top department in the world for preparing students for careers in analytics.

The Department has particular research strengths in predictive analytics in the areas of health care, social issues, text, and social media, and faculty members have developed key methodologies in data mining, social-network analysis and mathematical optimization.  The Department is also internationally known for work in supply-chain design and transportation.

The Department of Business Analytics offers a BBA in Business Analytics and Information Systems, an MS in Business Analytics (both part-time and full-time programs), as well as a PhD degree.  Through its Tippie Analytics Cooperative, the Department is actively engaged with local, national, and Fortune 500 companies to continually enhance and improve student learning. The Department also hosts an annual international Analytics Case Competition and Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference.

A Supportive Environment

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 healthcare, 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: Additional dual-career support, including for partners with careers outside of academia, is provided by the Tippie College of Business through its Strategic Partnership Office.

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 its 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 healthcare, 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. See for more information.

Application Instructions

Each applicant should submit:

1.            Cover letter (including any upcoming conferences they plan to attend)

2.            Curriculum vitae

3.            Teaching statement

4.            Research statement

5.            One to three samples of research papers, preferably submitted as PDF files

6.            The applicant will provide the e-mail address of three external reference writers at the application website.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position(s) are filled.

Inquiries and Policies

General questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Jeff Ohlmann (, and questions about the application procedure should be directed to Departmental Administrator Nicole Bible (

Rank will be based on experience and record of achievement. Position is 100% time with benefits. For more information about the Tenure-Track Faculty policy, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.1.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. 

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.


Education Requirement:

A doctorate or strong evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed before August 15, 2024 in Applied Mathematics, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Informatics/Information Sciences, Logistics, Management Science, Operations Management/Supply Chain, Statistics, or any related field. 

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated potential for publishing high-quality research.

Desirable Qualifications:

Demonstrated success in teaching is desirable.  

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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

Contact Information

Contact:Jeffrey W Ohlmann -
Cbus-Business Analytics
Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
S372 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-0837
Department URL:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

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