Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Business Information & Analytics

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Daniels College Of Business

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Business Information & Analytics starting September 1, 2024.

DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1 Doctoral/Research University with very high research activity. U.S. News, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S., founded in 1908, and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nation’s largest city park system, and a thriving business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live. We transform lives, organizations, and communities through educational experiences, outreach, and knowledge creation.

The Department of Business Information and Analytics (BIA) merges the disciplines of Information Systems, Statistics, and Operations Research into a department focusing on the key needs of today’s organizations to create, manage, and understand the wealth of information they possess. The Department of BIA offers an MS in Business Analytics, an undergraduate major in business analytics, and minors in statistics and business analytics. Class sizes for the Department of Business Analytics typically range from 15 to 33. The Department currently has nine full-time tenure track faculty and eight teaching and professional faculty (https://daniels.du.edu/business-information-analytics/faculty-staff/). Building on a legacy of leadership and first-mover advantage, the Department offers rigorous academic instruction, enjoys strong industry support, and is home to CAID (the Center for Analytics and Innovation with Data - https://daniels.du.edu/caid/)

Position Summary

We are open to applicants from all areas of business analytics scholarship, but have particular interest in candidates who will build upon our strengths by exploring innovative and emerging areas. Applicants must have strong research skills and the ability and desire to conduct high quality research. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses during the academic year, which may include fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. Faculty members are expected to participate in the College’s faculty meetings, assurance of learning, and the advising of students in the program.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching: Expected to deliver up to six courses or their equivalent throughout the academic year, which may include fall, winter, or spring 10.5 week quarters. Summer research support and two course releases for research activity are granted for two years to an
  • Assistant Professor. Course releases and stipends/summer support for research activity beyond the first two years are subject to a competitive process open to all faculty members. There may also be opportunities to teach during the nine-week summer quarter and/or online courses.
  • Teaching may include subjects such as business statistics, database design and SQL, predictive analytics, data mining and visualization, Python programming, project management, simulation, advanced data management platforms (Hadoop, AWS, Azure, etc.), and/or optimization. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid, hyflex, and online delivery methods taught during the day, night, or weekend.
  • Research, Scholarship or Creative Work: The individual who fills this position will demonstrate potential for conducting high-quality research in business analytics (Information Systems, Statistics, Operations Research, etc.). The College and each academic unit maintain lists of target journals. All professors are expected to conduct primarily discipline-based research and focus on publishing in journals in the premier and top journal categories.
  • Service: The individual who fills this position will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Department of Business Information and Analytics, and the Daniels College of Business. This includes attendance at faculty meetings, participation in assurance of learning, curriculum development, and active engagement in scholarly activities such as research symposia.
  • Significant involvement with students is expected of all faculty members including timely and consistent grading, timely responses to student communications, and student mentoring and informal advising.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI, https://www.du.edu/equity)
  • Exceptional abilities in scholarly and/or creative activities are needed as required by the department/center/school/college and position.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in business analytics or closely related field. ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed no later than March 31 of the first year of employment at Daniels. Candidates will hold the title of teaching assistant professor until completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Demonstrated potential for strong performance in teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Information Systems, Business Analytics, Statistics, Operations Research or related field from an AACSB or EQUIS-accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Strong knowledge of programing languages, such as Python.
  • Proven track record for high-caliber research for the area(s) of expertise (e.g., UT Dallas, Financial Times 50, ABDC A*, or journals of similar quality).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or activities that promote diversity and equal opportunity (examples include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups or activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring/advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.)

Working Environment

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 11:59 p.m. (MST) On January 8th, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Ryan Elmore at Ryan.Elmore@du.edu

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $170,000 - $190,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Teaching Philosophy Statement with list of courses taught and a summary of teaching evaluation scores
4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI, https://www.du.edu/equity) statement about applicant’s experience with and commitment to DEI and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions [https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity.
5. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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