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Tenure Track Faculty - Decision Sciences

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

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Tenure Track Faculty - Decision Sciences

Job No: 520003
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management


For more than five decades, the College of Business (COB) at Sacramento State has consistently achieved its fundamental mission - to develop engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders that enrich communities around the world. The COB cultivates excellence in its graduates and develops business leaders possessing not only top management skills, but also a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and their community. The College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all its activities. The College of Business has maintained its accreditation under the stringent standards of the AACSB since 1963. In the course of our history, the COB has produced over 50,000 total graduates through our undergraduate BS program and our innovative graduate programs which currently include: MBA, Executive MBA, iMBA, MS Accountancy, MS Business Analytics and MS Finance. We believe about 70 percent of our alumni remain in the Sacramento region, fueling the success of our culturally rich and vibrant economy.

DEPARTMENT: Information Systems & Business Analytics (DS Concentration)

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Decision Sciences

The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics provides information systems and business analytics courses to the College of Business majors. The department also provides a Management Information Systems concentration and has recently launched an undergraduate concentration in Business Analytics as well as an MS in Business Analytics.
The Business Analytics concentration prepares students to connect data and analytical models to substantive business problems so better business decisions can be made. The program focuses on using quantitative approaches to help improve decision making and performance in business. To better understand business situations, students focus on collecting and analyzing data, drawing on computer technology, statistics, applied mathematics, and machine learning techniques. The program covers database, data visualization tools and techniques, statistical modeling, data mining, optimization, simulation, and their applications in business disciplines such as accounting, finance, human resources, insurance, management, and marketing.

The incumbent is expected to provide innovative and cutting-edge teaching and evidence of a strong publication record or potential in Decision Sciences and related fields. It is also expected that the successful candidate will play an active role in maintaining and developing student engagement in Decision Sciences curriculum; advising, coaching and mentoring students; and serving on department, college, and university-wide committees. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for taking leadership roles in developing new innovative programs, promoting a research environment within the Department, supporting the University, as well as partnerships with the community to enhance the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the region and beyond. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of disciplines. The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $115,000.
  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Business Analytics (in traditional, hybrid, or online modalities).
  • Scholarly and Creative Activities (with an emphasis on publication of peer reviewed articles).
  • Service/Contributions to the Institution and Sacramento Community.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Curriculum program development and revision.


  • A doctorate by June 2023 in Information Systems or Business Analytics or related discipline. ABD will be considered; however, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by June 2024, to remain eligible for continued employment.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Experience:
  • Demonstrated ability to use analytics technology, software, and programming languages such as Python in teaching and applied learning settings.
  • Record of or potential for research and peer-reviewed publications in Information Systems or Business Analytics related discipline.
  • Demonstrated record and/or desire to work with a diverse student population.



A doctorate by June 2023 in a Management Information Systems related discipline, from a business program accredited by AACSB International, AMBA, EQUIS or an equivalent business program accreditation body.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Experience:
  • Demonstrated record of teaching, research, and professional experience in areas such as (but not limited to): business intelligence, data visualization, big data technologies, or machine learning.
  • Interest in and/or experience with leading curriculum development processes for academic and professional development programs, reflecting the contemporary landscape in business analytics in a range of business areas.
  • A record of, or potential for, developing relationships with the Sacramento business community.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or lead graduate and undergraduate academic projects.


Review of applications will begin November 11, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

1. Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications including teaching philosophy, list of scholarly accomplishments, and research work plan.

2. Current curriculum vita/resume.

3. The names and contact information of at least three recent professional references.

4. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview).

5. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, Sacramento


If you would like more information about the position, please contact Professor Min Li at

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: October 13, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit


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