The School of Business at the University of Kansas is searching for either an Assistant Teaching Professor or a Lecturer in Business Analytics and Information Systems for the 2023-24 academic year.
All interested candidates should demonstrate their industry and/or teaching expertise in the areas of statistics and application of data analytics and information systems to contemporary business problems. This is a full-time, non-tenure, academic-year teaching position beginning as soon as possible.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.
The University of Kansas, School of Business has been educating students and creating business leaders since 1924. In May 2016, the school moved into the $70.5 million, 166,500-square-foot Capitol Federal Hall. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, 45 minutes west of Kansas City. For information about the University of Kansas, School of Business and living in Lawrence, see http://business.ku.edu/ and https://www.ku.edu/about-lawrence.
Teach undergraduate or graduate level courses in various topics in statistics, information systems, and/or business analytics. Duties include but are not limited to course preparation, consultation, and assignment of course grades. Courses may be taught at the Lawrence, Edwards, or Leavenworth campus or online. The course load for this appointment is four courses each semester (fall and spring). Course load and teaching assignments will be determined by the area director to best meet the needs of the School of Business. All teaching professors should abide by area, school, and university policies and procedures.
10% Service (20% for Lecturer)
Participate as an active member of the area and engage in instruction-related activities beyond direct instruction. Examples include curriculum development committees, course improvement initiatives, and advising student organizations. All faculty members are expected to fulfill their share of service duties needed to facilitate the efficient operation of the school.
10% Scholarly and/or industry engagement (0% for Lecturer)
Engage with practitioners in the business community to better understand current and evolving business practice and disseminate this knowledge within or outside the school to improve instruction and student development. Dissemination may take many forms, including but not limited to presentations or workshops for colleagues, participation on curriculum committees, case study, and case competition development. If desired, scholarly engagement may also include academic or pedagogical research, publications in academic or practitioner journals or textbook development.
For appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:
- A Ph.D. or D.B.A in a discipline directly related to statistics, information systems, or business analytics (e.g., data science, data engineering, data management, predictive analytics, information science, information systems, applied statistics, computational science, or quantitative social science). Degree must be earned prior to start date.
- Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in information systems and/or business analytics.
- Demonstrated (or high potential for) scholarly or industry engagement.
For appointment at the rank of Lecturer:
- Master’s degree in Statistics, Business Analytics, Information Systems, or a related field.
- Demonstrated record of teaching in an academic setting or a record of mentorship, leadership, or training experience in a professional setting.
Additional Candidate Instructions
To be considered, candidates must submit an online application. A complete application will include a:
- letter of application describing both academic and/or industry experience and accomplishments, (See additional details below.)
- record of productivity in teaching, research, service, and/or industry experience as noted in CV,
- teaching statement and supplemental materials, as appropriate (e.g., teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations).
Candidate interests in the areas of statistics, business intelligence, data visualization/graphics, information systems, machine learning, computer simulation and modeling, IT security, Big Data, scripting languages or programming frameworks (e.g. SQL, Python, R, SAS), data management platforms (e.g., Oracle, MS SQLServer) and/or analytics tools (e.g., Spotfire, Tableau) should be outlined in the cover letter required as a part of the application package. Additional relevant interests such as engagement with the business community on digital innovation, data analysis, and providing insights and solutions in the application fields of security, health care, energy, fraud detection, finance, retailing, and/or insurance should also be outlined in application materials.
Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants as the search process moves beyond the initial screening round.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application: “Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Review of applications will begin on September 25th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.
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