Assistant Professor of Sport Analytics

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Job # 075036 Job Title Assistant Professor of Sport Analytics Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

per department chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sport Management/Analytics with a focus on Machine Learning, Python, and R.. (Tenure eligible).

The Department of Sport Management is housed in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. The Sport Analytics degree is an academically rigorous, business-based 126-credit hour curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the first of its kind in the nation. It prepares students for immediate entry into the sport industry or graduate school. For more about the program:

https://falk.syr.edu/sport-management/academic-programs/#bssa

Qualifications

An earned doctorate in data science, analytics, statistics, mathematics, economics, finance or a related discipline. Required skills include proficiency in some combination of Python, R, Database, SQL or similar. A demonstrated record of teaching and excellent research potential is desired, along with a strong background and knowledge of the sports industry. We are specifically searching for candidates with a strong interest in machine learning, automation, data mining, data visualization, and similar skills.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Primary duties include, but are not limited to, undergraduate and potential graduate instruction in the Sport Analytics degree programs. We are seeking to hire a PhD with a background in Data Analytics or Data Science. The ideal candidate will have strong mathematics and computer skills. Background and research interest in empirical modeling on the business-side, player/team-side, or both areas of the sports industry is essential to this position.
The ability to be able to teach and perform research on big data in sports using databases, SQL, R, Python, Machine Learning techniques, visualization, and other related programs and skills are essential to this position. The successful candidate will be expected to perform individual and corroborative research important to the field and to oversee and help with undergraduate research as it relates to their senior thesis in Sport Analytics.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will assist with academic student advising, including course selection and strategic career planning; become an active participant in scholarly activities and community service; and effectively handle other responsibilities associated with being a tenure-track faculty member. The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with other academic units and departments across the College, campus, and the local, regional and national sport industry.

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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/83324 Job Posting Date 01/28/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 03/22/2020 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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