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  • Smart Living: Economics and Business/Information Technology Cluster Asst Prof/Assoc Prof or Prof
    Business & Information Technology (BIT) or Economics
    Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level who excel in interdisciplinary research to advance our campus signature area of Smart Living. Smart Living seeks to improve the human living condition by enhancing the integrated system of people, technology, and the environment. Smart Living requires an interdisciplinary effort in numerous fields among the business, computing, economics, engineering, humanities, mathematics and statistics, policy, science, and social science disciplines to advance a sustainable, usable, and healthy society. The Smart Living signature area is one of four signature areas that are part of S&T’s aggressive strategic plan to hire 100 faculty, adding more breadth and depth to our world-class programs. New hires may start in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Fall 2019.

    A highly qualified, motivated faculty member from a potentially any discipline would join the university at a pivotal moment in its 147 year history to assist us in raising our visibility. The university has an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. In rising to the challenge, the university is halfway through a plan to hire 100 new faculty members by 2020 — growing the faculty by 20 percent. Part of this bold, ambitious plan includes employing transformative and focused hiring in four interdisciplinary signature areas, including Smart Living.

    New faculty member will build upon and add new dimensions to the existing strengths at Missouri S&T. The position is broadly defined. The new hire must be able to contribute to the Smart Living vision from one of a variety perspectives, including secure and private decision-making, smart technologies for business, smart grid, smart buildings, smart transportation, smart environment, leadership, usability, and governance and policy issues. A Ph.D. is required.

    Interested applicants should submit an electronic application to Missouri S&T Human Resources at Applications must include:
    1. A cover letter.
    2. A current curriculum vitae.
    3. A one-page statement of research interests and experience.
    4. A one-page statement of teaching interests and experience.
    5. A one-page statement detailing plans to creating an interdisciplinary research program around smart living. This plan should describe interactions with existing campus groups and include an explanation of fit with one or more of the clusters described below.
    6. The three statements should collectively demonstrate that the applicant is cognizant of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments, and has plans for addressing these challenges.
    7. Complete contact information for five references.
    All reference materials must include reference number 67782. Application materials that do not include the position reference number will not be processed. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

    Candidates interested in Business & Information Technology (BIT) or Economics as their home department should have a Ph.D. in the respective field, which includes strategy/policy, organizational behavior, management, finance, accounting, operations, information systems/science, or economics. The candidate must have strong interests in integrating one or more areas in business or economics with technology in conducting state-of-the-art research in smart living. Examples of such research include smart technology for business and industry, usability assessment and human-computer interaction, policy and assessment of privacy and security, assessment of acceptability of smart living technologies, design of business environments for smart living, integrating technology into daily lives, social and sociotechnical dimensions of smart living, business analytics for smart living, visualization of structured and unstructured data from smart environments, governance and policy for successful implementation of smart living, assessment of large scale smart living system experience, urban and regional economics for smart living, and the economics of technological change.

    Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration, industrial and organizational psychology, and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, but small enough for individuals to stand out. More information about the campus can be found at Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

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