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Area Director of Business Analytics, Information Systems, & Operations Management
University of Kansas


Date Posted Nov. 1, 2021
Title Area Director of Business Analytics, Information Systems, & Operations Management
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2022
 
 
  • Associate Professor
    Professor
    Director/Manager
  • Technology & Information Management
    Production/Operations Management
    Decision Sciences
 
 

Position Overview

The School of Business at the University of Kansas is searching for an Area Director of Analytics, Information Systems, and Operations Management (AIO) for the 2022-2023 academic year. The search is open at the Associate or Full Professor level. Appointment at a particular level will be based on an applicant’s scholarly and teaching record. This is a full-time, 9-month, academic year, tenured appointment, to begin July 14, 2022. The position includes some summer administrative responsibilities that will provide summer salary.

Director responsibilities include leading, administering, and coordinating activities within the area, and representing the area to the school and university. The director has decision making authority over the area budget, participates in all faculty hiring, evaluations and salary decisions, is responsible for coordinating curricula and faculty development within the area, and communicates area accomplishments, needs, and opportunities. Associate or Full Professor responsibilities include teaching two courses each year, mentoring junior faculty and students, and maintaining a limited research agenda. This position reports directly to the Executive Associate Dean, and indirectly to the Dean.

Candidates with prior experience in an administrative or managerial position, in academia or industry, are encouraged to apply.

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.

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. The AIO area offers three undergraduate majors (in Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management), two Masters level degrees (in Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management), as well a doctoral degree in Analytics and Operations.

Job Description

60% Administration of the Analytics, Information Systems and Operations Management (AIO) Area; engage in school, university, and professional service activities as needed.
20% Teach a combination of required and elective courses in information systems and/or business analytics at the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral levels.
20% Conduct and publish research in leading academic journals.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of these requirements will be made through (1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments; 2) current resume; 3) contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants as the search process moves beyond the initial screening round.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor:
A Ph.D. in a discipline directly related to AIO area (e.g., Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Operations Management, Management Science, etc.).
Record of teaching excellence in business analytics, information systems or supply chain management.
Demonstrated excellent scholarship as shown through publications that have enabled the candidate to be successfully promoted to Associate Professor at a research-oriented university of a similar or higher research profile as the University of Kansas.
Evidence of potential to serve in a managerial capacity within a business school at a research-oriented university of a similar research profile as the University of Kansas.
For appointment at the rank of Full Professor:
A Ph.D. in a discipline directly related to AIO area (e.g., Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Operations Management, Management Science, etc.).
Established record of teaching excellence in business analytics, information systems or supply chain management, as well as experience directing doctoral students.
Sustained record of excellent scholarship as shown through publications that have enabled the candidate to be successfully promoted to Full Professor at research-oriented university of a similar or higher research profile as the University of Kansas.
Evidence of potential to serve in a managerial capacity within a business school at a research-oriented university of a similar research profile as the University of Kansas.

Contact Information to Applicants

Meshell Rortina, mrortina@ku.edu

Jide Wintoki, jwintoki@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction

To be considered, candidates must submit an online application. A complete application will include a:
Letter of application describing experience and accomplishments,
Record of productivity in teaching, research and service as noted in CV,
Research statement and supplemental materials, (e.g., publications), and
Teaching statement and supplemental materials (e.g., teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations).
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.

Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants as the search process moves beyond the initial screening round. Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. First review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.


 
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