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Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Analytics - Tenure Track
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Aug. 16, 2019
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Analytics - Tenure Track
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Decision Sciences
    Business - General

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Opus College of Business at the University of Saint Thomas, MN, invites applications for a tenure-track business analytics position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position begins in August 2020.

The Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The college offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics, a joint degree program with Graduate Programs in Software in the College of Engineering that has over 150 students. The college also offers a graduate certificate in business analytics that can be taken as a stand-alone option or as part of an MBA program. The college recently launched an interdisciplinary minor in Data Analytics in collaboration with departments from the College of Arts & Sciences and is considering the expansion of its business analytics program portfolio, including in health care analytics.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

St. Thomas is located in the vibrant Minneapolis-St Paul area, one of the nation’s top 25 metro areas. Combine that with a visible corporate presence of 17 Fortune 500 headquarters plus a diversified list of other companies with offices in the metro area, and you have a very strong, supportive business community that attracts bright, talented, people. In fact, a recent study found the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area population grew nearly 8% from 2010 – 2017. Recent census data also shows that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the U.S.

A Ph.D. in a business discipline with expertise in the areas of statistics, operations management, business analytics or management information systems is required. Candidates who possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a closely related field and ABDs in advanced stages will also be considered.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in business analytics. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following subjects: statistics, data visualization, modeling (spreadsheet, predictive, prescriptive), data preparation and pre-processing, health care analytics, and end-to-end business analytics projects. Candidates should also be able and willing to teach in operations and supply chain management or applied analytics courses in other specific business disciplines. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in teaching, research, or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and have an active research agenda. A combination of online, hybrid, and face-to-face course delivery will be expected.

Candidates with a proven record of excellence in research and teaching will be given preference in the selection process. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in R, Python, Tableau, and/or Power BI. Industry experience in business analytics, operations management and/or information systems is preferred. A demonstrated interest in emerging technologies – including artificial intelligence, Blockchain, robotics, the Internet of Things – is also preferred.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

Applications should be submitted by October 1, 2019, although the position will remain open until filled. Members of the search committee will be interviewing at the Decision Sciences Institute and INFORMS annual meetings this fall. For further information, please contact Dr. John Olson, Graduate Business Analytics Faculty Program Director and Search Committee Chair, at

Applicants must apply on-line at providing 1) a letter of application (cover letter), 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a list of 3 references, and 4) a written statement of teaching philosophy (including developing inclusive learning environments) & research interests. More information about the Opus College of Business is at interests. More information about the Opus College of Business is at

  • The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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