Professor of Practice – Business Analytics
The School of Business at the University of Kansas is searching for a Professor of Practice in Business Analytics and Information Systems for the 2020-2021 academic year. Interested candidates should demonstrate their industry and/or teaching expertise in the application of data analytics and information systems to contemporary business problems. This is a full-time, non-tenure, academic-year teaching position beginning August 18, 2020, with an initial term of three academic years.
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.
Teach undergraduate or graduate level courses in various topics in 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.
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.
A Masters, Ph.D. or D.B.A. Economics, Business, Engineering, or in a discipline directly related to 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).
Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in information systems and/or business analytics.
Extensive practical experience including at least eight years in mid/senior-level or management positions in a professional area related to information systems or business analytics.
A distinguished record of achievement recognized by peers as a significant contribution to the profession and practice of information systems and business analytics.
Contact Information to Applicants
Meshell Rortina, email@example.com
Jide Wintoki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Candidate Instruction
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 business intelligence, decision support systems, cloud computing, data visualization/graphics, data engineering, data mining, information systems, machine learning, multivariate and/or Bayesian statistics, computer simulation and modeling, IT security, Big Data analytics, scripting languages or programming frameworks (e.g. SQL, Python, Hadoop, Java, R, SAS, MatLab), data management platforms (Oracle, MS Server, MySQL etc.) and/or analytics tools (Spotfire, Tableau, Oracle Data Analytics, Pentaho, etc.) should be outlined in the cover letter required as 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 questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review will begin January 27, 2020, and continue as needed until a pool of qualified candidates is collected. For best consideration, please apply by the initial review date.