Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Wichita State University
Wichita State University
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Type: Full Time
Computer and Information Science
Academic / College and University
The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University (WSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Business Analytics. The start date is August 7th, 2023. Potential candidates will mainly teach graduate classes for a new Master of Science in Business Analytics, including data mining, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, optimization, and other advanced Analytics topics using Python in a business context. Candidates should be willing to teach using various instructional modalities (face to face, online, blended) and engage with the local industry to provide applied learning opportunities for the students. Candidates will be expected to teach a 2/2 load. Candidates should also demonstrate an active and ongoing research agenda that leads to peer reviewed journal publications and conference presentations. Additionally, candidates should apply and obtain funded research. Some service activities at the university, professional, and local community levels are expected from every faculty member.
The Barton School of Business works closely with the business community, which provides research opportunities for faculty and keeps our curriculum relevant. The business school has just moved into a new $60M state-of-the-art building, Woolsey Hall, this Fall. The candidate will be a faculty member in the department of Finance, Real Estate, and Decision Sciences (FREDS). This offers interdisciplinary research opportunities with colleagues and gives students the skills they need to bridge the gaps between different functional business areas. For more information on the department, please check our website http://www.wichita.edu/FREDS
Wichita State University recently launched a new “Innovation Campus”. This brought several major global companies (e.g., Airbus, NetApp, Spirit, Deloitte) to campus and they made WSU their home. Woolsey Hall, the new building, is located on the Innovation Campus, making these companies easy to access for both faculty and students for research and applied learning opportunities.
Wichita, KS is known as “The Air Capital of the World” given the substantial number of aircraft manufacturing companies that call Wichita home. Moreover, Wichita has an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit; many companies have started in Wichita (e.g., Pizza Hut, Koch Industries) and the development of new business here continues to grow. Wichita is a great mid-sized town, with a low cost-of-living (the lowest cost of a studio apartment in the entire country according to the New York Times).
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Business Analytics or a closely related area from an AACSB accredited College of Business. Candidates at an advanced stage of their doctoral studies (ABD) will be considered if they demonstrate capability of completing their degree requirements before the effective date of appointment. Candidates must also demonstrate evidence of:
Teaching effectiveness in different Business Analytics classes
Research that results in peer reviewed journal publications and conference presentations
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Preference will be given to candidates who have a good record of teaching, with a focus on applied learning, and an already demonstrated record in research effectiveness.
Qualified candidates should submit their full application package on the People Admin site of the university athttp://jobs.wichita.edu
The position will be open until filled, but full consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 5th, 2023.
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs, or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thoughts and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.
Wichita State is distinctive for opening pathways to applied learning, applied research and career opportunities, alongside unsurpassed classroom, laboratory, and online education. The university's beautiful 330-acre main campus is a supportive, rapidly expanding learn-work-live-play environment, where students gain knowledge and credentials to prepare for fulfilling lives and careers. Students enjoy a wide selection of day, evening, and summer courses in more than 200 areas of study at the main campus and other locations throughout the metro area and online. WSU's approximately 16,000 students come from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 other countries. Wichita State's Innovation Campus is an interconnected community of partnership buildings, laboratories, and mixed-use areas where students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, and businesses have access to the university's vast resources and technology. The Barton School of Business will be moving into a new, state-of-the-art building adjacent to the WSU Innovation Campus beginning in Fall of 2022. For more information, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wichitastate and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wichitastate.