The College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University is seeking qualified applicants for one open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full) Professor of Business Data Analytics position beginning January, 2017 or August, 2017. This position is a tenure track, 9-month faculty appointment in support of a college-level, online graduate program in Business Data Analytics. The successful candidate will be a department member of their discipline at the College, while the Business Data Analytics program is a cross-College graduate degree program.
The position will include the following responsibilities:
An interest and demonstrated excellence in teaching at least two classes in topics related to Data Collection using High Performance Computing, Database Management (using both SQL, noSQL), Statistical Methods, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Simulation Modeling, and Data Visualization.
Demonstrated ability to do cutting edge research and teaching in business data analytics, with a particular knowledge of any or all of the following: R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, Matlab, Arena, Shiny, and Tableau, among other leading platforms in the fields of data science and operations research.
Experience with and documented meaningful analysis of large scale data sets and large data acquisitions.
Established expertise in addressing the full range of intellectual topics associated with data-driven business decision making, including data gathering, data sources, data quality and statistical analysis.
An aptitude for establishing synergistic, interdisciplinary research relationships between representative graduate programs in statistics, engineering, geology, computer science, and others.
A completed PhD by the time of appointment with expertise in Data Science, Statistics, Operations Research or other topic closely related to Business Data Analytics.
A willingness to actively participate in college and university committees, as well as to perform outreach activities.
The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has approximately 2700 graduate and undergraduate students and is the flagship business school of West Virginia. We have strong rankings in our undergraduate and graduate programs, including a well-deserved #23 in our Online Executive MBA program. Our academic leadership is committed to a vision of being Bigger, Better, Ranked, and guided by our values of Diversity, Ethics and Excellence. Our A+ and A journal publications record has nearly doubled in two years, and we have strong engagement locally, within West Virginia, across the US and globally.
WVU is a Carnegie R1 ranked, land-grant institution with nearly 33,000 students in a region rich in attributes and amenities. Morgantown, WV has been routinely been recognized on many indices for its quality of living: Forbes Magazine rates Morgantown in the top 10 of Cities for Business and Careers, Business Insider ranks Morgantown in the Top 20 Best College Towns, Money.com names Morgantown as a Best Place to Retire, and Morgantown appears on Kiplinger's 10 Great Places to Live.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. September 24, 2016 or until filled. Teaching load is expected to be 2/2. Applicants should send a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, copy of all university-level transcripts electronically at https://jobs.wvu.edu. Provide an electronic copy of the application letter outlining your teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and research sample along with the names and contact information for at least three of your references.
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The successful candidate may have a formal background in any of the College's majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management, while being fully capable of teaching and researching in the area of Business Data Analytics. Formal background in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research or any other BUDA related field will be considered.
WVU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.