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Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business

About Drexel

Drexel University is a comprehensive global research institution, currently ranked by US News at #133 among National Universities. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of the fifteen largest private universities in the United States. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top-ten private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation's most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Drexel is an R1 Doctoral University in The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Drexel was also recently ranked the most innovative mid-sized research university in the country by the George W. Bush Institute and Opus Faveo Innovation Development. The university has launched many university-wide research initiatives involving the LeBow College of Business, most notably the recent partnership with Brandywine Realty Trust to develop a unique "knowledge community" known as Schuylkill Yards. This will include approximately 5 million square feet of facilities for a variety of academic, commercial, and cultural projects.

Drexel University has strong ties to the Philadelphia business community, particularly through cooperative education in the undergraduate curriculum.  Many Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and the large number of regional, national, and global enterprises ensures a vibrant entrepreneurial community. 

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management Information Systems - Lebow College of Business

The Department of Decision Sciences & MIS is a diverse group of scholars whose expertise extends across business analytics, management information systems, operations management, and operations research. Research from the department has been published in high quality journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Marketing Analytics, Management Science, Operations Research, and Statistics and Computing. Members of the department also serve in prominent editorial roles at research journals and are generally active in academic societies.

Business Analytics is one of the strongest programmatic areas at the LeBow College of Business.  Our MS degree is the largest graduate program at the college, and the undergraduate co-major in Business Analytics is also very popular.  We offer a PhD in Business, which allows a specialization in Operations and Business Analytics.  The majority of recent doctoral graduates from this specialization have secured research faculty positions at other academic institutions in the eastern United States. Additionally, LeBow features the Center for Business Analytics as one of four academic centers at the college. These centers serve to bridge academic research with industrial practice.

Job Summary

The Department of Decision Sciences & MIS at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Business Analytics to start in September 2022.  The position is open for specialization in any area(s) of business analytics, but primary consideration will be given to applicants who work on core topics such as data modeling, analysis, or visualization, with business applications in computer vision, algorithmic bias, big data, forecasting, privacy, AI/machine learning, or NLP/text mining.  The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Competitive salary, teaching loads, and other types of research support are offered.

Essential Functions

The Department expects faculty to realize publications in academic journals of high quality, thereby actively contributing to its research mission. Instructional duties will primarily be at the graduate level, but some teaching at the undergraduate level will be required.  Academic service for this position is limited, in order to allow for focus on research and teaching.

Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in business analytics, applied statistics, operations research, decision sciences, or a related area by their starting date. Applicants must demonstrate potential to realize research publications in top tier journals, and ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

Primary consideration will be given to applicants who work on core topics such as data modeling, analysis, or visualization, with business applications in computer vision, algorithmic bias, big data, forecasting, privacy, AI/machine learning, or NLP/text mining.  The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

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University City - Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions

All applicants are required to submit an online faculty profile including a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, representative publications, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered.

To facilitate arrangement of interviews, applicants are requested to whether they will participate at the conferences of INFORMS 2021 or DSI 2021.

Applications should be received by October 15, 2021, in order to be given full consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Hande Benson hvb22@drexel.edu.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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