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U. of Wisconsin: Sentry Endowed Chair in Business Analytics


Sentry Insurance will establish a new endowed faculty position in data analytics and allow UW-Stevens Point to launch an innovative curriculum for undergraduate students. Apply by Apr 14, 2016.



U. Wisconsin At: U. of Wisconsin
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Web: www.uwsp.edu


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Opportunity Description: Are you interested in leveraging partnerships, inspiring students and creating innovative curriculum? Would you like to drive analytics education and regional economic development?

A 2016 gift of $4 million from Sentry Insurance will establish a new endowed faculty position in data analytics and allow UW-Stevens Point to launch an innovative curriculum for undergraduate students. The successful candidate for this position will help build and launch a new data analytics degree program. Curiosity, collegiality, and an entrepreneurial spirit are essential.

Position Description: The School of Business & Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point invites applications for the Sentry Endowed Chair in Business Analytics, a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D., or be ABD, with the completion of Ph.D. in the first year.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching core courses in Business Analytics. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the fundamental aspects of Business and Data Analytics including expertise in two or more of the following: statistics, econometrics, business intelligence, management science, computational finance, decision sciences, marketing analytics or data visualization.

Candidates will demonstrate relevant teaching or professional experience and an active research agenda. The successful candidate will have the education, experience, and skills necessary to enable students to understand the processes and tools of business analytics, solve real-world problems, and participate in cross-disciplinary teams.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Ph.D. in business analytics related area including statistics, econometrics, business intelligence, management science, computational finance, decision sciences, marketing analytics or data visualization.
  • Experience or interest in developing strong relationships with local businesses and other partners.

Preferred:
  • Ph.D. from an AACSB-Accredited Institution in a business analytics related area.
  • Expertise in two or more of the following: statistics, econometrics, business intelligence, management science, computational finance, decision sciences, marketing analytics or data visualization.
  • Industry or academic experience in business or data analytics.
  • Experience or interest in developing strong relationships with local businesses and other partners.

Department/University Description: The School of Business and Economics has 20 full-time faculty members serving 1,000 majors in Business Administration, Economics, and Accounting.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled with a student faculty ratio of 20:1 in the classroom. While primarily serving undergraduates through a variety of baccalaureate programs, UW-Stevens Point also offers several master's level graduate programs and an applied doctoral degree (Au.D.) in audiology. The 406-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and the Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. The university has a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and has been named one of the nation's green universities by The Princeton Review. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit www.uwsp.edu for more information about UW-Stevens Point.

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Appointment Date: Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

Terms of Employment: This is a 9-month, full-time tenure-track position, with the possibility of summer employment. Salary range is dependent on qualifications.

Deadline: Continuous recruitment with first review of completed applications starting April 15, 2016. To assure consideration, completed applications need to be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, April 14, 2016. Applications received on or after April 15, 2016 may be considered.

To Apply: Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked question (FAQs): Apply Online FAQs (PDF format)

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For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Gary Mullins
Associate Dean and Head of School of Business and Economics
Email: busecon@uwsp.edu
Phone: 715-346-3906

If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Anna Golackson
Email: hr@uwsp.edu
Phone: 715-346-4419