Collat School of Business-Open Rank Professor - Quantitative Methods (Business Analytics Focus)
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 10016
Position Number: 30301
School/College: Collat School of Business
The Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods (MISQ) Department of the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applicants for a tenure-track, open rank faculty member in Quantitative Methods with a specialty in Business Analytics to begin Fall 2022. Applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor rank are preferred; however, senior Assistant Professors with well-established research and teaching records will be considered. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Quantitative Methods (QM) group within the MISQ department has a variety of research interests, including quality management, analytics application in business and healthcare, bioinformatics, quantitative literacy, and data mining. Within the MISQ department, the applicant will find research interests that can complement business analytics, including cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, human resources, and mobile application marketplaces.
While high-quality peer-reviewed research is emphasized, the university administration supports other research activities and cross-disciplinary collaborations across the university and with the business community.
The selected individual will provide leadership within the department and school on business analytics curriculum and strategic planning initiatives. Applicants with demonstrated interdisciplinary team building and stakeholder engagement skills are preferred.
Primary teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses in business statistics and business analytics. Specific teaching assignments include developing and delivering online and/or face-to-face courses requiring knowledge and experience using the Canvas Learning Management System. UAB has excellent teaching facilities and support, including multimedia classrooms in a state-of-the-art new building and computer equipment and software to meet teaching needs.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Management, IS & QM
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Applicants with an earned doctorate in Business Analytics, Business Statistics, Management Science, or a related business discipline focusing on business analytics from an AACSB accredited degree program are preferred. Applicants with non-business doctoral degrees and industry experience applying business analytics concepts will also be considered. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to maintain a strong record of research and scholarship relating to business analytics. Teaching experience and/or interests are focused on business analytics and business statistics.
Applicants with the ability to translate business analytics concepts into various business contexts will be highly preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with proficiency in one or more business analytics applications, including but not limited to Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik, among other statistical tools. Industry experience is also valued. Applicants interested in business analytics in the context of health systems will find many opportunities to teach and conduct research in these areas at UAB.
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.