The Department of Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for two teaching professor positions (special professional faculty) for fall 2019 in the area of Business Analytics.
Candidates must possess at least a master’s degree (a Ph.D. is preferred) in Business Analytics or a closely related area such as Data Science, Information Systems, Operations Research, Statistics, Operations Management, or Computer Science. Our ideal candidate has proven success in the classroom with an interest in teaching in one or more areas of Business Analytics (e.g., predictive analytics, data visualization, data management, introduction to programming, machine learning, unstructured data analytics, marketing analytics, time series analysis, sports analytics, statistics, optimization, information security, and cloud architecture). In addition, the ideal candidate will be familiar with a variety of the technologies used in Notre Dame’s business analytics program (e.g., R, Python, SQL, Tableau, and SAS Enterprise Miner). Participation in professional activities (e.g., publishing and participating at conferences) is strongly encouraged.
Candidates may be asked to teach courses in a variety of programs offered by the Mendoza College of Business. These include, but are not limited to, the undergraduate Business Analytics and IT Management majors, our South Bend-based Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) , our South Bend-based Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA), and our Chicago-based MSBA and EMBA programs. Most teaching assignments will occur Monday through Thursday, but some executive education degree courses take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
The starting salary will be market competitive and the teaching load will be approximately 12 credit hours per semester. Faculty members also receive outstanding computer, administrative, and library support.
Applications should include all of the following: (a) a cover letter indicating the candidate’s teaching interests; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) teaching evaluations (if available); and (d) three letters of reference.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2018. Our intention is to hold campus interviews for a small number of applicants in late 2018 and early 2019.
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Mendoza College of Business and Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations
Over the last 20 years the Mendoza College of Business’ research and teaching missions have advanced significantly. Notre Dame’s undergraduate program was ranked #1 in the nation in 5 of the final 6 rankings published by Business Week. Its MBA program is relatively small, but highly ranked (#25 in Business Week). The Executive MBA (EMBA) program includes programs in two locations: South Bend and Chicago. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Notre Dame’s EMBA program #6 in the nation.
In 2015 Mendoza launched a one-year Master of Science program for working professionals in Chicago, the MS in Business Analytics. In 2017 the MBA program launched a two-year dual-degree MSA/MSBA program and the ITAO department launched an undergraduate Business Analytics major. In 2019 Mendoza will launch a one-year, residential MS in Business Analytics program.
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