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Assistant or Associate Professor - Decision & Information Sciences

at University of Houston Downtown

Posted: 1/21/2019
Job Reference #: FAC000644
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The Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DISC) in C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Business Analytics as this domain relates to the Management Information Systems (MIS) discipline. Ideal applicants will have strong modeling, quantitative, and data management skills. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in MIS, or a closely related discipline. The start date for a hired applicant will be Fall 2019. This search is open to rank, however, the preferred starting ranks are at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. A hired applicant will have to (a) publish in top-tier and highly respected journals, (b) contribute to the mentoring and development of Ph.D. students and (c) teach graduate and undergraduate courses.  The college offers generous research support and a competitive annual teaching load.

 

About the University of Houston, the C.T. Bauer College of Business, and the DISC Department:
The University of Houston is a major urban university, committed to academic excellence, and located on a 550-acre campus three miles from downtown Houston. With an enrollment of about 36,000 students representing more than 130 nations, the University of Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the United States.  The C. T. Bauer College of Business is AACSB accredited with 4,600 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and Ph.D.  Business Week ranks the C.T. Bauer College of Business among the top forty public business schools in the country.  The DISC department is home to multiple disciplines: supply chain management, information systems, business analytics, and operations research; its faculty members hold doctorates from many of the country's leading universities. Several DISC faculty members also hold endowed positions, senior editorial responsibilities with leading research journals, and significant leadership positions in professional societies.
 
About Houston:
According to leading business magazines like Kiplinger's, Business Week, and Forbes, Houston is the Best Place to Live, Work and Play; the Best U.S. City to Earn a Living; the Best City to Buy a Home, and the Best City for Recent College Graduates.  The low cost of living enables a high quality of life, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a great metropolis. Houston is also The Energy Capital of the World, second only to New York City in the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, a major healthcare center, and home of the largest US port in total foreign trade and imports. Of the world's 100 largest non-U.S. based corporations, more than half have operations in Houston. The vibrant Houston business community provides Bauer College of Business faculty members with exceptional opportunities for conducting collaborative industry research. 
 
Application Procedure:
To ensure full consideration, applicants should apply via http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/ by December 1, 2018.  Letters of reference and copies of publications are not desired at this time.  Application review will begin on October 1, 2018.  Faculty representative(s) will likely attend the AMCIS annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2018, and the ICIS annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, December 2018.
 
The University of Houston, a Carnegie Tier-1 research university with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.  The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Applicants must have a Ph.D. in MIS/SCM, or a closely related discipline.  Ideal applicants will have strong modeling, quantitative, and data management skills. 



Qualifications

Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.