Assistant / Associate Professor, Dept. of Business Analytics & Information Systems
University of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Required Education: Ph.D
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: 3422345
Assistant / Associate Professor, Dept. of Business Analytics & Information Systems University of San Francisco
R0006775 USF Hilltop CampusDowntown Campus
Job Title: Assistant / Associate Professor, Dept. of Business Analytics & Information Systems
Job Summary: Start Date: August 1, 2023 (Faculty due on campus Aug. 17, classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023).
Position: The School of Management at the University of San Francisco is accepting applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems, teaching in the graduate or undergraduate program or both.
The business world is in a time of great change, with the analytics revolution driving the transformation of all aspects of business. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the epicenter of these changes, and here at USF we have a great opportunity - and responsibility - to prepare our students to thrive in this world.
Person: We seek an individual excited about teaching undergraduate and graduate business students, conducting high-quality research, and being an active part of a dynamic community of teachers and scholars. We prefer to add a colleague with leadership skills who is interested in helping us continue to grow and develop innovative programs to serve the University and the broader community.
Full Job Description:
Teaching: Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for teaching excellence along with a desire to collaborate with other faculty teaching multiple sections of the same course consistently and developing new electives and curricula. Skills in teaching business analytics, operation and production systems in organizations, management information systems, and/or programing in SQL and Python are highly desirable. Classes are typically 4 units or 2 units (which meet only half the semester). 36 credits every two academic years which will be best covered with the schedule of two classes for three semesters and 3 classes in one semester. Every new faculty member starts with teaching classes that require only one preparation.
Business Context: It is essential that the candidate be socialized to business and have a strong understanding of how technical knowledge and capabilities are used to create and communicate actionable managerial insight to drive business outcomes. We strongly prefer candidates with substantial relevant work experience and/or research directly related to the practice of their discipline. The ideal candidate will be motivated to participate in courses and programs that are closely aligned with current and emerging business trends.
Scholarship: We seek teacher-scholars with a strong interest in research that is grounded in business practice. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the use of analytics, information systems (IS), and technologies to drive business process change. Candidates must demonstrate potential for an active research agenda.
Requirements for Position: The successful candidate must have completed a research doctorate in Operations Management, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Economics, or a related field from an accredited university. Applicants who are currently doctoral students must be on course to complete all degree requirements by July 31, 2023.
As a Jesuit institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fully embraced at all levels of the University. An applicant interested in a position in the business analytics and information systems department must have a strong lens of equity and experience working with diverse students, faculty, and staff. According to the US News and World Report USF is among the top 20 most diverse universities in the country. In addition, applicants should have a demonstrated ability or plan to cultivate an inclusive classroom and working environment that would support USF's Jesuit mission.
The School of Management: Our school offers bachelor and master degree programs in business, information systems, nonprofit, and public administration. The school has accreditation from AACSB, NASPAA, and WASC. The undergraduate program is based on the Hilltop Campus (2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117) in Malloy Hall, a modern, purpose-built facility with classrooms, offices, and gathering spaces. Graduate programs are housed in a modernized historic building in downtown San Francisco (101 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94105). This facility is within walking distance of many leading technology companies, a thriving startup community, and a number of well-established companies in financial services, retailing, hospitality, and other industries.
It is an exciting time to be at the University of San Francisco's School of Management. Our MBA program was recently ranked as one of the top 100 in the world by US News and World Report overall and as one of the top 25 MBAs for business analytics. Our new full-time MS in Information Systems is thriving, as is our undergraduate major in Business Analytics. Working here offers the opportunity to participate in a collaborative and supportive environment with colleagues who have substantial business experience and research expertise. The school welcomes inter-disciplinary and practice-oriented scholarship, as well as discipline-based and theoretical academic research. SOM's vision is that it will “lead transformation toward a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous world."
The University of San Francisco: Since 1855, the University of San Francisco has dedicated itself to offering daring and dynamic educational programs. USF is committed to being a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. We are committed to educating hearts and minds to cultivate the whole person, to pursuing learning as a lifelong humanizing and liberating social activity, and to making excellence the standard for teaching, scholarship, creative expression, and service. Inspired by a faith that believes in and strives for justice, we endeavor to humbly and responsibly engage with and contribute to the cultural, intellectual, economic and spiritual vitality of the San Francisco Bay Area and of the global communities to which we belong.
The University of San Francisco is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative. During the first year 68% of new full-time faculty hires were Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC), compared to 36% of our current full-time faculty. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in a supportive cohort, and receive mentoring, community building and peer-to-peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. In addition, all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request. USF's vision is that it "will be internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world."
Special Instructions to Applicants
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of scholarly work, transcripts (including a list of graduate courses taken), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of current research, a diversity statement, evidence of teaching ability (including teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference. Review of the applications starts in late November and continues until the qualified applicant is selected by the search committee. Applicants can contact Kourosh Dadgar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.