Working Title Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
Position Number 7249
Posting Number F1689
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Business
Department 100330 - College of Business-Instruction
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
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Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No
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Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public
institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than
20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in
the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report,
Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located
in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of
Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond,
VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural
surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and
James Madison University's Department of Computer Information Systems and
Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN) is seeking an Assistant Professor for a
tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2022.
About the Department: The Department of CIS & BSAN is an academic unit
of the College of Business and has 25 full-time faculty members, over 600 CIS
majors, 100 CIS minors and more than 40 BSAN minors. In addition, the
Department supports the College by providing core business classes in
information systems, quantitative methods, business statistics, and operations
management. The Department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate
programs that includes hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analyses,
and engaging classroom experiences designed to prepare graduates to work
independently and in team-oriented environments. The CIS program is accredited
by ABET, and ranked #17 in the U.S. and #3 in Virginia by College Factual.
In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education, departmental
faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of the College's Executive
Leadership MBA, Innovation MBA, and Information Security MBA programs. Outside
the academic community, faculty members maintain strong connections with the
consulting industry in Northern Virginia and Richmond, and interact regularly
with members of the Department's advisory board.
About the College: The AACSB-accredited College of Business includes
nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2018, the
Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best
Online Information Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review's
list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for
Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development
Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on
outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful
alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity,
Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune
500 companies and readily engage with the College. Five years post-graduation,
Virginia residents attending the College had the highest return-on-investment
of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate
business program ranking. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are
collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100
students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus
About the University: Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful
Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from
Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, local food, arts
and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is one of the
most diverse communities in the State of Virginia. JMU is a highly selective,
diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing
national reputation and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and
inclusion. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and
1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU
offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of
disciplines. The university is committed to innovation, diversity and equity,
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition
for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as
a best-buy for students.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary teaching responsibility will be quantitative methods and business
statistics at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will also have
strong teaching interests in business analytics related to data visualization,
data analytics, predictive analysis, prescriptive modeling, and/or business
intelligence. Additional teaching responsibilities may include
operations/supply chain management.
Normal course load is 3 courses per semester.
A PhD in business analytics, decision sciences, industrial engineering, or a
closely related field, with substantial graduate course work in operations
research/management science, is required by the date of appointment. A strong
foundation in business applications is also essential. Special consideration
will be given to candidates with teaching and professional experience in
developing analytics solutions using business context. Demonstrated evidence
of diversity and teaching effectiveness with excellent communication skills
and commitment to scholarly research is required. The successful candidate
will also be expected to engage in service to the department and profession.
Conditions of Employment
Per the Governor's Executive Directive #18, new JMU employees upon hire must
disclose to the University Health Center their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Unvaccinated employees are required to be tested weekly.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal
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Posting Date 09/14/2021
Beginning Review Date 10/15/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2022
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Statement of teaching philosophy.
Statement of research philosophy (as Other Document #1).
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will not be considered. The position is effective August 25, 2022. Review of
applications will begin October 15, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with
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