Professor and Endowed Chair in Business Analytics
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Position Title Professor and Endowed Chair in Business Analytics
Job Posting Number 202211TTL
Job Location San Marcos
Department McCoy College of Business Administration
The McCoy College of Business at Texas State University invites applications
for the Jerry D. & Linda Gregg Fields Chair in Business Analytics. This is
a full-time, endowed, tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor. We
seek outstanding candidates from all areas of business with a distinctive
disciplinary expertise and applied focus on business analytics. The appointee
is expected to have a nationally recognized research record, pursue continuing
research and scholarship, communicate research applications to external
stakeholders, and provide disciplinary expertise, innovation, and leadership
to help shape the College's strategic goals for business analytics. The McCoy
College is interested in recruiting an individual who can embrace and enhance
the vision of a diverse, collegial, and productive academic environment while
building and leading collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.
Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community along the
I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. With its strategic location in
the heart of the region's innovation ecosystem, where blackland prairies roll
into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas
universities. Texas State is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Emerging
Research University within the State of Texas. “Harnessing Big Data” is one of
the University's five strategic “Big Ideas,” and this endowed chair position
is a transformative investment in data science and analytics research for the
The McCoy College of Business fosters an engaged learning community that
prepares a diverse student population for successful business careers as
responsible global citizens. The College complements these efforts with
research that adds to knowledge, provides solutions to business challenges,
and contributes to pedagogical advances. The College is AACSB-accredited, has
grown more than 30 percent over the last 10 years, and serves over 4,200
undergraduate students and nearly 500 graduate students. The College hosts
seven master's degree programs, including Data Analytics and Information
Science, Quantitative Finance and Economics, Marketing Research and Analysis,
Accountancy, Accounting and Information Technology, Human Resource Management,
and Business Administration.
Develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program,
including extramural grant funded research and industry projects, that
addresses business challenges through analytics.
Conduct and collaborate on high quality research leading to publications
in top-tier journals.
Develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
including online offerings, that focus on areas of business analytics
including programming (e.g., R; Python), data visualization, data
mining, optimization, applied machine learning, artificial intelligence,
intelligent systems, blockchain analytics, IoT and big data analytics,
and/or data-driven decision-making in business.
Share expertise within one or more disciplinary domains in the College
such as decision-making at the consumer, investor, supplier, managerial,
or employee levels.
Enhance the integration of business applications of data analytics tools
and methods into the College's curricular and co-curricular learning
experiences, including graduate programs.
Provide thought leadership and share insights through engagement with
diverse groups including faculty, students, alumni, media, industry
professionals, and other external stakeholders.
Serve as an excellent faculty role model who inspires, encourages, and
mentors colleagues and students.
Contribute to college and university initiatives by sharing expertise,
building interdisciplinary programs and curriculum, and recruiting high-
Participate in analytics conferences and workshops to maintain currency in
research and the classroom.
An earned doctorate appropriate to the College.
A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate
with tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in one of the 5
academic departments: Accounting, Computer Information Systems and
Quantitative Methods, Finance and Economics, Management, or Marketing.
Evidence of a nationally/internationally recognized research agenda and
publication record with contributions in business analytics at the firm,
industry, platform, or market levels.
Successful experience in writing and administering external grants.
Demonstrated commitment to research mentorship.
Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact with and explain scholarship to non-
Record of building robust graduate programs that advance the use of
Demonstrated leadership in building partnerships with external
stakeholders including industry professionals, organizations, and media.
A distinguished teaching record at an AACSB-accredited business school.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Record of leadership in major professional organizations.
Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State
University website will be accepted and considered,
https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35585.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by
September 15, 2021 :
Application letter that addresses each of the above responsibilities and
Statement of research philosophy;
Statement of teaching philosophy; and
Names and contact information, including email, phone, and address, for
three professional references.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from
all degree-granting universities.
The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is
filled. For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Alexis Stokes, Chair of the Search
Committee, at FieldsSearch@txstate.edu.
Proposed Start Date Fall 2022
Review Date 09/15/2021
Open Until Filled? No
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse
community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those
who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of
record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records,
education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any
tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in
university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty
members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral
Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university
creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares
its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that
await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly
work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness,
Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
Quick Link https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35585
List of References
Statement of professional philosophy
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have an earned doctorate appropriate to the College?
Yes, I have an earned doctorate appropriate to the College.
Yes, ABD with anticipated completion prior to start date.
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
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