Assistant or Associate Professor, Operations / Information Systems

Assistant or Associate Professor, Operations / Information Systems

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The School of Management at the University of San Francisco seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems. Our preference is for a colleague with an established teaching and research record with the skills and experience to help lead the development of a new undergraduate business major based in the department. A large majority of courses are taught in San Francisco, although candidates will also be expected to teach at USF's regional campuses.

The School of Management offers bachelor and master degree programs in business, nonprofit, and public administration. Most undergraduate students are based on the Hilltop Campus in Malloy Hall, a modern, purpose-built facility with classrooms, offices, and gathering spaces. Graduate programs are housed in a modernized historic building in the South of Market district, within walking distance of the offices of leading technology and internet companies, San Francisco's thriving tech startup community, and established companies in financial services, retailing, hospitality, and other industries. The School has accreditation from AACSB, NASPAA, and WASC. It is an exciting time to come to the University of San Francisco.

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 work.

USF is committed to being 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. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

We seek an individual excited about collaborating to develop and deliver innovative, practice grounded learning experiences to undergraduate business students. The business world is in a time of great change, where the analytics revolution is driving transformation in 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 rapidly evolving world.

Job Responsibilities:

Teaching: Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for teaching excellence along with a desire to work in a collaborative, team-teaching setting. The primary teaching responsibilities will be at the intersection of practical operations management, information systems, and business analytics. Skills in operations, process, and information management; fundamentals of coding for business; business analytics; and/or information systems are desirable.

Business Know-How: It is essential that the candidate have a strong understanding of how technical knowledge is used to create and communicate actionable managerial insight. We strongly prefer candidates with substantial relevant work experience and/or research directly related to the practice of their discipline. The ideal candidate will have an interest in and an aptitude for building relationships with organizations in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and will be motivated to participate in courses and programs that are closely aligned with current business trends, including project-based collaborations between students, faculty, and local companies.

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 information systems and data-driven analytics to drive business process change. Candidates must demonstrate potential for an active research agenda, with a preference for candidates with prior academic experience and a well-developed research portfolio.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate must have completed an earned research doctorate in Operations Management, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited university.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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