Decision Science Assistant/Associate Professor

Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
  • Available for Academic Year: 2019/2020.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.
The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Decision Sciences (DS). The Department seeks a candidate with a deep and abiding career interest in the decision sciences. The position requires effective teaching as well as a program of research, and involvement in professional activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in Decision Sciences and Statistics. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. Other duties will include, but are not limited to: advising students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research and problem solving activities, and committee service at all levels of university governance. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college.
The CSB empowers future business leaders by helping young professionals embark on successful careers in business and economics. With approximately 3,000 majors, we offer bachelors' degrees in Business Administration (with 12 different options including one in Computer Information Systems with 100 students) and Economics, and both a traditional and executive MBA. The CSB is the first CSU business school to receive a naming endowment, a ten million dollar pledge from Sid and Jenny Craig, and also the first in the CSU to be accredited by AACSB, International - this in 1959. Our priority for engaged learning experiences is addressed through internships, mentorships, applied projects, service learning, professional events, an international program and a highly involved regional business community. The CSB offers Business Scholars and Honors programs for outstanding students who want to challenge themselves and conduct research with faculty. The MBA is recognized by the Princeton Review as a top business program.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) in Decision Sciences, Statistics, Management Science or other closely-related disciplines from an AACSB or ABET accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For continued employment in the tenure track position, the doctorate must be completed by August 17, 2020. The candidate must also demonstrate the completion of graduate-level coursework in statistics.

Required Experience: Candidates are expected to demonstrate 1) a record of teaching excellence in the decision sciences curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) an evidence of research publications in a decision sciences related field in scholarly journals, and 3) a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
To be considered for Associate level, the candidate must demonstrate substantial evidence of excellence in teaching decision sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels and have an established record of research and scholarly publications in a decision science related field.

Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Craig School of Business seeks a candidate with a deep and abiding interest in and ability to teach Decision Sciences and Statistics Curriculum. Business, professional, or managerial experience or the completion of graduate-level course in specific Decision Sciences and Statistics is valued.

Application Procedures: The deadline for receiving the applications is September 20, 2018. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing each of the items listed in the required experience and the preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) doctorate unofficial transcripts, and (4) list of three professional references, and (5) statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Finalists will be required to submit: 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts.
For inquiries, contact: Dr. Sunantha Prime Teyarachakul, DS Search Committee Chair, California State University at Fresno, Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Craig School of Business, 5245 North Backer Avenue M/S PB-7, Fresno, CA 93740-8014 Phone: 559-278-2823 Fax: 559-278-5648; E-mail: [email protected]

Other Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.
A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


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