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Job no: 100842-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Risk and Insurance Department is housed within the Wisconsin School of Business, and provides a large proportion of the school's curricular support for "business analytics" in both the undergraduate and master's programs. We consider ourselves uniquely qualified for these initiatives because of the actuarial profession's focus on leadership in analytical techniques and our department's added strength in decision-making under uncertainty. We teach courses on and conduct research in predictive modeling, machine learning, causal analysis, behavioral decision making, health analytics, and much more.

The Wisconsin School of Business launched a two-course undergraduate analytics requirement five years ago, an analytics certificate for MBA students a year ago, and an MS in Business Analytics beginning in Fall 2019. These initiatives represent a strategic move to deploy our vast resources in analytical fields into curricular opportunities. They also represent a strength in research, maintaining and enhancing a strong faculty in these domains.

Current department faculty focus their research efforts on empirical and analytical solutions to individual and organizational decision-making problems. Much of our work is in risk analysis and management, including within the insurance and health care contexts. We seek individuals whose research will contribute to the school and department data analytics initiatives, both in their research agenda and teaching capabilities.

The School currently enrolls approximately 2400 undergraduates, 400 master's, and 80 Ph.D. students. The Wisconsin School of Business was founded in 1900 and has maintained a tradition of innovation in educational, scholarly, and philanthropy endeavors. Our analytics initiatives represent an extension of the tradition.

Principal Duties:

- Maintain a strong program of research

- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Wisconsin School of Business, including contributing to new programs and courses in business analytics

- Contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department, school, university, and community

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in economics, mathematics, statistics, or related field with focus in data analytics

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated high quality research with publications in top tier journals, and will have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching. Candidates will possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

Additional Information:

The Department and School of Business are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT November 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Please complete the online application: You will be asked to include (a) statement of interest, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) one PDF file to include a brief statement of current and future research interests, at least one working paper, and evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations, letters). Applicants will also be asked to provide the names of three references who are well-respected authorities in the field. The hiring unit will notify all finalists prior to any communication with these references.

- Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality
- Electronic submissions are required


Amber Reierson
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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