Program Director and Open-Rank Professor of Data Analytics

Seguin, TX
Jan 10, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, open-rank faculty position to serve as the Program Director in our Data Analytics Program. The ideal candidate will be responsible for program leadership and associated administrative functions, in addition to teaching. The position begins August 2021. A high priority will be given to candidates with field experience and evidence of success.

TLU is a teaching-focused institution that offers select graduate degrees including the MS in Data Analytics. The degree includes two specializations: Business Analytics and Computation/ Technology. Administratively housed within TLU’s Department of Business and Economics, the degree is cross-disciplinary with the Department of Math and Computer Science. For more information about the program visit our website at

Requirements for the position include:

  • Doctoral degree in data analytics or any other field with data analytics application (Master’s degree with substantial analytical experience will be considered.)
  • Ability to teach a variety of classes in data analytics, such as ERP, web analytics, R, “big data”, business intelligence, or data mining.
  • Effective oral and written English communication.
  • Commitment to university/community service, business and community outreach, continued professional development, and serving a diverse student body.
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.

Preference will be given to candidates who have 18 graduate hours in a business field, information systems, computer science, or statistics. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and have experience in program leadership and associated administrative functions in higher education or other organizational contexts.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.

Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. These letters may be from the list of professional references or from others. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to [email protected] or by mail to:

Dr. Fernando A. Garza, Jr.

Chair, Department of Business and Economics

Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W. Court St. Seguin, TX, 78155

Phone: (830) 372-6056

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized consistently as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings in various categories. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

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