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Amazon Distinguished Professor of Business Analytics

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Amazon Distinguished Professor of Business Analytics

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Jul 19, 2021

The Department of Business Analytics and Statistics at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) invites applications for the Amazon Distinguished Professor of Business Analytics position. Appointment will be at the tenured Associate Professor or Professor level, starting in August 2022 or when filled. Applicants should have an outstanding publication record in top scholarly journals, excellent teaching performance, and a demonstrated willingness to provide service to the profession. Preference will be given to candidates with an accelerating publication record in top business scholarly journals and an interest in practically relevant research. Compensation will be highly competitive and comparable with similar positions at top business schools. Duties will include maintaining a research program conducive to publications in top business scholarly journals, teaching business-oriented analytics courses, advising students, and facilitating industry connections.

The position requires a Ph.D. in business, engineering, or a related field. Qualified individuals should send a complete application package in PDF format to the chair of the search committee, Professor Bogdan Bichescu, at The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement and representative publications, a teaching statement that includes evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required before the successful candidate can be hired.

The Department of Business Analytics and Statistics is one of seven departments within the Haslam College of Business. The department currently offers bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees in Business Analytics, leads UTK’s Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics and Data Science Program, and houses the director of the UTK Data Science and Engineering Ph.D. program. The department’s MSBA program received the 2018 INFORMS Smith Prize. The Business Analytics faculty emphasizes working with businesses to apply analytics to real-world challenges. The department includes 17 tenured or tenure-track faculty, many of whom serve in editorial positions at leading journals and have been recognized with international awards including the Edelman Award and the Wagner Prize.


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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