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Associate Professor or Professor - Alfred J. Verrecchia Endowed Professorship in Business Analy...

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University of Rhode Island
Location
Kingston, RI

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Job Title:

Associate Professor or Professor - Alfred J. Verrecchia Endowed Professorship in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 27, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 11, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 11, 2022) may not be given full consideration.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The College of Business at the University of Rhode Island is seeking applications for the Al Verrecchia Professorship in the field of business analytics and artificial intelligence. The endowed professor or associate professor, depending on experience, will participate in a collaborative research environment, connect with alumni and corporate partners, and help develop, refine, and deliver offerings that increase employment opportunities for College of Business graduates.

Applicants must have expertise in the field of business analytics and artificial intelligence at the organizational, platform, market, or industry levels that can strengthen the regional, national, and global reputation of the College of Business and the University of Rhode Island. Candidates should have excellent research, as evidenced by publications in or under advanced consideration at top journals, such as journals that appear on the UT Dallas or Financial Times journal lists, or that are recognized as the top journals of a discipline. The endowed professor or associate professor is expected to be an effective communicator who can bring recognition to the college through scholarship, successful acquisition of grants, collaborations with faculty inside and outside of the College, attraction, and retention of diverse learners, and relationships with industry that lead to impactful research and enhance experiential learning opportunities for College of Business students.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

1. Ph.D. in business or field relevant to analytics and artificial intelligence.

2) Journal publications in applied AI or business analytics areas.

3) Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in one or more of the applied use of business analytics, artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning for business.

4) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

5) Demonstrated experience in building/nurturing relationships with the business community and industry on business analytics and artificial intelligence topics and implementation strategies.

Preferred:

1. Active engagement with industries related to business intelligence and artificial intelligence.

2. Proven track record of garnering grants from quality organizations such as NIH, NSF, DOD, DOC, Gates Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation.

3. Demonstrated teaching experience in areas of business analytics and artificial intelligence such as Programming (e.g., R, Python), Data Visualization, NoSQL Database Management, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence in a business context, Blockchain technologies, data privacy, or ethical uses of information.

4. Evidence of efforts to increase diversity in programs or business professions that apply business analytics or artificial intelligence.

5. Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty in other disciplines.

6. Publications in or under advanced consideration at top journals, such as journals that appear on the UT Dallas, Financial Times journal lists, or journals recognized as the top journal in the discipline.

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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union:

AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status :

Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent

Department:

Dean, College of Business

Contact(s):

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

Campus Location:

Kingston

Grant Funded:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae.

(#3) Other Document – Teaching Evaluation.

(#4) Other Document – Teaching and Research Philosophy (as one complete doc.).

(#5) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references.

Position Number:

106422

Posting Number:

F00301

Posting Date:

03/28/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/9699

Organization

The University of Rhode IslandURI Picture 1

Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.

 

Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.

 

Expertise on demand

The University is home to several centers of expertise that tackle some of society’s most vexing challenges. The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience brings multi-disciplinary research to bear on devastating brain diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service. The Business Engagement Center is the “front door” through which industry taps into research and training opportunities and assistance with intellectual property or technology issues. The R.I. Food Center brings URI’s agricultural roots to the 21st century as a resource for farmers, consumers, retailers, and others across the food industry

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Telephone
401-874-1000
Location
80 Lower College Road
North Kingston
Rhode Island
02881
United States
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