POSITION DESCRIPTION: The School of Business and Society at the University of Redlands welcomes applications for a visiting faculty position in Business Analytics at open rank. The position is for one year through June 30, 2023 and may be renewable.
The University of Redlands (www.redlands.edu) is recognized as a premiere regional liberal education institution, situated on a picturesque campus in the city of Redlands, within one hour of Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and Big Bear Lake. The School of Business and Society offers innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs at several locations throughout Southern California.
The School offers an MS in Business Analytics along with a variety of coursework in business analytics, data-driven decision-making, management science/operations research, and operations management at the graduate and undergraduate level. The Redlands MSBA coursework takes an expansive view of analytics and emphasizes the intersection of analytics with both business and society. The program includes coursework in data science, data visualization and storytelling, data ethics, data mining, and location analytics. Courses are offered in various modalities, with online and hybrid taking precedence due to the pandemic. Analytics core courses are also taught in the School’s Master in Organizational Leadership and B.S. in Business programs. The School’s MBA has a one-of-its-kind concentration in Location Analytics. The School has a strong connection with Esri Inc., the worldwide market leader in location analytics and GIS solutions, which is headquartered in Redlands, CA.
We are seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching in all areas of analytics, particularly data science, data mining, and predictive analytics. Candidates with strong programming skills in Python and R and with experience in teaching programming as part of analytics coursework are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in creatively incorporating industry needs, in areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning will be given preference. It is important that candidates demonstrate knowledge of ethical, legal, and societal implications of data and business analytics.
Courses in the School are 4-units each and are offered in eight-week long academic term. The selected candidate will be expected to teach up to 24 units in the 2022-23 year. Preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience in various modalities, including online. Consideration will also be given to candidates with interest in scholarly research and/or industry implementations of business analytics. Business experience is preferred, but not required. Depending on background and interest, the selected candidate may participate in the School’s Spatial Business Initiative (www.redlands.edu/SBI), a unique partnership with Esri. In addition to teaching and scholarly activities, the selected faculty will also participate in service, particularly interacting with Southern California’s business community and contributing to the development of specialized analytics certificates and analytics projects that complement and support the MSBA program.
The University of Redlands is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Students in the university’s School of Business and Society span the greater southern California region comprised of Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. Students usually have a diversity of professional and life experiences and often include veterans. The School will soon begin offering a STEM Scholarship for Underrepresented Minorities, partially supported by Esri sponsorship. We are interested in candidates who share our values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. In this context, a diversity statement is required as part of the application documenting any academic and/or professional experience with teaching, advising, mentoring a diverse body of students, as well as providing any consulting to diverse business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Applicants must also describe in their cover letter how their teaching and/or scholarship will advance analytically-educated critical thinkers and problem-solvers.
POSITION CRITERIA: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Management Science, Operations Research, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered but are expected to have a completed Ph.D. before the anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Hires beyond the Visiting Assistant Professor level must be justified through significant and sustained teaching. All applicants should have a record of teaching achievement in their functional area and vibrant interest in cross-functional teaching, adult learners, and business education within the context of traditional liberal arts and science disciplines. The School operates without formal departments but has area groups. The selected candidate will be part of the Analytics, GIS, and IT Area Group and must be able to competently interact with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty.
INQUIRIES: Inquiries regarding the position’s requirements can be directed to Dr. Avijit Sarkar, Professor of Analytics, at email@example.com.
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit (i) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred characteristics including a statement of teaching philosophy, (ii) curriculum vita, (iii) copies of transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice), (iv) teaching evaluations, (v) diversity statement, and (vi) the names and contact information for three references followed by letters. Submit application at Visiting Asst Professor | Business Analytics. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the submission process may be directed to Ms. Kian Nahavandi, Search Coordinator by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.
INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: New employees are required to submit proof of having received the full course dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or submitting an exemption request for medical or religious reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire.
The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.Welcoming intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national and socioeconomic backgrounds, the University seeks to develop responsible citizenship as part of a complete education. Redlands encourages a community atmosphere with exceptional opportunity for student leadership and interaction. For working adults, the University offers innovative academic programs at convenient locations and times.Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. Small classes enable each student to participate in cl...ass discussion, to work closely with professors, and to receive extensive individual attention. Redlands remains sensitive to contemporary trends in society and challenges students to commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.One of the first institutions of its kind, the University of Redlands School of Business is in sync with the complex needs of today’s adult professional learners. We are committed to increasing access to graduate and undergraduate degree completion programs for individuals with active lives and busy schedules.Because we understand that time and availability is at a premium for our students, we offer seven convenient campus locations all over Southern California. This means the reputation and value of a true Redlands education is never far from your home or workplace. Furthermore, our classes meet in the evening, once or twice weekly, so you can engage with your degree program without interfering with your daily responsibilities.Our programs are designed to offer practical, real-world insights into the issues that are shaping the modern business sector. Management best practices, ethical problem solving, public speaking and communication, information technology and critical thinking are just some of the areas of focus that will sharpen your mind and revitalize your career prospects.