Professor and Chair, Business Analytics Department

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Professor and Chair, Department of Business Information & Analytics
Location: Denver, CO

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Chair of the Department of Business Information and Analytics. Academics holding a doctoral degree who are appropriate for an appointment with tenure as either associate or full professor will be considered.

The Department of Business Information and Analytics is an academic unit of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer various majors and minors, including two bachelors degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized masters degrees, and an Executive PhD in Business Administration.

Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations, and communities through educational experiences, outreach and knowledge creation. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college-wide projects and initiatives. For more information about DUs diversity and inclusive excellence, see http://www.du.edu/cme, and for a list of DU Employee Affinity Groups, see http://www.du.edu/diversity inclusion/media/documents/affinitygroups.pdf.

Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system, and a thriving business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live. The Department of Business Information and Analytics (BIA) merges the disciplines of Information Technology, Statistics, and Operations Management into a department focusing on the critical needs of todays organizations to create, manage and understand the wealth of information they possess. The Department of BIA offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics and an undergraduate major in business analytics with minors focusing on business analytics or statistics. Building on a legacy of leadership and first-mover advantage, the Department offers rigorous academic instruction, enjoys strong industry support, and has 18 full-time faculty members. The Department is well-positioned to be a leader in the fields of Business Analytics and Business Technology.

Position Summary

Reporting to the associate dean for faculty and research, the Chair will have responsibility for the continued development of a distinctive and influential Department of Business Information and Analytics. The new Chair will join a cohesive and collaborative Academic Council of department chairs and school directors who help guide the College to achieve its mission. The College seeks a Chair who will provide expertise, leadership, mentoring to junior faculty, external contacts, fundraising abilities, and a strategic focus to a department that educates students for analytics roles within the region and worldwide. Candidates will possess the requisite personal characteristics and professional experience to provide dynamic leadership and strategic vision to the Department to create distinction and prominence.

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership

The Daniels College of Business has dominant positioning regionally and significant opportunities for strengthening its place in the national and international business education community. The new Chair, working with the faculty, will, among other things, be expected to:

Refine and realize a vision for the BIA Department –

Each school and department in the College is expected to provide its strategic plan linked to the Colleges strategic plan. The Chair will be an inspiring leader, sharing vision, strategy, and tactics with the faculty, who are already engaged in strategic thinking about the future of the Department and the College, working together to define new priorities and execute the plan for the future of the Department in ways that build on excellence to become internationally known in the areas of business technology and business analytics.

Inspire and support excellence in teaching and evaluate programmatic outcomes –

The Daniels College of Business places a high value on excellence in teaching. The faculty takes special pride in preparing students to understand business and develop them as ethical business professionals. Faculty members also take great pride in teaching students to master competence in the practical skills required in business. Internships and capstone experiences are an essential part of the curriculum and distinctive at the College. The Chair will lead the faculty in the development of new methods for teaching and learning within the Department, further developing the academic and mentoring relationship among faculty and students and moving the College from its highly influential regional position to a positive force within the national and international movement to reform and renew analytics education. Teaching and programmatic success will be evaluated by results: graduates practicing with high ethical standards, increased diversity in the profession, success in professional certification, employment after degree completion, and the pride of the business community hiring graduates, continued involvement of alumni, and other key assessment factors linked to stated learning outcomes.

Recruit, mentor, and retain a diverse team of outstanding faculty and strengthen faculty scholarship and the intellectual climate –

The Daniels College of Business has a faculty that embraces both research and practice, and this will be further leveraged through recruiting opportunities and retention strategies. This requires a Chair, assisted by the associate dean for faculty and research, to inspire and encourage scholarship and innovation and mentor faculty.

Essential Functions

Recruit and retain outstanding, high-quality, motivated, diverse, and engaged students at graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has a robust undergraduate major, as part of the Colleges Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program and Master of Science in Business Analytics. Marketing these programs to attract and grow enrollments is a key priority. Growing scholarship endowments to attract the best and brightest students will be important as creating co-curricular activities to engage students and enhance their Daniels experiences to create proud, loyal, and active alumni.
Maintain open communications and collaboration. The definition of and programming for College strategic priorities require that all parts of the College community understand mutual interests, differences, and possibilities. The Chair will be a dynamic and effective communicator, building on commonalities, bridging differences, and encouraging active discourse as the College tackles large strategic questions. The Chair will build relationships with other parts of the College and balance college-wide and department level foci.
Raise the visibility of the College and focus on its key constituencies. The Daniels College of Business has taken a particular interest in connecting with its alumni and corporate partners and has focused attention on their professional interests and their commitment to the College and the Department. The Chair will lead efforts in strengthening the national and global reputation of the College, significantly elevating all elements of its profile, within the academic profession, with alumni, within the business community, and among donors and friends.
Lead the development of new resources. External fundraising will be required for new initiatives and to complement the resources provided by tuition. Donors have provided strong support for the work of the College. The Chair will assist in the fundraising effort for the Department and the College, working in conjunction with the faculty, alumni volunteer leadership, the Dean, and the college advancement team, fostering excellent relationships with donors and building new ones, as well as obtaining commitments for new funding, research grants, and scholarships.

The Chair will make critical contributions to the continued development of a distinguished institution. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with entrepreneurial spirit, skill, and experience to bring creative leadership to the organization and play a meaningful role in shaping its future. The new Chair will embrace these opportunities. The selected candidate, whose leadership is eagerly sought, will make a meaningful difference to the future of the Department and the Daniels College of Business.
Teaching

The standard teaching load for tenure-line faculty is six courses per year (two per quarter). However, with the assumption of administrative responsibilities, the usual level of teaching would be reduced to three courses per year. The candidate should have experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: statistics/quantitative methods, management science, operations research, information technology, data mining, business intelligence, decision modeling, logistics/supply-chain management, data privacy, ethical uses of information, or predictive analytics.

Research and Scholarship

Tenure-line faculty must publish sufficiently to maintain appropriate qualifications under AACSB standards. Faculty must publish and engage in scholarly activities and professional development to maintain Scholarly Academic (SA) qualifications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Active service is a key role of a department chair within the College and University and in the academy’s business community. Service will include, but not limited to, administration and leadership within the Department; serving on the Colleges Academic Council; mentoring junior faculty, participating in committee assignments; assisting in fundraising; engaging in the business community and academic associations; developing and maintaining relationships.

A current publication record that demonstrates SA standing for AACSB requirements and standing as an associate or full professor in the College. This includes a publication record and current research stream related to business analytics or information systems with publications in FT-50 journals, the UT Dallas list, or journals of similar quality.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching necessary for standing as an associate or full professor at the Daniels College of Business across the dimensions of meeting student needs, meeting student expectations, fulfilling teaching commitments, and engaging in continuous improvement.

A record of dedicated and outstanding service at the candidates current institution. A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain connections with the business community.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in information technology, management science, statistics, operations management, or an equivalent field.

A current publication record that demonstrates SA standing for AACSB requirements and standing as an associate or full professor in the College. This includes a publication record and current research stream related to business analytics or information systems with publications in FT-50 journals, the UT Dallas list, or journals of similar quality.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching necessary for standing as an associate or full professor at the Daniels College of Business across the dimensions of meeting student needs, meeting student expectations, fulfilling teaching commitments, and engaging in continuous improvement.

A record of dedicated and outstanding service at the candidates current institution. A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain connections with the business community.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior academic leadership experience, editorial review board member for one or more leading academic discipline-specific journals, demonstrated ability to raise money and win research grants, and experience in building programs, developing curricula, and growing enrollments.

The Chair of the Department of Business Information and Analytics at the Daniels College of Business for the University of Denver will be an energetic, self-assured leader of stature with a deep knowledge of academe and its teaching, scholarly, and governance processes, as well as a capable, executive bringing skills for success in fiscal and human resource management and fundraising development. They must have the political acumen, powers of persuasion, and authentic personal leadership style necessary to advance the Department and inspire its faculty and students. Proven experience as a leader and a successful track record as an outstanding educator, manager, communicator, and fundraiser are required for success within the Department and the Daniels College of Business.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate the integration of ethics, diversity and inclusion, social responsibility, and a global focus in teaching, research, and service activities.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 30, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $180,000-$230,000 plus a $30,000 administrative stipend.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

Resume
Cover Letter
Diversity Statement
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Advertised: October 20, 2021

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