Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Analytics (Sports Analytics)
The University of Tulsa - Collins College of Business
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
Computer and Information Science
Academic / College and University
The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in analytics – at the rank of Assistant Professor- starting August 2023. The faculty member we are seeking will have the skill sets to teach and engage in scholarly research in the area of analytics as it relates to sports. Salary and teaching load are commensurate with education and experience and are competitive with AACSB-accredited institutions. The title of the position is flexible according to the candidate’s qualifications.
Analytics has been identified as an area of strategic importance for the Collins College of Business. The college has an emphasis on sports management and is expanding to the rapidly growing area of analytics in all aspects of the business of sports.
Fringe benefits include life, health, disability insurance, and retirement. The University of Tulsa also offers free tuition for faculty dependents. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty, and we, therefore, welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.
The successful applicant will teach courses in the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs, maintain active and productive research in the expanding field of sports analytics broadly defined, and engage in appropriate professional and service activities.
Candidates who possess a Ph.D. degree in an analytic discipline, e.g., Economics, Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Management Science, Operations Research, Computer Science, Information Systems, etc. or a related field are invited to apply. ABDs close to completion will be considered for the position, provided they will complete their degree prior to the position start date in August 2023.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in high-quality, innovative research and, as appropriate, externally funded research in the domain of sports analytics.
Preference will be given to candidates specializing in impactful applied research in sports analytics, who have strong industry engagement, and proven ability to link theory and practice in their area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who have an established record of quality teaching and research, experience in outreach in the professional data science industry, and/or prior professional experience in data science.
The College, University, and Local Community
The Collins College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which maintains the highest standards for business schools in the world, and has been named one of the top undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek and Princeton Review. Home to approximately 500 undergraduate business students and 250 graduate business students, the College has four academic units and approximately 35 full-time business faculty positions. Degree offerings include Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), online Master of Energy Business (MEB), and the BS in Business Administration (BSBA).
The University of Tulsa is the oldest private educational institution in Oklahoma, with an endowment exceeding $1 billion. Total enrollment is approximately 4,400 students, distributed among five colleges: Collins College of Business, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Oxley College of Health Science, and the College of Law. Seventy-four percent of TU’s freshman class graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and the mean ACT score of incoming freshmen in fall 2018 was 30. Additional information about TU and the Collins College of Business may be found at https://business.utulsa.edu/.
Tulsa has a population of just over 953,000 across its combined metropolitan statistical area and a cost-of-living index of 89.6%, making it one of the most affordable and livable cities in the United States. Located in the rolling Osage Hills of northeastern Oklahoma, the City has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with numerous cultural opportunities, including two major art museums; professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies; and exceptional medical, recreational, and business facilities. In addition, the City boasts a strong emphasis on quality of life. Time magazine has named the Tulsa Gathering Place Park as one of the top 100 places to visit in the world in 2019. Tulsa International Airport is serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will be attending DSI 2022 (Houston- Nov 19-21) to interview candidates. Initial interviews may also take place via Zoom or Teams. Applications should indicate whether applicants intend to attend the DSI meeting.
Candidates should submit an application package by the link below that contains:
(i) A letter of interest that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, a brief explanation of prior and proposed research objectives, and a description of how the candidate’s background aligns with, complements, or expands on the existing goals and objectives of the school,
(ii) copies of applicable teaching evaluations,
(iii) current resume or curriculum vitae,
(iv) names and contact information of three references
The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics, including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Disabled/ Veteran.
About The University of Tulsa - Collins College of Business
At Collins College, our mission is to cultivate the next generation of business leaders. Our faculty offer a personalized, transformative curriculum that prepares students to become forward-thinking, problem solvers in this rapidly changing world. We want students to embrace the challenges of academic rigor through "real world" experiences that utilize both local and global connections to our diverse network of companies and leaders. Our students are the future of business; find out how to join The Collins College Of Business in opening the doors to their future.