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Assistant Professor, Business Analytics

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: Milgard School of Business

Title: Assistant Professor, Business Analytics

Position Details

Position Description

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for an experienced Tenure Track Assistant Professor in its AACSB-accredited program. This full-time position has a 9-month service period and begins September 2020 (Autumn Quarter). The successful applicant is expected to be an integral member of a team of faculty and staff that are committed to excellence and further expanding a growing successful center for business analytics and information-based management.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers a range of academic programs focused on sustainability including environmental sciences and sustainable urban development. It is also home to the Centers for Urban Waters and Leadership & Social Responsibility. Situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma offers views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million-dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. Our mission is to “cultivate[s] business leaders through cutting edge and personally accessible education, diverse scholarly exploration, and innovative community engagement while promoting social responsibility. We inspire students to become lifelong learners.” The School’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and Center for Information Based Management offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to its mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 850 students in its undergraduate, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), and Master in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at


Candidates must demonstrate a record of effective teaching and sustained, successful research. We seek candidates that will contribute as engaged colleagues to serve our growing school and campus.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong teaching and research record related to data analytics. We will consider candidates from the Management Information Systems/Technology, Operations Management, Management Science, Decision Science, Industrial & Systems Engineering, or other related fields.

Teaching qualifications and/or interests should include undergraduate and graduate courses in several of the following areas: business intelligence & analytics, data/text mining, database management, business process management, prescriptive analytics, analytical decision-making, machine learning, cognitive analytics, artificial intelligence, information systems & technology, R and/or Python Programming, cloud services for analytics, and various analytics like, supply chain/logistics, healthcare, social media, marketing, human resource management, financial, retail etc. analytics. 

Applicants must have at least two years of successful research and teaching experience and a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Management Information Systems/Technology, Operations Management, Management Science, Decision Science or Industrial & Systems Engineering, or another field with a substantial focus on data analytics.


Applications are only accepted through Interfolio.

Applications received before January 20, 2020 will receive priority review and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should include:

  1.  A cover letter describing academic qualifications and experience for this position with reference to your experience and teaching effectiveness. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Applicants are also encouraged to highlight any interdisciplinary aspects of their research and/or ways in which they might contribute to the growth of the center for business analytics and the urban-serving mission of the campus.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. At least three letters of reference.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Greg Rose, at

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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