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Job Description Summary
The Wake Forest University School of Business is seeking qualified candidates for an Associate or Full Professor of Business Analytics to start July 1, 2023. This individual is expected to be a thought leader to support the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Program and undergraduate and graduate analytics coursework. Candidates with experience in teaching graduate-level data science courses (e.g., forecasting, data mining, and machine learning) are of particular interest. The area of research is open, with preference to the application of analytics to business problems that have synergies with existing faculty (e.g., Professor & Inmar Presidential Chair in Analytics Jeff Camm; Professor & Thomas H. Davis Chair in Business Haresh Gurnani; Associate Professor Gordon McCray; Professor Stacie Petter; Professor Scott Shafer; Assistant Professor Jennifer Claggett, etc.)_within the School of Business (e.g., fintech, information systems, marketing, operations, supply chain, and others). As outlined, significant publications in the Financial Times 50 journals are a requirement. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Statistics, Management Science, or a related field. Evidence of prior teaching experience effectiveness is expected of candidates. The position offers a highly competitive package of compensation and benefits.
Wake Forest University has a long tradition of excellence in market-relevant teaching, and the ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to teaching and scholarship in the School of Business. The School of Business embraces the teacher-scholar model wherein our faculty produce original thought leadership that is visible and positively impacts practice. As a community of teacher-scholars, we systematically and rigorously seek answers to questions of high theoretical, practical, and/or pedagogical importance. Thus, equally important to teaching excellence, candidates’ research should be of the highest quality, as evidenced by publications that address important issues in highly regarded outlets, including premier journals (such as those journals recognized by The Financial Times). Ideal candidates are accomplished teachers and scholars who have deeply considered the ways in which their scholarship can improve the practice of global business, demonstrate marketplace applications, and is in keeping with the University’s teacher-scholar model.
Through our teaching, faculty in the School of Business focus on educating the whole person, facilitating student acquisition of deep conceptual knowledge, the attainment of a broad set of professional competencies, and the development of a clear sense of professional identity and character. Therefore, we seek a colleague who subscribes to the teacher-scholar model, serves as an exemplary role model, and can demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses that develop students and advance knowledge.
Because we are preparing students to succeed and flourish in the profession, we seek to hire colleagues who understand the marketplace, desire to be deeply connected to it on a continuing basis through interaction, research, and engagement, and are committed to supporting our students as they prepare for and embark on fulfilling career trajectories.
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities according to U.S. News & World Report
. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,400 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate
, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For more information, visit:
Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. A family-friendly city with high quality schools, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, outdoor recreational activities, and numerous special events, it is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and innovation scenes. Residents enjoy proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and a very reasonable cost of living. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a small town. For more information, visit:
The School of Business
The AACSB-accredited, nationally ranked Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate academic programs in Accountancy, Finance, Business and Enterprise Management, and Mathematical Business as well as graduate programs encompassing the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Courses are offered at the beautiful home campus in Winston-Salem, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, and/or online depending upon the chosen program.
Wake Forest University continues to rank as a top school for undergraduate business education (ranked #21 by Poets & Quants
for Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2022). Wake Forest MSA students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more than any other school in the past 20 years, and the MSA Program has been listed as a “Top 20 Program” by the Public Accounting Report
. For 2023, U.S. News & World Report
ranked the part-time MBA Program #1 in North Carolina and #19 in the nation while The Economist
ranked the MSM Program as #2 in Career Opportunities and #5 overall for 2021. For more information about the School of Business, visit:
Wake Forest University business programs and faculty are housed in Farrell Hall, an inspiring, four-level, 120,000-square foot structure featuring state-of-the-art technology and groundbreaking design to create an environment in which faculty-student engagement and interaction thrives.
Application Policy & Procedure
Review of applications will begin immediately. Required materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and recent course evaluation results with comparative benchmarks. Formal transcripts will be required before a hiring offer can be made. Applications that include all required information and are submitted on or before December 31, 2022 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, visit:
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In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. Additionally, the University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions. Consistent with federal, state, and local law, the University will consider exemptions for medical- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Additional Job Description
In an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff positions, excluding staff who perform duties exclusively at Graylyn Conference Center, are required to be
with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine prior to their hire date. Once hired, faculty and staff must maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status throughout their employment at Wake Forest University. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation.
Time Type Requirement
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
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