Assistant Professor in Information Technology and Operations Management

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Information Technology and Operations Management Department

Position Number: 49925

SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Information Technology and Operations Management Department.  In particular, this position is part of a strategic cluster hire in Data Science and is one of the twelve positions allocated to the cluster around three areas of focus: Data Core, Health Analytics, and Technology and Education.  The multi-faculty hire represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind’s most daunting challenges.  This position is associated with the Data Core group which also includes positions in Computer Science, Statistics, and Information Technology and Operations Management.  Faculty are expected to teach in our data science programs and to collaborate with faculty, as appropriate in the other cluster areas. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  In addition to conducting high quality research targeted at publication in premier academic journals, faculty will be expected to participate in university service and to deliver high-quality instruction in courses across the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, which include online teaching, and also include courses that are part of SMU’s Data Science programs. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in data management and data analytics. The position will begin in Fall 2023.

Minimum qualifications: Graduate degrees in Information Systems, Business Analytics and/or Operations Management.

Preferred qualifications: Competitive applicants should have a Ph.D. in Information Systems or Operations Management, an established record of high-quality research and evidence of effective teaching.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, including how they would contribute to SMU’s Data Core group, provide a curriculum vitae, examples of written work, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022 although the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The Information Technology and Operations Management faculty will conduct initial interviews at the INFORMS National Meeting in Indianapolis in October 2022, as well as virtually through Zoom. Hiring is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check.  

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The Cox School is a nationally ranked business school located in Dallas, Texas, a premier business center in the U.S. The School offers a collegial working environment, generous faculty support and outstanding facilities.  The Information Technology and Operations Management Department has well-respected research faculty, who actively publish in top academic journals, participate in national and international conferences, collaborate with scholars across the globe, and inform policy debates on topics such as Information Systems Design and Supply Chain Management. The department has excellent relations with the corporate and business community and has an advisory board of senior executives of leading companies, providing a unique and exciting environment for both teaching and research.

SMU is a private university dedicated to academic excellence. Located in Dallas, SMU maintains a moderate size of about 12,000 students. SMU is designated as a preferred employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, one of the most prolific high-tech industrial and business centers in the country. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a multi-faceted business community, offering exceptional museums, diverse cultural attractions and a vibrant economy. Dallas’ quality of life is exceptional with a relatively low cost of living, upscale apartments and homes within walking distance of campus, the opportunity to live in the city or out in the country with a relatively short commute, and the availability of both mass transit systems and plentiful on-campus parking.

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