Assistant Professor of Practice - Business Analytics-Alvarez College of Business, Management Science & Statistics

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • May 25, 2024
Full time Mathematics & Statistics

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Practice - Business Analytics-Alvarez College of Business, Management Science & Statistics

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 11527
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Org Marketing Statement

Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Analytics

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Alvarez College of Business, Department of Management Science and Statistics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Analytics beginning Fall 2024.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cybersecurity, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic transformation. With more than 34,300 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio region.

UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service, and with an intentional focus on career readiness the university produces more graduates for the workforce than any other institution in the region. It is a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property — for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA has been recognized as a Top Employer in Texas by Forbes Magazine. Learn more about UTSA online, on USTA Today, or on X, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Alvarez College of Business

The Alvarez College of Business is UTSA's second-largest college and is home to more than 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students in 29-degree programs, supported by 205 tenure/tenure-track and fixed-term faculty and a dedicated cadre of staff. Each of the ACOB's seven departments brings unique value for advancing its mission—these include the Management Science & Statistics, Departments of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems & Cybersecurity, Management, and Marketing. The College is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation and offers a comprehensive curriculum at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels that expands the boundaries of traditional business education. UTSA was named the #1 ranked cyber security program in the country according to a national survey of certified information technology security professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Nationally ranked and recognized, the Alvarez College of Business was named one of the Top 5 undergraduate business programs in Texas by Bloomberg Businessweek. Faculty scholarship is well regarded, and ranked in the top 100 in the UT Dallas Research rankings.

The ACOB is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information about the Alvarez College of Business, please visit

Department of Management Science and Statistics

The department has 17 tenured/tenure-track and nine fixed-term faculty members. Faculty members are actively engaged in research and support the existing doctoral, master, and undergraduate programs within the college. The department offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science, business analytics, operations and supply chain management, and statistics and data science. The department also offers certificates in business analytics, and operations and supply chain management.

The Department of Management Science and Statistics is deeply committed to the professional growth and development of its faculty members. To support this commitment, we offer a variety of resources and opportunities designed to enhance the professional journey of our faculty. This includes funding for attending conferences, workshops, and seminars that are relevant to their fields of expertise. Furthermore, the department encourages and supports faculty participation in further training in innovative teaching methods and pedagogy to enhance classroom engagement and student learning outcomes. Our goal is to ensure that faculty members have the resources and support they need to achieve their career aspirations and contribute significantly to the academic and research missions of the department, college, and university.

Position Summary

This position aims at fulfilling the department's increasing need to support the fast-growing business analytics program, the B.B.A. in Business Analytics. It aligns with the department's, college's, and university's strategic focus areas (e.g., business analytics, data sciences, applied statistics, artificial intelligence, healthcare analytics, etc.) for research and teaching excellence at UTSA. The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach business analytics courses from the current UTSA catalog. This position also needs to help recruit Business Analytics majors, develop courses to expand the curriculum, mentor students, and involve students in experiential learning activities. Overall, this position will provide unique teaching perspectives that will expand the profile of the department and current faculty.

The teaching load is four courses per long semester with separate compensation for summer teaching, if available. A multi-year contract (renewable) is negotiable based on applicant's qualifications and departmental needs.


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned Master's in Business Analytics, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Management Science, Decision Sciences, Operations Management, Operations Research, or a closely related area from an accredited university with 5+ years of industry experience in related areas.

  • Expertise in teaching one or more of the following areas: business analytics, data mining, database management, machine learning, applied statistics, management science, decision sciences, operations management, predictive and prescriptive analytics tools and techniques, time series and forecasting, supply chain, operations research, and data visualization.

  • Proficiency in statistical computing languages, such as R, SAS, SQL, Python, and/or Tableau.

  • Teaching credentials that include experience in career-engaged, and experiential and active learning pedagogies.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability and desire to work collegially with faculty and students from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Evidence of integrating technology into instruction, on-line teaching, or using other emerging technologies.

  • Ability to teach across multiple modalities, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned (or expected by the fall semester of 2024) Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Management Science, Decision Sciences, Operations Management, Operations Research, or a closely related area from an accredited university.

  • Strong interests in collaborations with practitioners from: (i) local and regional industry partners (e.g., USAA, H-E-B, etc.); (ii) local research institutions (e.g., UT Health Science at San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, etc.).

  • Experience forming partnerships with local industry to provide students with internship and co-op opportunities.

  • Evidence of service to the university, field, or profession through leadership in analytics-related organizations.

  • Engagement in services related to undergraduate students, including curriculum development, competency development, program evaluation, student assessment and student mentoring.

  • Proven ability or strong interest in cross-departmental collaboration within the business school to enhance interdisciplinary learning and research. This includes facilitating pathways for students interested in pursuing double majors or shared courses that complement their business analytics education.

Application Process

To apply applicants must upload the following in a single PDF document:

  • A current curriculum vitae

  • A teaching statement (3-page limit), including evidence of teaching accomplishments and teaching philosophy.

  • Student and/or peer evaluations from previous teaching experience.

  • Cover letter/Letter of interest describing the applicant's professional experience, highlighting any work in the field of business analytics.

  • Complete contact information for at least three professional references. If selected post-screening, the committee may reach out to the referees for letters of recommendation.

Posting End Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to applicants who submit their application materials no later than March 31, 2024. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary Range: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Hours: up to 40 hours per week, exempt.

Additional Information
  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.

  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

Working Conditions

This position will be primarily located on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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