Charles R Jones Endowed Chair in Data Science and Analytics

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for the Charles R. Jones Chair in the field of Data Science and Analytics (DSA). We are seeking applicants who can bring a well-established research program in DSA and the leadership to build upon the School’s current strengths. Applicants must be established or emerging leaders with demonstrated scholarship in the fields of analytics, data science, and/or artificial intelligence. Applicants with proven expertise in both application and theory will be considered. We seek a colleague who will collaborate with current faculty in ISE and faculty across the university to build a strong collaborative research program. We encourage candidates who have interest in providing strong mentorship to junior faculty members and who will build a thriving research laboratory of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.

The proposed chair is expected to bring significant recognition to the School of ISE, the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE), and OU, through their scholarship, archival publications, successful research grants from federal and industry sources, and strong student and junior faculty mentorship. The Jones Chair will be appointed at the rank of full professor. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching at all levels, and be passionate about developing newer classes in emerging areas. We seek a candidate whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to integrate and bolster OU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and has given them the confidence to fully integrate students, faculty, staff, and others from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

We seek a passionate individual who will contribute to the strategic research focus areas of Health and Medical Systems, and/or Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Systems within the School and the College. This position aligns well with the interdisciplinary Data Science and Analytics Institute, which is a strategic initiative of the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at OU.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to develop a strong externally funded collaborative research program in the area of Data Sciences and Analytics. The successful candidate must support a diverse student body through excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate curricula and mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students in the School of ISE.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how they have or intend to promote the college’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Details

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio/ByCommittee at The application package should include: (i) single page cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) teaching and research statements as well as a statement describing your professional experience and work in building inclusive and diverse teaching and research environments; and (iv) list of five references. Application packages should be submitted using Interfolio/ByCommittee ( Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Shivakumar Raman, chair of the search committee at We encourage applicants to apply by February 15, 2021, though application packages will be accepted until the position is filled.