Tenure Track Position, Information Technology and Data Analytics - Hospitality & Tourism Management
Job no: 495339
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Department of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure track position in Information Technology and Data Analytics related to the Hospitality Industry to begin September 1, 2019. The rank for the position is Assistant or Associate Professor.
Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management or Affiliated field. The position focuses on information technology and data analytics specifically related to the hospitality industry (e.g., data retrieval and manipulation, visualization, dashboard design and development, statistical analysis, model development and assessment, data-driven strategic decision-making, context-specific key performance indicators, etc.). Candidates must have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education with considerable work experience is highly desirable. The ideal candidates for the posit ion will have active programs of research with a demonstrated ability for high quality scholarly publications. Evidence of engagement with the business community and industry is desirable. Initial teaching responsibilities will be focused on developing and delivering innovative instruction in information technology and data analytics in the hospitality industry.
The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to the repertoire of core business disciplines such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Management, we offer industry specializations through the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management. Isenberg’s undergraduate business program was ranked by Businessweek in 2016 as the 33rd best program in the country, the 11th best among public universities, and 17th overall on Businessweek Employer Survey which measured recruiter perceptions of which programs turned out the best graduates In 2016 per U.S. News & World Report, Isenberg’s Full-time MBA ranked as the 42nd best among public universities (75th overall), and the Part-time MBA (which includes both evening and online programs) was 9th best among public universities (16th overall). The Isenberg’ School’s national competitiveness has helped us to attract 1,300 students to the Full-time, Blended, and Online MBA programs. Ph.D. tracks are offered in each discipline.
To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, on-line at: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495339/tenure-track-position-in-information-technology-and-data-analyticshtm.
Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications; salary and benefits are competitive.
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