University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin United States


    July 07, 2020

Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

UW System Title and Code*: Assistant Professor (C40NN) or Associate Professor (C30NN)

FTE: 100%

Position Information: Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, College of Professional StudiesSupervisor : Dr. Kevin Neuman, Head, School of Business and Economics

Department: School of Business and Economics (SBE)

Department Description: The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the largest programs at UWSP and includes four areas: accounting, business administration, data analytics, and economics. In 2017, The SBE successfully achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) The SBE has approximately 20 full time faculty positions, 900 undergraduate majors, and 50 MBA students. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic central Wisconsin. It has consistently been named one of the top public midwestern universities in the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Stevens Point features an attractive cost of living, numerous recreation opportunities, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.

University Description: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point and for more information about the Stevens Point community.


Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Business Analytics beginning spring or fall 2021. The position comes with the Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair in Business Analytics title in recognition of the funding provided by a 2016 gift of $4 million from Sentry Insurance. The gift allowed UW-Stevens Point to launch an innovative B.S. in Data Analytics in 2017. Along with teaching responsibilities, candidates will be expected to serve on the Data Analytics Advisory Board, work with the Endowed Chair in Computing Analytics to expand partnerships with businesses interested in analytics, and help recruit for the program. Teaching is split between courses in the data analytics program and related areas of business. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in the MBA program and may be asked to teach at branch campuses in Wausau and Marshfield. Although we are a teaching-oriented department, scholarly activity, professional growth, and university service are required.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (PhD, DBA, etc.) in data analytics, business analytics, data science or a closely related area, or ABD with doctorate completed within first two years. Related areas include business intelligence, management science, decision sciences, computer information systems, statistics, computational finance, econometrics, marketing analytics, or data visualization.
  • Demonstrated ability in either Python or R programming languages.
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Knowledge of Big Data technologies, machine learning, and statistical procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior academic and teaching experience in business or data analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research
  • Experience or interest in developing strong relationships with businesses and other partners
  • Industry experience in business or data analytics


Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or .

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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How To Apply: Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How to Apply” document for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date

August 16, 2021

Terms of Employment: This is a tenure-track, 9-month faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on September 1, 2020. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials: Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts required

(Official Transcripts required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact: For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Jason R. Davis, Ph.D.

Chair, Search and Screen Committee


Phone: 715-346-4598

Human Resources Contact: If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Anna Golackson-Timblin


Phone: 715-346-2606