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Faculty (Open Rank) Data Analytics/Predictive Analysis in Public Affairs

College of Public Affairs

Vacancy Number 2014-008

Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 08/28/13     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

NOTE:  Review of applicant materials will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the search is completed. 

University of Baltimore—the School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) in the College of Public Affairs invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position (rank open) or Executive-in-Residence to begin in August 2014 (contingent on final budgetary approval). The successful candidate must be well versed in the Certified Analytics Professional domains of practice (business issue identification; analytics problem framing; data, methodology, and model building; implementation; and, model life cycle management) and be able to teach these practices effectively; he or she will have demonstrated competence with a variety of techniques for using large data sets in areas such as knowledge discovery, supervised and unsupervised learning, predictive analysis, and decision analysis, and the ability to apply them to significant public policy issues and to enhance the performance of public, health, criminal justice, and not-for-profit organizations. The successful candidate will teach courses in-class and on-line in statistical analysis, quantitative methods, data mining and predictive analysis, and/or information resources management in both the master’s and doctoral programs in public affairs and administration.

In addition to SPIA, the College of Public Affairs houses the School of Health and Human Services and the School of Criminal Justice. The ability to offer courses and conduct research relevant to the College’s three schools is a plus. The Schaefer Center for Public Policy is an applied research unit located within the College of Public Affairs. We invite you to visit our web site for additional information about the College of Public Affairs and the School of Public & International Affairs at www.ubalt.edu/cpa.

The School of Public and International Affairs has twenty full-time faculty members with advanced degrees from leading higher education institutions such as Harvard University, Syracuse University, the University of California, Berkeley, Rutgers University, University at Albany, The Johns Hopkins University, and American University. Three faculty members are fellows in the National Academy of Public Administration (NASPAA) and one is a Fulbright Scholar. Faculty members are actively involved in applied research and grant contracts with federal, state, and local government, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations.

The University of Baltimore is part of the University System of Maryland and serves a diverse urban professional community. SPIA offers bachelor’s degrees in Government and Public Policy and International Studies, master’s degrees in Public Administration, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Global Governance and Human Security, and Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship, and a doctorate in Public Administration. The MPA Program is accredited by the NASPAA. The School offers a dual program with the School of Law (MPA/JD).  

Candidates for this position must hold a doctorate in public or business administration, decision analysis, public policy, or a discipline relevant to the nature of the position. Associate or Full Professor candidates should demonstrate evidence of scholarly achievement which may include peer-reviewed and other publications (articles, books, monographs, applied research reports), experience with extramural grants and contracts, and recognition within his or her profession and/or discipline, as well as quality instruction, curriculum design, and supervision of student projects where appropriate. Candidates for the tenure track Assistant Professor level should demonstrate the potential for these characteristics. Candidates considered as an Executive-in-Residence should demonstrate capacity for quality instruction and extensive experience and expertise in professional practice.  All candidates should demonstrate experience in, or potential for, service relevant to the university, academic profession, and/or community.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, vita, one or more research writing samples, and three letters of reference. Review of applicant materials will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the search is completed. Please submit all materials electronically to dataanalysis@ubalt.edu

Dr. Thomas Darling chairs the search committee; he can be reached at tdarling@ubalt.edu for questions or to schedule an informational interview during the INFORMS*2013 Annual Meeting, October 6-9, 2013.

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