Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Analytics (9-Mo-TT)



Job description

Samford University’s Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an Assistant / Associate Professor faculty position within the Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis Department. This tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2023.

All candidates for this position must exhibit strong teaching skills, be supportive of the University’s mission, and be committed to maintaining an ongoing research effort. Qualified candidates will hold an earned Doctorate in Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Information Science, Economics or other closely related field. ABDs near completion will be considered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated experiences on industry-based data analytics projects or leading students through industry interfacing consulting or course specific projects. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated competencies using various data analytics software tools and applications.

Assistant Professor candidates should have 1-6 years of experience as a full-time faculty member or be ABD nearing completion of their doctorate. Additionally, these candidates should have demonstrated research abilities and positive experiences teaching data / quantitative methods / statistics type courses.

Associate Professor candidates should have 7 or more years of experience as a full-time faculty member, an established record of published research and an active research agenda that would allow the candidate to be classified as Scholarly Academic based on the Brock School’s AACSB classification rubric. Additionally, these candidates should have experience teaching multiple data / quantitative methods / statistics type courses as well as experience in new course development or curriculum innovation.

The normal teaching load for faculty is 3 courses per semester, and research is required, although research expectations are commensurate with the teaching load. Summer teaching and competitive research grants are also available. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students and colleagues is expected.

Samford University is ranked 1st nationally for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal. As such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with Brock School of Business students both inside and outside the classroom.

In the fall of 2015, Brock School of Business moved into a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that provides excellent space for faculty to interact with students, colleagues and the regional business community. Brock School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and hosts more than 900 students in its undergraduate, M.Acc. and M.B.A. programs. For more information, please go to

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin October 3rd, 2022 and will continue through January 9th, 2023. Application materials should include a cover letter outlining teaching and professional interests and expertise, curriculum vita, application for faculty position, and faculty applicant Christian Mission Statement. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

Samford University and the Brock School of Business embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

and the “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

[email protected]

Subject: Data Analytics Faculty

For questions about the position please contact:

Dr. Steve Jones, Chair, Department of Economics, Finance

and Quantitative Analysis

[email protected]

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and welcomes application for employment and educational programs from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin