Department Head, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7122376
Posted: January 30, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the Department
As part of a thriving, top-25 research university in a city with many Fortune 500 companies, the Lindner College of Business delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve. The college enrolls over 4,200 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students and provides them with unique opportunities to build professional experience, cultural competency and leadership skills through co-operative education, internships, field-study research, and cross-disciplinary studios. The college’s new $120 million, 225,000-square-foot facility, Carl H. Lindner Hall, which opened in Fall 2019, positions Lindner among the nation’s best business schools with excellent programs and high growth potential.

The OBAIS Department—the largest department in the college—offers nationally-recognized educational programs in business analytics, information systems, and operations. For example, the Master’s in Business Analytics (MS-BANA) program has been named the No. 1 MS in Data Science school in the country by Predictive Analytics Today, and ranked 18th globally and 7th nationally among U.S. public universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The department was awarded the 2019 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize for its innovative approach to curriculum that effectively prepares students to be successful operations research and analytics professionals after graduation. The department’s Master’s in Information Systems (MS-IS) program is also ranked 15th among U.S. universities by Eduniversal.

Advancing the outreach aspect of our institutional mission, the UC Center for Business Analytics, housed within the department, serves organizations— locally and nationally— aspiring to be best-in-class in analytics. The Center brings together academia and practice by connecting faculty and students with member companies through symposiums, training, and collaborative problem-solving efforts, including student projects and internships.

As a center of commerce for a region of over two million people, the city of Cincinnati is a hub of innovation that attracts top business talent from all over the world. Cincinnati provides big city opportunities for business professionals with a high quality of life and a low cost of living. According to Forbes, Cincinnati is the 5th most affordable city in America, and the 9th best for raising a family. Healthgrades recognizes Cincinnati as #1 among the 44 US largest cities on the health care index, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cincinnati as the #1 city to live in Ohio. The community is welcoming, friendly, and inclusive. Mashable has ranked Cincinnati one of America's most social cities, and the Human Rights Campaign gives the city a perfect score on its Municipal Equality Index for LGBTQ inclusiveness.
Job Overview
The Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Department Head of the Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems beginning no later than August 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Compensation and employment benefits will be competitive for the rank into which a candidate is hired.

Lindner faculty are recognized for excellence in research, publishing in and serving the leading academic journals, and in teaching, demonstrating innovation and commitment vital to student success. We nurture faculty as impactful thought leaders and institution builders, empowering professional development within our collegial, diverse, and vibrant community.

Essential Functions
A core responsibility of the Department Head is to provide leadership and collaborative management of the department, including academic planning; promoting the selection, development, and retention of an outstanding and diverse faculty; potential supervision of exempt and non-exempt staff; course scheduling and staffing decisions; managing departmental budgets; long-range planning; curriculum development and program review; and the distribution and utilization of resources.

In addition, the Department Head is expected to contribute to the development of appropriate procedures for governance within the department and to achieve the strategic goals of the department, college, and university.

Furthermore, the Department Head is responsible for abiding by and working within the AAUP-UC Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Beyond the Department Head responsibilities described above, all Lindner College of Business tenure-track faculty members are expected to: be able to teach at any level of the department’s PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs; conduct research consistent with the high standards of the Lindner College of Business; and advance the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the institution.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must hold a Ph.D., Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), or equivalent degree in Information Systems, Statistics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a related field.
Candidates must have an academic record of research, teaching, and service appropriate for an appointment with tenure in a college of business at the rank of associate or full professor.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of academic leadership.
Appointment Details
The Department Head is appointed for an initial term of 4 years, and the appointment is renewable for subsequent terms of 3 years.
The Department Head appointment includes a stipend and appropriate teaching load reduction.
Application Process
To apply, first create an applicant profile in UC’s Success Factors system. Apply to the Job and attach the following documents in the application:

Cover Letter, up to two pages, including a statement of the candidate’s philosophy of and approach to academic leadership.
List of references (3) – names and contact information only; we will contact references should we move forward with your application.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.