Business Analytics & Statistics

Statistics - Tenure Track Positions

The Department of Business Analytics and Statistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for one or more tenure track positions in Statistics, starting in August 2019, or when filled. Appointment may be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications. Duties include conducting research in the field of Statistics; collaborating with other faculty and students; building and maintaining a strong record of publications in top-tier journals; teaching courses related to Statistics and Business Analytics at the undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD levels; and advising students.

The position requires a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Statistics or a related discipline. (Candidates who have not completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment will be assigned to a one-year appointment as an Instructor.) Qualified individuals should send a complete application package (in pdf format) to Professor Robert Mee, Chair of the Statistics Faculty Search Committee, at The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and job market paper. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on the candidate’s behalf. If available, up to three more publications and evidence of successful prior teaching (e.g., course materials, teaching evaluations, etc.) can be included. Review of applications will begin in January and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required before the successful candidate can be hired.

The Department of Business Analytics and Statistics is one of seven departments within the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. The Department currently offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Analytics, a Ph.D. degree in Analytics, as well as a dual M.B.A./M.S. in Business Analytics in conjunction with the College’s MBA program. The Department also leads the University’s Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program (IGSP) and has the director of a Data Science and Engineering PhD program. There are currently about 550 undergraduate majors, 20 IGSP students, 83 MSBA students, and 10 doctoral students. The Department has 13 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including six statisticians with active research interest in design of experiments, dimension reduction, statistical modeling, time series analysis, and machine learning.

INFORMS awarded the 2018 Smith Prize to our MSBA program, recognizing its excellence in preparing analytics practitioners. We have been very successful in placing our MSBA students in Fortune 500 companies as well as in new analytics organizations. The department emphasizes working with business through 1) 10+ capstone projects each year with partner companies, 2) our Business Analytics Forum in which non-competing companies meet to share best practices, and 3) an active seminar series where we host business analytics professionals. The faculty is active in publishing and numerous members serve on leading editorial boards. Faculty excellence has been recognized by international and national awards.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI / Title IX / Section 504 / ADA / ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.