Georgia State University, Institute for Insight

Position ID:Georgia State University-Institute for Insight-TENURETRACKFACULTY [#26428]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty in Data Science and Analytics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30058, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistics / Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Computer Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/10/27)
Position Description:    

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Institute for Insight

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Data Science and Analytics

The Institute for Insight at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) of Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for one or more tenure track faculty in data science and analytics effective Fall 2024 or earlier. The rank is open, but we expect to hire at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with research interests in the use of statistics, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, image analytics, and/or related fields along with a keen interest in large scale application of AI and ML tools to address business problems.

Applicants should have expertise in supporting the RCB’s strategic goal of becoming one of the leading business schools at the forefront of transforming business education and research through data science, ML, and AI. Successful candidates will contribute toward the college’s multi-year and multi-disciplinary strategy for developing a significant data science, ML, and AI research program with strong industry links, including, but not limited to, work with the Institute’s labs and applied research projects.

Minimum requirements are an earned Ph.D. in Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics, Analytics/Data Science, or a related field from an accredited university or international equivalent, and a robust research program in data science and analytics. Successful candidates will have a strong trajectory of future publications in widely regarded premier journals in business and related disciplines. Ideal candidates will also have the ability to teach courses in the College’s M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program, the College’s Ph.D. program, and in other related programs. Candidates will have opportunities to interact with a variety of companies in the metro Atlanta area.

The successful candidate’s tenure home will be in the Institute for Insight. Established in 2015, the Institute pursues new interdisciplinary research areas investigating how computing and digital capabilities of the future can transform business and society. By bringing its core computer science, statistics, operations research, and engineering faculty researchers together with management, legal, and social science scholars, the Institute seeks to be a trusted resource assisting strategic partners creatively designing implementable strategies that solve real-world challenges and drive positive business valuation. Opportunities for conducting research are excellent with similarly interested faculty colleagues across the college and university in areas such as law, economics, finance, marketing, risk management, and health care, along with researchers across the college and university associated with our innovation labs in FinTech and Blockchain, Legal Analytics, Social Media Intelligence, Supply Chain, and Health Care Analytics. Faculty, research scientists, and other affiliated members in these labs work closely with business partners on applied innovation research. More information about the Institute is available at and about the M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program at

candidates can reach to recruiting committee co-chairs Dr. Yichen Cheng ( and Dr. Aaron Baird ( for any questions for clarifications.

About the J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the ninth largest accredited business school in the United States and the largest graduate business school in the Southeast. For more than 100 years, Robinson has contributed to Atlanta’s impact as a regional, national, and international hub for creativity and innovation.

The vision for the college’s five‐year strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, is “innovation for all.” Our mission is to prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society. Robinson recognizes the unrivaled potential of free enterprise to improve lives. We design and implement solutions that advance how businesses and markets function to make a world where all citizens prosper.”

Robinson has broken the business school mold by assembling a faculty encompassing business practitioners, researchers, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. These experts ensure Robinson students build business acumen and sector‐crossing skills in STEM fields, college partners benefit from broader thinking, and collaborate on pioneering, interdisciplinary research to develop breakthrough market solutions.

The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs (a Ph.D. program with 11 areas of study and a Doctor of Business Administration), and 11 undergraduate majors.

It offers a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program, and week‐long residencies for high‐performing students on Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.

Robinson has broad and deep relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, operations, and social media. The college also is home to discipline‐specific roundtables in financial leadership, human resources, logistics, marketing, and sales.

About Georgia State University

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. Georgia State is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world‐class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

In its 2022‐2023 “Best Colleges” edition (released Sept. 12, 2022) U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia State first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university.

With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world‐class faculty and more than 52,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing and hundreds of student clubs and organizations. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Comprising 12 colleges and schools, Georgia State has more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state. It has 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state. The university generates $2.8 billion in annual economic impact for metro Atlanta.

About Atlanta

The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of 6.1 million and a gross domestic product of $406 billion. Atlanta is the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy.

According to the 2022 Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 list of America’s largest companies based on revenue, 31 companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the Fortune 1,000, of which 17 are Fortune 500 companies. It also is a major transportation hub. Hartsfield‐Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest airport, and the Port of Savannah is the third busiest U.S. port and in the top 30 worldwide. Situated in the Piedmont region of the Southeast, Atlanta has a moderate climate and is said to have the densest urban tree canopy of any major city in North America.


Applicants wishing to apply should register with (registration is free) and upload their curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, recent publications or working papers, evidence of teaching performance, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit their materials via the online system. For any questions related to the position, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Aaron Baird ( or co-chair Dr. Yichen Cheng ( Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until positions are filled. Positions are contingent on University budget approval.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Atlanta, GA 30303