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Alfred J. Verrecchia Endowed Chair Professorship in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 20, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 20, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 20, 2020) may not be given full consideration.


The College of Business at the University of Rhode Island is seeking applications for the Al Verrecchia Chair Professor in the field of business analytics and artificial intelligence. The goal of the Chair is to create a collaborative research environment and to develop a curriculum for new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in the field of business analytics and artificial intelligence, including published research, grants, and industry relationships. Applicants with proven expertise in both application and theory will be considered. The successful candidate will work with the current faculty to develop undergraduate major, minor, and certificate program, as well as MS (including certificate) and doctoral programs. Candidates should have an established record of excellence in research as evidenced by publications in top journals such as MISQISR, and Management Science. Research expertise in business analytics and artificial Intelligence (BAI) at the organizational, platform, market, or industry levels is required. Candidates will be expected to build an interdisciplinary program in the college. The proposed chair is expected to bring recognition to the college through scholarship, successful grants acquisition, building an interdisciplinary curriculum, and fruitful relationships with industries in and out of the state.

The Chair will have the ability to build a collaborative work group to complement research activities with projects from industry, specifically as they relate to the application of business analytics and artificial intelligence. We encourage a multidisciplinary research environment, in which educating qualified students and collaboration with industry and regional/national organizations play important roles. The candidate should, thus, be able to develop and lead a high-performance academic research team while developing and maintaining close partnerships with industry.



1) PhD in artificial intelligence and business analytics or closely related field.

2) Proven track record of publication in journals of AI and business analytics areas.

3) Proven track of garnering grants from quality organizations such as NIHNSFDODDOC, Gates Foundation and MacArthur Foundation.

4) Demonstrated evidence of quality teaching experience.

5) Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in the applied use of business analytics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning for business.

6) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

7) Demonstrated experience in building/nurturing relationships with the business community and industry on business analytics and artificial intelligence topics and implementation strategies.

8) Demonstrated ability to build new curriculum.


1) Demonstrated industry experience related to business intelligence and artificial intelligence.

2) Business degrees at undergraduate/graduate level.

3) Demonstrated teaching experiences in areas of business analytics and artificial intelligence such as: (Programming (e.g., R, Python), Data Visualization, NoSQL Database Management, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence in a business context, Blockchain technologies, IS in Business.)



Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-12-08

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Alfred J. Verrecchia Endowed Chair Professorship in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

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