Vacancy Reference : 25783 / LSM 065 M / 2021 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Business Data Analytics
UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary researchand teaching collaborations. Within the Social sciences and humanities sector, the position is attached to the Louvain School ofManagement and to the Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations which offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research.
The position is assigned to the fully modern campus in Mons, convenient for teaching and research.
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of business data analytics and mathematical statistics, in English and French, mainly at the Mons campus. The Faculty is creating a focus at business data analytics at the site of Mons, earlier reinforcing the teams with experts in marketing and finance. Teaching forms the future pillar in the major in Business Analytics and Digital marketing in the Bachelor and Master’s programmes in business engineering. Teaching involves both undergraduate and graduate-level and may later be assigned to other sites of the Faculty, such as Louvain-la-Neuve or Charleroi. Depending on the profile of the candidate, part of the teaching load may be given as co-examiner for applied courses in other fields of management.
We seek a talented researcher with a strong methodological background in data analytics/data science, passionate to pursue applications in some management fields (e.g. decision support, business intelligence, big data, CRM, recommendation systems,network analysis, segmentation, classification). The candidate will show an analytical capacity and the ability to initiate and carry through innovative research projects in management science, leading to high-impact publications in international scientific journals.
- Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuingeducation; - Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses; - Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes; - Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and take on responsibilities within the University and its entities; - Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence; - Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with eveloping countries.
The applicant must have - A PhD degree in Economics, management science, informatics, engineering, statistics, mathematics or any comparable discipline; - Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin; - A significant scientific record with international publications; - Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments; - The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching; - Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity; - The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animateand lead a research team; - Team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, theapplicant will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in theselanguages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset
Internal Number: 25783/LSM065M/2021
About Université catholique de Louvain
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), founded in 1425, is a comprehensive university of the French Community of Belgium. Its forteen faculties and twenty three doctoral schools offer degrees and research opportunities to more than 30,000 students in almost all fields of study, including 44 bachelor's programmes and 198 master's programmes-26 taught in English. Uclouvain professors are encouraged to make innovative techniques central to their teaching approach. The primary goal is to prepare students for their future careers, by helping them grow into inquisitive problem-solvers and open-minded worl citizens.
Uclouvain enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Europe, with its main campus in Wallonia's most economically dynamic province and six additional locations in Wallonia and Brussels. Its 23 research institutes, 39 technology platforms, 2 university hospitals and 3 science parks, which include 2 incubators and host more than 280 companies and 84 spin-offs and start-ups, are a testament to UCLouvain's dedication to conducting fundamental and applied research. They also, along with UCLouvain's faculties and schools, exercise a cross-disciplinary research traditi...on personified by such former professors as Georges Lemaître, the father of the Big Bang theory, and Christian de Duve, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Uclouvain is a diverse and open community. One-third of its professors are women (and that percentage is growing every year) and nearly the same proportion are internationals. One-fifth of its studets are international; representing more than 120 nationalities. UCLouvain partners with higher education institutions throughout the world. Hence, it participates in several international initiatives that open doors to new teaching and research projects.