Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Analytics

Position ID: 40835
Georgia State University
J Mack Robinson College of Business/College of Law
The Institute for Insight
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Georgia State University

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Institute for Insight

The Institute for Insight at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) of Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for one tenure track faculty member in Analytics at the assistant professor level, effective Fall 2019 or earlier.  With support from GSU’s university-wide interdisciplinary hiring initiative, the Next Generation Program, this position will be a part of a new faculty cohort in legal analytics working with GSU’s Legal Analytics Lab, a project of the Robinson College of Business Institute for Insight and the College of Law.

The Institute focuses on “big data and analytics” with particular emphasis on the use and analysis of unstructured data. The Legal Analytics Lab, one of several housed within the Institute, focuses specifically on the use of text mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other methodologies to detect patterns, predict outcomes, and derive insights related to legal questions and problems.

The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, or a related field from an accredited university or international equivalent, and a strong research program in analytics.  Of particular interest are applicants with backgrounds in text analytics, machine learning, and related fields and a keen interest in applied research. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary group of Legal Analytics Lab faculty and other stakeholders in developing a world class research program, and will have a strong trajectory of future publications in widely regarded premier journals in business and related disciplines. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach in the M.S. in Analytics program as well as in university-wide interdisciplinary programs in analytics, and to interact with industry in the metro Atlanta area.

The successful candidate’s home will be in the Institute for Insight at the Robinson College of Business.  The mission of the Institute for Insight is to serve as a portal into big data analytics for our broad community of students, researchers, entrepreneurs, institutions and industry partners, helping each to create and leverage insight needed to build, innovate and transform their work.  More information about the Institute is available at, about the M.S. in Analytics program at, and about the Legal Analytics Lab at


GSU is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. With more than 7,500 students and more than 200 faculty members, the Robinson College of Business is one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the country. Closely aligned to this position, the college houses the Department of Computer Information Systems and Department of Risk Management and Insurance, both of which have top-10 rankings, and Robinson’s Marketing Department ranks 4th in Modeling and Quantitative Analysis in scholarly research productivity. Robinson has active research programs in the management of information technology, predictive risk analytics, marketing analytics and health IT and analytics that are relevant to this position.

GSU’s College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. Its Health Law program was ranked 3rd in the nation this year by U.S. News and World Report. Housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art building, the law faculty are committed to interdisciplinary research, and the college is known for its hands-on, innovative experiential curriculum. With classes in Legal Analytics and an investment in legal technology and innovation, the College of Law has positioned itself at the forefront of the analytics revolution in the study, practice, and teaching of law.

Salary level, course load and additional research support are competitive at the national level.


Further information about the RCB is online at


Applicants wishing to apply should register with (the registration is free) and upload their curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, recent publications or working papers, and evidence of teaching performance. Applicants are required to submit their materials via the online system. For any questions related to the position, please contact the search committee chair Professor Charlotte Alexander (

Review of applications will begin immediately and will proceed until positions are filled.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, other
Computer Science
Big Data (Applied)
Statistics, General
Economics, General
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