University of Rhode Island — Alfred J. Verrecchia Endowed Chair Professorship in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

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 MISQ, ISR, 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.The position is academic year, full-time, tenure-track, permanent.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00210). Please attach only the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter of application, (#2) Curriculum Vitae,
(#3) “Other” – Teaching Evaluation, (#4) – Teaching and Research Philosophy (as one complete pdf doc.), and (#5) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 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 University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.