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Assistant Professor Decision Science

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Full Time





Title:       Decision Science       

Rank:      Assistant Professor

Status:    Tenure Track

Start:      Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Position:

The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Craig School of Business at California State University,
Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Decision Sciences
(DS).   The Department seeks a candidate with a deep and abiding career interest in the decision sciences. The position requires
effective teaching as well as a program of research, and involvement in professional activities. Primary teaching responsibilities
and research interests will be in Decision Sciences and Statistics. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. Other
duties will include, but are not limited to: advising students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research
and problem-solving activities, and committee service at all levels of university governance.
The CSB empowers future business leaders by helping young professionals embark on successful careers in business and
economics. With approximately 3,000 majors, we offer bachelor's degrees in Business Administration (with 12 different options
including one in Computer Information Systems with 100 students) and Economics, and both a traditional and executive MBA.
The CSB is the first CSU business school to receive a naming endowment, a ten million dollar pledge from Sid and Jenny Craig,
and also the first in the CSU to be accredited by AACSB, International – this in 1959. Our priority for engaged learning
experiences is addressed through internships, mentorships, applied projects, service learning, professional events, an international
program, and a highly involved regional business community. The CSB offers Business Scholars and Honors programs for
outstanding students who want to challenge themselves and conduct research with faculty. The MBA is recognized by the
Princeton Review as a top business program.

Our Students:

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education:  An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) in Decision Sciences, Statistics, Management Science, or other closely related disciplines from an AACSB or ABET-accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered.  The candidate must also demonstrate the completion of graduate-level coursework in statistics.

Required Experience:  Candidates are expected to demonstrate 1) a record of teaching excellence in the decision sciences curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) evidence of research publications in a decision sciences related field in scholarly journals, and 3) a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Experience:  The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Craig School of Business seeks a candidate with a deep and abiding interest in and ability to teach Decision Sciences and Statistics Curriculum. Business, professional, or managerial experience or the completion of a graduate-level course in specific Decision Sciences and Statistics is valued.

Application Procedures: Applications must be submitted on or before November 14, 2021.  

Attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  4. Names and contact information of three professional references
  5. Unofficial Transcripts

Finalists will be requested to submit within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.

  1. Three current letters of recommendation
  2. Official transcripts

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Yertai Tanai
                       Department of Information Systems and Decision Science

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Fresno State resides within the heart of Central California and the traditional homeland of the Yokut and Mono peoples whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this region and maintain vibrant, culturally active, lifeways on and off campus.  

Other Campus Information

California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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