Open Rank Research Professor- FEWSION Center Supply Chain Data Science

Open Rank Research Professor- FEWSION Center Supply Chain Data Science

Job category: Education

Job Type: Full Time

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Open Rank Research Professor- FEWSION Center Supply Chain Data Science


Location: SICCS


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Job ID: 607158


Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Workplace Culture


NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.


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Job Description


The FEWSION Project at NAU seeks an open rank, non-tenure track research professor to help lead a multi-million dollar research effort on North American supply chains and critical infrastructures in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University. In particular. This innovative work involves the use of open-source data fusion techniques to map and model systems, as well as data science, supply chain analysis, modeling and systems engineering theory and methods. The faculty member will collaborate with multiple large interdisciplinary research teams who are studying this problem. Desired qualifications include a PhD in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field, along with strong quantitative, data analysis, programming, visualization, and scientific writing and communication skills. This position will interact with controlled unclassified information.


Minimum Qualifications


For Assistant Rank,


  • PhD in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field


For Associate Rank


  • PhD in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience at Assistant rank or equivalent


For Full Rank


  • PhD in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience at Assistant and/or Associate rank or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications


For Assistant Rank,


  • Expertise in critical infrastructure modeling
  • Expertise in remote sensing
  • Expertise in supply chain modeling
  • Expertise in transportation modeling
  • Expertise in software engineering
  • Expertise in Interdisciplinary engineering and social science
  • Expertise in GIS programming
  • Demonstrated excellence in scientific communication skills
  • Track record authoring peer-reviewed publications in a related field
  • Track record of software development for data analysis in a related field
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated quantitative, data analysis, programming, and data visualization experience
  • Network flow modeling based on partial information, with applications to critical infrastructure and supply chains.
  • AI/ML for timeseries modeling, forecasting, and anomaly or error identification


For Associate Rank, additionally,


  • A national peer reputation for scientific research in a related field
  • Track record in leading research teams
  • Track record of sponsored project development, grant writing, and successful awards


For Full Rank, additionally,


  • An international reputation as a scientific leader in a related field


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Knowledge of the use of laboratory/field instruments and tools.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Leadership, coordination, and/or supervision skills.
  • Data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Highly motivated to perform research in a collaborative environment.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Possesses strong problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.


General Information


Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.


Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.


While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.


Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.


For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the


Background Information


Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.




Commensurate with experience.




This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU


Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship


NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.


Submission Deadline


This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2023.


How to Apply


To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the ‘Current Openings’ links, locate vacancy 607158, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the page.


Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.


If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.


If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


FLSA Status


This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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