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University of Nebraska Omaha

Instructor, Business/Data Analytics, Economics

Omaha, Nebraska

October 6


The Department of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for Instructor in the area of business analytics and data science. The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers high-demand data science programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels with concentrations in Econometrics and Data Analytics as well as Business Analytics, respectively. This position will play a key role in expanding the programs through teaching and curriculum development activities. The position is initially a one-year contract (fall and spring semesters), renewable annually. Instructors typically teach four course sections per semester. 

A top candidate is expected to be a teaching specialist with a strong passion for teaching Business/Data Analytics courses. A deep understanding of data storage and programming techniques is expected and highly valued. However, the Department of Economics prefers a passionate instructor with fluency in some of the listed skills (and interest in future mastery of others) over one who has mastered all listed languages and software but is less enthusiastic about providing excellent instruction. Based on department needs and candidate preferences, she may teach courses on some of the following topics: 

  • Master’s and undergraduate level econometrics. 
  • Advanced econometric courses with some machine learning content. 
  • Business reporting (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio). 
  • SQL and database/data storage. 
  • Forecasting, quantitative/ statistical methods. 
  • Principles-level economics as needed. 


Required qualifications are 1) a completed master’s degree in economics (Ph.D. preferred, and ABD candidates will also be considered) or closely related field including, but not limited to, statistics, math, computer science, operations research, demography, political science or psychology, 2) data science expertise, and 3) the potential for excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. 


Application materials consist of 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae or resume, 3), a brief narrative that describes a data project undertaken by the candidate, and 4) a narrative that describes teaching, training, or development delivered by the candidate for an institution or workplace. Cover letters, curriculum vitae or resume, and narratives must be attached to the electronic application. Names and contact information of references should be included in the application form. 

Only applications submitted before November 15 can be assured full consideration. For general employment information, go to https://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/

Company Background

UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. Our mission is to transform and improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally. Learn more about how we live our mission here


The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. 


The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), an AACSB accredited institution, is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, a metropolitan area with an MSA population of approximately 1 million. Omaha is home to nine Fortune 1000 firms and has a strong business environment. UNO offers about 200 programs of study to approximately 15,000 students. Despite its size, small classes are the norm. Additional information about the economics and business/data analytics programs and UNO can be found at: https://www.unomaha.edu