Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Company: University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 21.DEC.2018


Position Information **Posting Number** F461P **Quick Link for Posting** **Working Title** Assistant Professor of Information Systems **...


Position Information

**Posting Number** F461P

**Quick Link for Posting**

**Working Title** Assistant Professor of Information Systems

**Department** Information Systems

**About the University**

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation?s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation?s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

**About the College/Department**

Sam M. Walton College of Business: The Sam M. Walton College of Business has more than 6,000 students. The Walton College has an innovative cross-functional business core program that focuses on business processes, and several new cross-disciplinary minors and concentrations. The University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of more than 27,000 students. Following a successful recent $1 billion capital campaign, the university is in the process to launching another such campaign. The Walton College has consistently been ranked among the nation?s top 25 public undergraduate business schools since 2005, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Information Systems Department: The department has thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members, including five professors who hold positions with endowments, in addition to three clinical faculty members, a full-time executive in residence, and several instructors. The department has been ranked consistently in the top-5 among business schools for publication activity in top information systems journals. Faculty research interests include: technology adoption and impacts; big data and analytics; privacy, security, and ethics; IS strategy, investments and value; digital transformation and impact; social networks; information technology in healthcare; enterprise systems; software development, decision support; mobile computing; blockchain; e-commerce; and IT personnel, training and education. The Information Systems Department has an active research-oriented Ph.D. program, a Master of Information Systems program, Graduate Certificate, and aBSBAmajor in Information Systems. The department has a world-class Enterprise Systems Program that gives our students experience with industrial-strength technology systems, thanks to more than $170 Million in gifts from our technology platform partners-IBM, Microsoft,SAPand Teradata. Enterprise Systems also hosts a number of databases including Acxiom, Dillard?s, Nielsen, Tyson Foods and Sam?s Club and receives support from prominent companies such as J. B. Hunt, Tyson Foods and Walmart.

**Department Home Page**

**Job Type** Faculty

**Faculty Status** Tenure Track

**Appointment Percent** 100

**Benefits Eligible** Yes

**Salary** Commensurate with education and experience

**Campus, Office Location** Fayetteville Campus - Walton College of Business

**Summary of Job Duties**

The Sam M. Walton College of Business invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to teach in the Information Systems department to begin August 2019. The Assistant Professor is expected conduct research suitable for publication in top tier journals and to teach three courses per year for the first three years (which could all be taught in one semester depending on the individual?s preference and departmental needs), and four classes each year thereafter. The courses taught could be a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses, and a mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits are competitive. In order to enhance educational diversity, the University of Arkansas seeks to include and integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and intellectual perspective.

**Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.**

+ Applicants must be Scholarly Academic perAACSBaccreditation standards which includes completion of a doctorate in information systems or a closely related field, prior to the position start date, from a nationally or internationally accredited university

+ Candidates should demonstrate clear promise of research potential based on the quality of their research and their ability to publish in top-tier journals

+ Candidates should also demonstrate promise of such teaching excellence. Teaching a broad range of information systems course at various levels is important.

+ Some of the specialized areas in which our faculty members may be expected to teach include business analytics, enterprise resource planning, database, and blockchain enterprise systems

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Preference will be given to candidates who have documented excellence in research and teaching

+ Special consideration will be given to prior experience and expertise in teaching courses focused on data, analytics, enterprise systems, and blockchain

+ Preferred candidates have a demonstrated record of or interest in publishing in leading information systems journals, such asMISQ,ISR,JMISandJAIS

**Physical activities associated with this position**

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


+ Kneeling

+ Lifting

+ Pulling

+ Pushing

+ Reaching

+ Stooping


+ Feeling

+ Grasping

+ Sitting

+ Standing

+ Walking


+ Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

+ Hearing

+ Repetitive motion

+ Talking

_Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes._

**Types of Background Checks Required** National criminal background and registered sex offender check

**Pre-employment Screening Requirements**

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

**Future Open Date**

**Close Date**

**Open Until Filled** Yes

**Anticipated Start Date**

**Anticipated End Date**

**Recruitment Contact Information**

Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Varun Grover ()

_All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A?s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact._

**Special Instructions Summary**

All application materials must be uploaded before December 5, 2018 for full consideration. Applications should include a cover letter, CV (including a list of references), statement about research and teaching, evaluations (if any) and sample papers. Initial interviews will take place face to face at International Conference on Information Systems, 2018, or via video conference in early January 2019. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position..... click apply for full job details

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