Assistant or Associate Professor of Information Systems
Georgia Southern University - Georgia

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University System of Georgia

Assistant/Associate Professor of Information Systems -Search #65403

Department of Information Systems

College of Business Administration

Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems in the College of Business Administration (COBA). Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country in the U.S. News & World Report . Academic programs are organized within eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.

A residential university with a fall 2012 enrollment of more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and more than 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.

The more than 700 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department of Information Systems offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. Information Systems majors may choose specialties in accounting information systems, business intelligence, electronic commerce, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise security, or logistics information systems. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the department’s goal of achieving national distinction and must also be willing to interact with students through activities such as mentoring and collaborative research. Beyond the undergraduate degree, departmental faculty members participate in the delivery of the department’s online graduate ERP certificate as well as COBA’s MBA, Master of Accounting (traditional and online), WebMBA, and Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs.

The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Information Systems, is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2013, and has a competitive salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. Faculty are expected to be teacher/scholars with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, engage in productive discipline-related scholarship, be committed to professional service, be technologically literate and have a commitment to using technology in teaching and scholarship, and have experience with, or interest in, working in diverse academic and professional communities. The ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University is also expected.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Information Systems (Tenure-Track)—Search #65403

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or DBA in Information Systems or closely related discipline from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school/college by August 1, 2013;
  • University-level teaching experience and evidence (e.g., student evaluations) of above-average teaching ability;
  • Evidence (e.g., statement of research interests, samples of published work) of the ability to develop and implement a research agenda;
  • Willingness to teach via web-based instruction;
  • AACSB Academically Qualified at time of hire.
For appointment at the associate professor rank, a minimum of 4 years full-time university-level teaching experience at the rank of assistant professor is required, along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:

Areas of Specialization: At least two of the following areas: enterprise systems, business intelligence/analytics, application development/programming, data communications, database systems, systems analysis and design, project management.
  • University-level teaching experience in two or more of the areas listed above;
  • An interest in and ability to teach the department’s more technically-focused courses;
  • A record of publication and scholarship commensurate with the ability to contribute to the IS minor in the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain management;
  • Experience working with a diverse student body;
  • Experience teaching via web-based instruction.
Application Procedure

Screening of applications begins March 15, 2013 , and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013 . A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent as an email attachment in either Word or PDF format to Ms. Donna Orme, Administrative Secretary, , 912-478-4747. Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Thomas Case, Professor of Information Systems & Search Chair -Search #65403, .

More information about the institution is available through . Additional information about the department is available through .

Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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Contract Period:
9 months

CIP Discipline Code:
Computer Information Sciences, General
Computer And Information Systems Security/Information Assurance

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