Assistant Professor - Department of Information Systems
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Western Kentucky University

Assistant Professor

Department of Information Systems


The Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University seeks a talented, self-motivated individual to serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems. This position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment beginning fall, 2013.

Position Description

The successful candidate will be actively involved in teaching, research, and service and will be part of a very active and collegial faculty team. The department currently provides three degree programs: Business Informatics, Computer Information Technology, and Systems Management. We also offer a minor in CIS and offer information systems service courses (undergraduate and graduate) for the business college. The primary teaching duties for this candidate will be teaching in the Business Informatics program as well as supporting our service functions.

The needs of this position require that the candidate has demonstrable technical/computing expertise, relevant work experience, and experience teaching in the areas or Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and/or Data Warehousing. As the department is a leader in distance education, outreach programs (via instructional television), and online class delivery the candidate should also have demonstrated experience in these pedagogical approaches.

In addition to teaching, the successful individual is expected to be active in research, IS program and course development, university service, and student mentoring. We seek candidates interested in working in a collaborative environment to educate our students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, technology-driven society.


  • Hold a Ph.D. or DBA in Information Systems or a closely related (computing) field at time of appointment
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency
  • Regular scholarly publishing
  • Demonstrated teaching experience – including online, ITV and/or other distance modalities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Collegiality and demonstrated teamwork ability
Rank and Salary

This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary is commensurate with education and academic experience.

The University

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, KY and is a comprehensive institution with over 20,000 students. Bowling Green is a vibrant community of approx. 60,000 and is a commercial, health, and educational hub for the region. WKU is conveniently located just 50 miles from the metro Nashville, TN area.

Application Procedure

Send letter of application, vita, official transcript(s), and three (3) letters of recommendation to:

Ray Blankenship, Search Committee Chair

Department of Information Systems

Gordon Ford College of Business

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd., Grise Hall 221

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1058



Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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