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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - MIS (T/TE) (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - MIS (T/TE) (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)
Department Management Information Systems (3010)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: the ‘Contact Information for Candidates’ section below has been updated.

The University of Arizona Management Information Systems (MIS) Department is recruiting for two tenure track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor for the 2018/2019 academic year.

With a strong national and international reputation as an agile, innovative, and research oriented department, MIS is well poised to meet the challenge of serving the evolving research, learning, service, and teaching needs of a premier 21st century discipline.

The MIS Department is one of the six academic departments in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Founded in 1974, the department was a pioneer in defining and advancing the field of Information Systems. Since its inception, the MIS Department has made outstanding contributions to the field, both by creating relevant and impactful research and by offering leading edge educational programs. The department has well-established and highly successful research centers that have generated over $100M in funded research projects since the 1980’s. MIS faculty members have also been successful with technology transfer initiatives through successful commercialization of their research. The department has been ranked in the top 5 in the field of information systems for over 30 years.

The MIS Department offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs in MIS. Over 5,000 students, including 250 PhD students, have graduated from these programs. US News & World Report currently ranks the undergraduate program #3 and the MS program #4 among all universities. The MIS Department is also home to multiple research centers including the Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Center for the Management of Information, and the INSITE Business Intelligence and Analytics Center.

The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The Eller College of Management and the MIS Department are committed to the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic approach to campus diversity.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties & Responsibilities

The MIS Department is seeking colleagues who will actively contribute to the intellectual environment in our department through research, teaching, and service.

Successful candidates are expected to conduct research leading to high quality publications. The department has a long history of extramural funding and the expectation is that the applicant will contribute on that dimension. The appointees will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in traditional and online classrooms, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The appointees will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental/college/university service.

One of the two positions is to support a program in healthcare management. The successful candidate for the healthcare position will have a research focus in the broad area of digital health and be expected to teach graduate courses in health information technology.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Hold a PhD in Management Information Systems or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in respected peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Evidence of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Evidence of strong research skills and commitment to quality education.

In addition, applicants for an associate level position are required to show:

  • An active research agenda and a record of research excellence as evidenced by publications in top academic journals
  • A demonstrated excellent teaching record at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Experience with online programs, MBA, executive education programs, and/or doctoral education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding research and teaching capabilities that align well with the MIS department’s various areas of research and teaching.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Depends on Experience
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21083
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dawn Bishop

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Open Date 08/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/14/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Applications will be considered confidential. References will only be requested for top candidates after interviews.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems or a related field; OR, will you prior to the start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents