Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Information Systems
Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position starting August 2021. Successful candidates will complement and extend our current strengths. More information about research interests of our faculty can be found at https://informationsystems.umbc.edu/home/research/areas-of-research/. Candidates with research interests cross-cutting multiple areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have earned a PhD in related fields no later than August 2021.
The Department has 33 full-time faculty and over 1,600 students, including over 80 PhD students. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Business Technology Administration. Graduate degree programs, MS and PhD, are offered in both Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing, including an innovative online MS program in IS. In addition, the Department houses the Master’s in Health Information Technology, which is a professional degree program. Our faculty are actively engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research within and across departments and institutions, and four of our current faculty have received NSF CAREER awards. Further details can be found at https://informationsystems.umbc.edu/.
UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we are one of the most innovative universities in the nation (US News). To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center provides excellent support such as classroom observation, collection and analysis of student feedback as well as regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. UMBC’s strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many high-tech companies as well. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as one of the best colleges to work for, for the ninth year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply committed to the success of all of our faculty. We have various mentoring programs such as “launch committees” to offer regular and structured mentorship for faculty to develop a thriving and successful research program and the Eminent Scholar mentoring program to build relationships with leaders in the field beyond UMBC. The campus is close to both energetic urban centers and family-friendly suburbs. Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott City have been routinely ranked as top 10 best places to live in the US.
Candidates are expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program and contribute to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department effectively. We expect candidates to be innovative in terms of pedagogical methods, course content, and curriculum development, and be committed to advising, mentoring and supporting student success. All candidates should have experience in – or have the potential for – building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. Candidates for the Associate and Full Professor rank should also demonstrate a track record of inclusive excellence. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank should also have a strong record of research, teaching, service, and a sustained externally-funded research program. Candidates for the Full Professor rank should also demonstrate leadership in their field, hold an excellent academic record, and show a history of securing external funds for multiple sizable research projects. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been under-represented in the professoriate.
We especially welcome applications from candidates who are willing to contribute to the diversity mission of the university and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs. Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of African American undergraduates who go on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. and #2 nationally for African American undergraduates who complete a STEM Ph.D.
The IS department is proud to support a diverse student and faculty body in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity. The IS faculty has a culture of inclusiveness of excellence, demonstrated by both academic research such as community engaged scholarship, research on improving accessibility of technology to disabled, as well as efforts to address diversity issues in STEM such as CWIT scholar program and starting a regional chapter of Women in Data Science and Machine Learning. More than half of the leadership positions in the department including the chair are currently held by women faculty.
Applications for the positions must be submitted as PDF files via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/81030. Review of applications will start in December 2020 but will continue until positions are filled. All interviews will be conducted online but applicants are welcome to talk to IS faculty to learn about Baltimore and the surrounding area.
A complete submission will consist of:
1) Cover letter
3) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
4) Two-page statement of research interests.
5) One-page statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
6) Names and contact information of at least three references. Letters will be required later for short-listed candidates.
Candidates’ experience will be evaluated commensurate to the rank to which they are applying. For inquiries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An informational webinar will be also held in late November or early December. If you are interested in the webinar, please register at https://forms.gle/CmugCMfPdnPRoT386. Review of applications will begin in December, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please apply by January 15, 2021.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.
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