UMBC University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Information Systems Department invites applications for two Lecturer or Professor of the Practice positions with a start date of spring semester 2020 or fall semester 2020.

The successful candidates are expected to be actively involved with teaching and advising the Department's undergraduate students. These candidates will have experience in multiple areas of teaching that are relevant to our discipline, to include technical, programming and/or management courses. The IS Department is multi-disciplinary, placing a strong emphasis on the theory and application of information systems. At a minimum, candidates must have earned a MS in a relevant area. There is a pathway for promotion at UMBC from Lecturer, to Sr. Lecturer to Principal Lecturer. Candidates with an earned Ph.D. and significant industrial or governmental background are encouraged to apply and may be appointed to the position as a Professor of the Practice. Both positions come with full benefits (https://hr.umbc.edu/)

The department offers a wide variety of courses at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels, and has one of the highest IS enrollments in the USA The IS Department offers a BS in Information Systems and a BA in Business Technology Administration. For details on our programs, please go to our web site https://informationsystems.umbc.edu.

According to the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 12th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding faculty in their educational mission with regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, for the ninth year in a row.

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). 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 also has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female.

Electronic submission of application is required at http://apply.interfolio.com/70446. All applications must be submitted as PDF files. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all 5 of the following materials are received: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, 4) statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and 5) the contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists). For inquiries, please contact the Search Chair at [email protected] Review of applications will begin November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to the availability of funds.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Multiple Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for three open rank tenure-track faculty positions starting August 2020. Successful candidates will complement and extend our current strengths in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, Health Information Technology, and Software Engineering. Candidates with research interests cross-cutting multiple areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong candidates with a research emphasis in other areas may also be considered. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related fields no later than August 2020.

All candidates are expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; they are expected to contribute to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department effectively. Candidates are expected 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 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.

The Department has 30 full-time faculty and over 1,600 students, including over 70 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 three 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.

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 also has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female.

For full consideration, applications for the positions must be submitted as PDF files via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69677 by December 15, 2019.

A complete submission will consist of:

1) Cover letter

2) CV

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 [email protected] of applications will begin in December, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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UMBC University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for a Lecturer/Professor of the Practice position with the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems with a start date of spring semester 2020 or fall semester 2020.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate is expected to be primarily involved with the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems. The candidate will primarily participate in teaching in the Online IS MS program. The candidate will also participate in additional activities supporting the program including advising, retention, curriculum development, and course design activities. The Online Master of Science in Information Systems is a top-ranked program whose curriculum reflects the evolving needs of the technology industry. Core courses explore Management Information Systems, Networks, Databases, and Structured Systems Analysis and Design. Elective courses allow students to dig deeper into various technology topics. For details on our course offerings, please visit our web site at: http://onlinems.umbc.edu/. The IS Department is multi-disciplinary, placing a strong emphasis on the theory and application of information systems. Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Candidates must have a PhD Degree in a relevant area
  • Experience with online teaching is recommended, but not required
  • Student advising experience is helpful, but not required
  • Applicants to the Professor of the Practice rank are expected to have industrial or governmental experience that allows them to offer unique perspectives to students

INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). According to the 2019 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 8th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. To continue to support this goal of excellence in education, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding UMBC faculty in their educational mission with faculty learning communities, regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, for the ninth year in a row.

Diversity is a core value of UMBC and we believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. 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. The IS department has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female. To learn more about faculty diversity experiences at UMBC see https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu. Members of under-represented groups including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic submission of applications is required at http://apply.interfolio.com/71318. All applications must be submitted as PDF files. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all five of the following materials are received:

1) cover letter,

2) Curriculum Vitae,

3) one-page statement of teaching interests,

4) one-page diversity and inclusion statement, and

5) names and contact information of at least three references.

For inquiries, please send email to [email protected] Review of applications will begin December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to the availability of funds. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by this date.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.