Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Instructional Faculty - Full Time
College of Business
100330 - College of Business-Instruction
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About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with
ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution
with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that
lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for
students, faculty and staff. The student body includes
approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students,
with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national
recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on
maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative
James Madison University's Department of Computer Information
Systems and Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN) is seeking an Assistant
Professor for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2023.
About the Department: The Department of CIS & BSAN is an academic
unit within the College of Business and has 25 full-time faculty
members, over 600 CIS majors, 100 CIS minors and more than 30
business analytics minors. The department offers rigorous
curriculum spanning application development, information
architecture, database management, cybersecurity, networking,
business analytics, consulting, and systems analysis and design.
Additionally, the Department supports the College by providing core
business classes in information systems, business analytics, and
operations management. The Department places a primary emphasis on
its undergraduate programs with active learning, hands-on projects,
laboratory exercises, case analyses, and engaging classroom
experiences designed to prepare graduates to work independently and
in team-oriented environments. The CIS program is one of 10 CIS
programs in the country accredited by both AACSB and ABET.
In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education,
departmental faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of
the College's Executive Leadership MBA, Innovation MBA and
Information Security MBA programs. Outside the academic community,
faculty members maintain strong connections with the consulting
industry in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Richmond and
interact regularly with members of the department's Executive
About the College: The AACSB-accredited College of Business
includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs.
Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the
College had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business
schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business
program ranking. In 2018, the Information Security MBA was
recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information
Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review's list of
the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for
Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business
Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, and other programs focused
on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very
successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations
including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company,
Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage
with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are
collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has
approximately 4,100 students in its AACSB programs and is highly
regarded across the JMU campus community.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates should be capable of teaching information systems
courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and of performing
scholarly work resulting in publications in quality peer-reviewed
journals. The successful candidate will be expected to
substantively engage in academic and community service for the
department, college, university, and the profession. The department
fosters a collegial and collaborative team environment that
supports student success and faculty development and growth.
Normal course load is 3 courses per semester.
- A PhD in information systems, computer science, information
technology, cybersecurity or any closely related field is required
by the end of the first semester of appointment.
- Demonstrated evidence of the following is required: teaching
effectiveness, constructive communication skills, and a commitment
to quality scholarly research in IS and related disciplines.
- Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching,
scholarly work or industry experience spans technological,
consulting and managerial areas.
- The department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
their research, teaching, and/or service.
- Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate interest
or have successful experience teaching in two or more of these
areas: cybersecurity, introduction to information systems, advanced
database administration, application development, and programming
(Python, C#, or Java).
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required
to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity
and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison
University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work
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We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students,
faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these
qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education
in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in
candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing
commitment to this core quality.
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Additional Posting Information
Candidates interested in faculty positions at the University must
complete the online employment application in the JMU JobLink
system and upload the following documents through the site:
- Cover letter which describes expression of interest in the
position, teaching philosophy, and research interests
- Curriculum vita
- Names and contact information for three professional
- Statement of Inclusive Excellence that addresses professional
actions, experiences and/or efforts related to diversity, equity,
inclusion, and/or justice within their scholarly and/or teaching
activities. The goal of this statement is to ensure applicants have
a focus on inclusivity within their scholarly and/or teaching
activities. Applicant statements must not focus on their personal
values and personal experiences but must focus on their actions and
experiences as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion and/or
Incomplete applications or applications submitted through email or
postal mail will not be considered. Additional materials may be
requested later in the search process. The position is effective
August of 2023.
For search-related questions, candidates may contact Dr. Amy
Connolly, Chair of the Search Committee, by email at
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