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Assistant/Associate Professor in AI Augmented Systems -- CIS Department, Georgia State University

  • 1.  Assistant/Associate Professor in AI Augmented Systems -- CIS Department, Georgia State University

    Posted 18 days ago

    Georgia State University (GSU) is creating a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Augmented Systems Program to develop GSU as a center for excellence in the areas of AI augmented decision-making, collaboration, and digital transformation. As part of the University's Next Generation Program, this program seeks to recruit multiple faculty members into several departments with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests related to AI Augmented Systems.

    This advertisement is for a tenure-track or tenured position in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department in the Robinson College of Business (http://cis.robinson.gsu.edu/). The position is open to candidates with an established publication record, who can be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered for tenure on appointment. The CIS Department is consistently ranked as a top department both in terms of its programs and research. For example, the department's undergraduate program was recently ranked # 8 and its graduate program was ranked # 11 in the nation by US News & World Report. Additionally, the department consistently ranks among the best in the world in terms of research productivity based on publications in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

     Applicants must have technical, managerial, and methodological expertise related to AI Augmented Systems (e.g., design of AI systems to augment human decision-making; digital transformation of organizations by leveraging AI; economic and social impacts of AI Augmented Systems; analysis of the pragmatic, ethical, and societal implications of AI Augmented Systems). Given the cross-disciplinary nature of AI Augmented Systems, they must have the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. They must have an established record of scholarship that has strong momentum toward publications in premier scholarly journals in information systems as well as in widely regarded premier journals of other business and related disciplines. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in an AI related discipline (e.g., information systems, computer science, or related disciplines) from a nationally accredited university or international equivalent. Ideal candidates will possess strong understanding of AI technologies and how they can be effectively developed and deployed in different application domains. In addition, they will have expertise in theory development and cutting-edge methodologies. They will also have complementary skills to current faculty so as to contribute to the research environment, enhance the quality of the Ph.D. program, and add to the teaching capabilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Applicants should register with http://academicjobsonline.org/ (the registration is free), refer to posting https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20482 and upload their (1) curriculum vita, (2) statements of research and teaching interests, (3) sample of three most recent publications or working papers, and (4) evidence of teaching performance.

    Questions about the position can be directed to:

    Next Gen Faculty Search Committee Chair (AI)
    Department of Computer Information Systems
    Robinson College of Business
    P.O. Box 4015
    Atlanta, GA 30302-4015
    Email: CISTTHire@gsu.edu

    ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

    GSU is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. It is the largest university in Georgia with more than 50,000 students enrolled continues to lead the state and nation in graduating economically and racially diverse students on-time and at a reasonable cost. Pell-eligible students, many of whom are first-generation college students, currently represent 58% of the University's undergraduate student population, ranking first among all national universities in the percent of Pell students that it enrolls.

     GSU confers more bachelor's degrees to African Americans than any other non-profit college or university in the United States. Georgia State has eliminated achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity or income. For the last four years, GSU has been the only national university at which Black, Hispanic, first-generation and low-income students graduated at rates at or above the rate of the student body overall. As a result of these efforts, in May 2018, The New York Times ran a feature article on Georgia State, calling the institution "an engine of social mobility." U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia State as the 3rd Most Innovative University in the Country.

     Based on data from diverseeducation.com, the Computer Science and CIS Departments ranked 4th nationally to African Americans and 14th to Asian Americans conferring undergraduate degrees in information systems (IS) and computer science.

     With more than 8,000 students and 170 faculty members, RCB is one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the country. According to Standard & Poor's, more Georgia executives hold graduate degrees from Robinson and Georgia State than from any other school in the nation. The college is highly ranked: according to the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking, Robinson's research productivity makes us #1 in Georgia and #4 in the Southeast. Its flagship part-time MBA is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is considered by Financial Times to be one of the world's premier programs.

     Using its current strategic plan, Advancing Vision 2020, as a guide, Robinson is extending its perspectives and competencies into new areas – computer science, statistics, engineering, science and technology – and integrating them into the core activities of the business school. Students now connect these analytical skills with business concepts in newly developed immersive experiences that allow them to adapt to and innovate in rapidly changing environments. These strategic investments and initiatives have advanced the college towards its vision of faculty and students creatively designing implementable strategies that address real-world challenges and transform industry partners that impact industry, Atlanta and the world in positive ways.

    Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled.  The position is contingent on University budget approval. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

    The successful applicant will join a department of faculty and staff who are committed to innovative teaching; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.



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    Arun Rai
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta GA
    (404) 413-7857
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