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Tenure-track Senior Associate or Full Professor at the University of Georgia

  • 1.  Tenure-track Senior Associate or Full Professor at the University of Georgia

    Posted 10-28-2021 15:56
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    The Department of Management Information Systems in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Senior Associate or Full Professor position beginning August 2022.



    This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 new faculty to develop our research focus on AI and Data Science (https://provost.uga.edu/data_science_ai/). Appointment to an endowed chair is possible depending on qualifications of the successful candidate.



    Candidates' research agenda should include AI governance, broadly defined, to promote ethical AI design, use, and outcomes. This may include, but not limited to, addressing such issues as AI fairness, AI bias, AI accountability, AI transparency and explainability, AI trustworthiness, AI security and privacy risks, and AI policy, among others.



    The position is part of an inter-disciplinary cluster hiring initiative on social, philosophical, and ethical issues related to data science and AI. The cluster consists of faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The new hire will work collaboratively with MIS faculty who have related interests, with other faculty hired for the cluster, and with existing faculty in other departments and colleges to enhance UGA's reputation around ethical AI and towards grants (e.g., NSF) in this space. An interest in assuming a leadership role in the department within the first few years after appointment would be considered a plus.



    Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in information systems or a closely related discipline from an AACSB accredited institution or international equivalent. They must also have a demonstrated record of research excellence through top-tier publications in IS or related disciplines commensurate with rank. For information regarding the requirements for each faculty rank, please see the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure at https://provost.uga.edu/facultyaffairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf.



    The Management Information Systems Department is consistently ranked very highly nationally and internationally for both its programs and its scholarly productivity. Faculty hold editorial positions at the premier information systems journals, and current and emeritus faculty include multiple AIS Fellows and LEO Award winners and INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow. The department is quite diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, research traditions, topics of interest, and research approach, and includes 14 full-time tenure-track faculty and six full-time lecturers and senior lecturers.



    The Management Information Systems Department offers the following degrees: Ph.D., an online Master of Business & Technology, a BBA in MIS that includes areas of emphasis in data analytics and information security management, and a FinTech certificate. In addition, the Terry College of Business offers an on-campus MBA degree, an on-campus Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree, and off-campus Executive/Professional MBA degrees (in Atlanta).

    The University of Georgia is the State of Georgia's flagship university, located in historic Athens, sixty miles from Atlanta. Athens is well known for its quality of life including dining, entertainment and the arts, and outdoor activities. More information regarding the Terry College of Business and the Management Information Systems Department is available at www.terry.uga.edu.



    Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references (including email address) to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/226664 by December 1, 2021 to ensure full consideration. The department will reach out to your references at the appropriate time in the process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype or Zoom. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Elena Karahanna (ekarah@uga.edu) with the subject line "MIS Faculty Position".



    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central UGA HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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    Hani Safadi
    Assistant Professor
    The University of Georgia
    Athens GA
    (706) 873-1537
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