The Department of Management Information Systems in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2023. 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/). This is in addition to the other Assistant/Associate tenure-track position(s) in Information Systems we have just posted.
The complete position posting, which includes additional information on the position, our department, the college, and the university follows:
The Department of Management Information Systems in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2023. The position will begin in the fall semester of 2023, with an anticipated employment start date of August 1, 2023. 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/).
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 potential to establish a successful record of scholarly research, as evidenced by copies of published articles or submitted manuscripts to top-tier Information Systems journals, and working papers targeted for publication in top-tier IS journals. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching is also desirable. Applicants' research agenda should include topics related to ethics and Human-AI interactions, AI interfaces, or the future of work (including labor markets and broader economic impacts).
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. 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. Additional information about Promotion & Tenure guidelines for the Terry College of Business can be found at https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Business_2015.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, AIS Leo Award winners, and an INFORMS Information Systems Society 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). 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/277047 by October 15, 2022 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. No additional materials will be considered. Applications submitted in other ways will not be considered. We will be conducting initial interviews over Skype or Zoom. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Elena Karahanna (email@example.com) with the subject line "MIS Faculty Position".
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.