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Position Announcement: Full or Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas

  • 1.  Position Announcement: Full or Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas

    Posted 06-11-2024 19:54

    The Information Systems (ISYS) department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, invites applications for the tenure-track position at full or associate professor level, starting Fall 2025. The faculty member will be expected to conduct high-quality research suitable for publication in top-tier journals, assume leadership roles within the department and college, and teach three courses per year (the normal annual teaching load is three courses for all research-active faculty). The courses taught could be a mix of graduate (including doctoral) and undergraduate courses, and a mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed. A successful candidate is expected to contribute to enhancing the reputation and work environment of the ISYS Department and the Walton College.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with the potential for an endowed professorship; benefits are competitive. To enhance educational diversity, the University of Arkansas seeks to include and integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics, such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and intellectual perspective. We value industry experience and publications in leading information systems and Financial Times 50 journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, and Journal of AIS.

    Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

    Minimum qualifications: 

    §  A Ph.D. in Information Systems or a closely related field

    §  A research, teaching, and service record suitable for tenure at the appropriate level

    §  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    §  Willingness to take on leadership roles to support the department

    Preferred qualifications:

    §  An outstanding record of publication in top-tier journals, with a strong, high-quality research program

    §  Demonstrated excellence in the classroom at undergraduate and graduate levels

    §  Demonstrated collegiality and teamwork

    §  Prior experience in departmental or college leadership roles

    The Information Systems Department: The department has thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members (including four professors who hold positions with endowments and three distinguished professors), in addition to ten teaching/clinical faculty members, seven full-time instructors, and several part-time instructors.

    The department is ranked in the top 5 departments in the world in the AIS-8 journals for the last 5-year period (2019-2023). Faculty research interests are diverse and include behavioral research (management, adoption, use, and impacts of technology and digitalization at individual, organizational, or societal levels) and economics-oriented research (financial impacts of IT, usually based on extensive panel data). Additionally, the departmental faculty is – to the best of our knowledge – the only department in the world to include two AIS LEO award winners, a Decision Sciences Institute Lifetime Distinguished Educator, an IEEE Fellow, four AIS Fellows, two recipients of the AIS/SIGMIS doctoral dissertation award, and one recipient of the AIS Early Career Award. Faculty have received numerous other accolades from major professional societies and have held major editorial and leadership positions. The undergraduate program ranked 16th on U.S. News & World Report 2022 "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" in Management Information Systems.

    The Information Systems Department has an active research-oriented Ph.D. program, a Master of Information Systems program, Master of Applied Business Analytics program, Master of Healthcare Business Analytics program, Graduate Certificates, and a BSBA major in Information Systems. Our faculty teach courses in enterprise resource planning (ERP), blockchain, database, business analytics, and cybersecurity, and analysis and design.

    The department has a world-class Enterprise Systems program that gives our students experience with industrial-strength technology systems and enterprise-level databases, thanks to more than $200 Million in gifts from our technology platform partners, including Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata. Enterprise Systems also hosts several databases, including Acxiom, Dillard's, Nielsen, Tyson Foods, and Sam's Club, and receives support from prominent companies such as ConocoPhillips, J. B. Hunt Transport, SAS, Tyson Foods, and Walmart.

    The Sam M. Walton College of Business: The Sam M. Walton College of Business promotes the values of being "EPIC" (reflecting Excellence, Professionalism, Innovation and Collegiality). The Walton College has nearly 9,000 students and an innovative cross-functional business core program that focuses on business processes, and several new cross-disciplinary minors and concentrations. The College has consistently been ranked among the nation's top 25 public undergraduate business schools since 2005, according to U.S. News and World Report.

    The University of Arkansas: The flagship campus of the University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of more than 32,000 students. It recently completed a successful capital campaign that raised about $1.45 billion. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research, and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

    Location: The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville offers high quality of life, a mild climate, excellent health care, a variety of restaurants, a cost-of-living index of 92.9, and is minutes from lakes and rivers for fishing, swimming, and boating. Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared offer a rich variety of Broadway, symphony, dance, jazz, and other performances and special events. US News consistently ranks Fayetteville among the 10 best places to live in the U.S., with the most recent ranking (2023) of #10. Fayetteville is a city of approximately 85,000 with a regional (Northwest Arkansas) population of about 535,000. Northwest Arkansas has one of the highest growth rates in the U.S. and was ranked 40th among the "best places for Business and Careers" by Forbes in 2023. Several Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Northwest Arkansas, including Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transportation.



    Shaila Miranda, Ph.D.
    Professor and Department Chair, Information Systems
    Sam M. Walton College of Business
    University of Arkansas