Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Management Information Systems


Position Details

Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Position's Functional Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Management Information Systems Position Start Date 08/17/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

The Division of Accounting, Finance, MIS, and Economics in the College of Business at Governors State University seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Management Information Systems beginning in August 2021.

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Analytics and Management Information Systems. Teaching may include coursework in Business Analytics, Data Visualization, Database, Spreadsheet Analysis, Predictive Analytics, and other courses in the MS in Business Analytics program and undergraduate MIS concentration, as well as other MIS courses such as Management information Systems. The candidate should also be proficient in coding, SQL, spreadsheet, and data analysis.

We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, interest in non-traditional and diverse student populations, ability or interest in teaching high quality remote or online courses, a collegial approach to working with colleagues, interest in continuing professional development in innovative areas related to analytics, interest in developing curriculum, evidence or a potential for distinguished scholarship consistent with tenure-track and AACSB expectations for Scholarly Academic faculty, and evidence or potential for substantive professional and university service.

Governors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

The AACSB -accredited College of Business provides an accessible, high quality education to a diverse student body primarily from the Chicago metropolitan area. We actively engage in research and service, which impact the business and academic community and society.
We empower our students with the knowledge, skills and ethical perspectives needed to succeed in a technologically sophisticated global society. We value excellence, continuous improvement, diversity, and accountability.

GSU is especially interested in candidates who share our values of inclusiveness and diversity to better serve our students. As a Minority Serving Institution and an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, GSU has been selected to participate in the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative ( ILEA ), and is committed to achieving equity and inclusive excellence by building internal capacity to address inequities in student outcomes and eliminating equity gaps, and by implementing evidence-based interventions for improving student learning and success.

GSU has recently established a Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator ( SCICBI ), led by the College of Business. The center will utilize GSU faculty expertise and its existing partners in both public and private sectors, the SCICBI will provide faculty consulting and employee training to businesses in the supply chain and logistics sector, certificate training for employees in these companies, and also co-working space and mentorship opportunities to startups and entrepreneurs in the supply chain and related sectors.

Please visit www.govst.edu/ COB for more information about the programs and courses offered for undergraduates and graduates.

Interested individuals are invited to complete an application and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and list of three references with their contact information.

Minimum Qualifications

-PhD or DBA in Information Systems or a related area from an AACSB accredited school. ABD will be considered if the doctoral degree is completed by position start date.
-Ability to teach introductory and advanced coursework in business analytics and MIS for both undergraduate and graduate students.
-Ability to write and publish in professional or academic journals.
- Interest in developing and teaching online courses
- Applicant must meet AACSB standards for scholarship as “Scholarly Academic (SA)”.

Preferred Qualifications

-PhD or DBA in Information Systems from an AACSB accredited school.
-Experience teaching introductory and advanced coursework in business analytics and MIS in both undergraduate and graduate students.
-Teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
-Experience teaching online courses.
-Professional experience or certifications.
- Knowledge of AACSB accreditation requirements.

Posting Date 11/09/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number FA0371P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/5502 Employee ID Department Placeholder Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals are invited to complete an application and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and list of three references with their contact information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research Documents
  3. Certification/Professional License
  4. Other
  5. Other2
  6. Other3


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