Chair, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods #202117FAC

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Texas State University invites applicants for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods in the McCoy College of Business Administration. The department offers a bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems and the following two master programs: master of science in data analytics and information systems and master of science in accounting and information technology.

Texas State’s San Marcos campus is located in a growing community along I-35 corridor spanning Austin-San Antonio area. With its strategic location in the heart of the innovation ecosystem in the region, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. Additional information about the university and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at

Reporting to the Dean, department chairs are the chief executives of their departments and are responsible for the implementation of the university, college, and department policies and for the development, coordination, and administration of all academic programs and activities within their departments. As representatives of their departments, chairs articulate program aspirations to constituents inside and outside the university community, develop and implement strategic goals, promote research excellence, and provide collaborative leadership in the College. Dynamic leadership, clear communication, strong interpersonal skills, and a keen strategic vision are crucial characteristics required for success.

Drawing on the assistance and advice of the faculty and staff, the chair has the lead responsibility for the administration of the department, including preparing and managing the budget to achieve departmental goals. In addition, the chair is responsible for teaching schedules, recruitment of new faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance, support for grant and external development opportunities, student advising and formulation and implementation of strategic plans and policies. For more information on the responsibilities and role of the department chair at Texas State, please visit: All positions are subject to availability of funds.

The department is particularly interested in recruiting an individual who can embrace and enhance the vision of a diverse, collegial, and productive academic environment. Successful applicants for department chair will have the following qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or D.B.A.) in information systems, information technology, management information systems, business analytics, information science, computer science, management science, operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, decision sciences, or statistics
  • A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with appointment at the associate professor or professor level in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods.
  • The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated effective administrative skills/experience in managing the operations of an academic department in a University.
  • A nationally/internationally recognized scholarship with publications in top computer information systems, quantitative methods, and related discipline journals.
  • Effective teaching experience at all levels, including developing and growing traditional and online graduate programs in the fields related to computer information systems and quantitative methods.
  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • Demonstrated student success focused initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership and experiences in building alliances and/or partnerships across the college, university, and academic and business communities.
  • Experience writing and administering external grants.
  • Terminal degree and/or work experience from AACSB-accredited school of business.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by December 1, 2020:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • An application letter describing how you meet the various required and preferred qualifications; and
  • Names of three references including address, telephone, and e-mail (references will be contacted only for finalists).

The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Ruby Kishan, chair of the Search Committee, at Please indicate “CIS&QM Chair Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.