Instructional Assistant Professor - Computer Information Systems - (FAC001622)



The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program in the Information and Logistics Technology (ILT) Department of the College of Technology at the University of Houston is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month academic year appointment in the role of a non-tenure track Instructional Assistnat Professor. The anticipated start date of the position is September 1, 2021.

The College of Technology is the fourth largest college at the University of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we are looking for a highly passionate teacher who is committed to student success with outstanding academic credentials that demonstrate the ability to teach relevant CIS courses and work with faculty and staff to maintain ABET accreditation. Academic responsibilities of Instructional Faculty include teaching and mentoring students along with assisting in the ongoing revision of current courses and the development of new undergraduate and graduate courses. The position also is responsible for service at the program, departmental, college, and university level. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.

The CIS program is accredited by the Computing Accrediting Commission of ABET and focuses on computing technologies to solve business problems. The program, with thirteen full-time faculty has doubled to over 1,150 majors in the past five years and is currently the largest undergraduate program in the College of Technology. Graduates enjoy immediate recognition by industry in career paths that include software systems development and administration, database administration, project management, e-commerce, and network administration. Graduates of the CIS program often elect to pursue the MS in Information Systems Security in the department or other relevant graduate degrees. The faculty is working on developing a track, certificate, and graduate degree in the Data Science area within the next 1-3 years. Additional information about the CIS program can be found at: http://uh.edu/cot/cis

The University of Houston is one of the most diverse research universities in the nation serving one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the nation. As such, the University of Houston values a faculty comprised of a diverse community of scholars and teachers. Houston is a major metropolitan area with a robust economy, excellent schools, the Texas Medical Center, and exciting cultural diversity.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

A PhD is required in an area of study related to one or more of these content areas:

  • Enterprise information system development and administration
  • Database and data analytics systems infrastructure
  • Dev Ops and Cloud Computing
  • Information systems security


The ideal candidates will have extensive corporate/industry experience in Computer Information Systems or a closely related field and prior teaching experience at the university or college level.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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