Professor of the Practice
UMBC University of Maryland Baltimore County
The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC welcomes applications for a Lecturer/Professor of the Practice position with the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems with a start date of fall semester 2021.
Our new colleague’s primary responsibility will be teaching in the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems. Our colleague will also participate in additional activities supporting the program including advising, student retention, curriculum development, and course design activities. The Online Master of Science in Information Systems is a top-ranked online program whose curriculum reflects the evolving needs of the technology industry. Core courses explore Management Information Systems, Networks, Databases, and Structured Systems Analysis and Design. Elective courses allow our students to dig deeper into various technology topics. For details on our course offerings, please visit our web site at: http://onlinems.umbc.edu/.
The IS Department is multi-disciplinary, placing a strong emphasis on the theory and application of information systems. The Online IS MS program offers three tracks: Data Science, Cybersecurity, and User Experience Design. All applicants should have a PhD Degree in a relevant area, especially one or more track areas. Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Experience with online teaching
- Student advising experience
- Instructional design training or experience
Applicants to the Professor of the Practice rank are expected to have industrial or governmental experience that allows them to offer unique perspectives to students.
INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). According to the 2019 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 8th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. To continue to support this goal of excellence in education, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding UMBC faculty in their educational mission with faculty learning communities, regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, for the ninth year in a row.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of UMBC and we believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. We especially welcome applications from individuals who will contribute to our department’s and university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. We have been recognized nationally for our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs and our ADVANCE Program. Reflecting these values, the IS department has a diverse student body, with 23% of our students identifying as under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty identify as female. To learn more about faculty diversity experiences at UMBC visit https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu. At UMBC, we also promote career-life balance, to learn more about our family-friendly policies, please visit https://careerlifebalance.umbc.edu/resources/.
Electronic submission of applications is required at https://apply.interfolio.com/82636.
. All applications must be submitted as PDF files. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all five of the following materials are received:
1) cover letter,
2) Curriculum Vitae,
3) one-page statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy and approach, especially for the online education,
4) one-page commitment to diversity and inclusion statement in higher education describing past and planned actions,
5) names and contact information of at least three references.
For inquiries, please send email to email@example.com. An informational webinar will be also held in mid to late January. If you are interested in the webinar, please register at https://forms.gle/CmugCMfPdnPRoT386. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to the availability of funds.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.
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