Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F10840 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor School/Unit School of Business Department School Of Business - Information Systems Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the Business School’s Department of Information Systems is to ensure that faculty, students, and staff have the information technology tools and infrastructure necessary to carry out the school’s strategic plan and the university’s goals as they relate to the Quest for Distinction. The department prepares students by providing resources to enrich their educational experiences that lead to lifelong learning and successful careers. Our education is firmly grounded in technology, interdisciplinary teamwork and global perspectives. Essential to achieving this mission is striving to excel in teaching and scholarly research and to build effective, value-based relationships with the external community.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University invites outstanding applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Information Systems. This is a tenure-track faculty position, effective August 10, 2021.

Position Responsibilities

This tenure-eligible position will support both the teaching and research mission of the Department of Information Systems. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Information Systems at the advanced undergraduate and master’s levels. The applicant must conduct scholarly research where the output of such research is presented in refereed peer-reviewed journals of a high caliber, advise students, and provide service to the department, school, university, and the academic community. Preferred areas are the following: information security, data/business analytics, data science, systems analysis & design, and healthcare information systems. Other specialty areas related to information technology may be considered.

Required Qualifications

PhD or ABD or foreign equivalent in Information Systems or highly related discipline, preferably from an AACSB accredited school.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in one of the above-listed fields by the appointment date.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications
Date Posted 02/26/2021 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 04/12/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/10/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, applicants should upload a CV, a letter of interest, and the names of three references as part of this application process. All candidates are required to apply online through

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Resume

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