Advertisement for Executive-in-Residence Positions Posting Number #22007
Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for one or more Executive-in-Residence part-time positions in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Successful candidates will have well documented evidence of success as a business leader, unique and innovative approaches to classroom instruction and/or approaches to industry and government engagement, that benefit the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Candidates should hold at least a master’s degree in his or her field from an accredited university, certifications in the field of expertise, and be qualified to teach courses in information systems. Candidates must have a rich and extensive base of experience (normally, at least twenty years) in the field of information systems or in emergent areas of teaching and research in the field. Candidates will also have achieved recognition for their significant contributions to their field of practice. The hiring plan is to recruit multiple faculty who will add depth and breadth of expertise to the department with a particular focus on cybersecurity, data management and analytics, and digital innovation.
Direct responsibilities will include:
- Activate Relationship Building
The college’s current strategic plan challenges us to aspire to the vision “No one gets closer to business than Robinson.” The successful candidate will play a key role bringing the faculty, staff and students together with the business community for mutual benefit.
The teaching role in this position is targeted to provide students with a deeper understanding of the application of their particular field of study to actual business practice and to support the development of “soft” and “professionalism” skills they will need to be successful in the workplace after graduation.
Applicants should register with http://academicjobsonline.org/ (the registration is free), refer to posting https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22007 and upload their letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, and teaching evaluations for recent years.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
EiR Faculty Search Committee Chair
Department of Computer Information Systems Robinson College of Business P.O. Box 3988 Atlanta, GA 30302-3988 CISNTTHIRE@gsu.edu
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
The Department of Computer Information Systems is consistently ranked as a top department both in terms of its programs and research. The department’s undergraduate program was recently ranked # 8 and its graduate program was ranked # 11 in the nation by US News & World Report and the department consistently ranks among the top 5 in the world in terms of research productivity based on publications in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. The department faculty recently received a multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for cybersecurity workforce preparation in the age of artificial intelligence.
The Department of Computer Information Systems’ vision is to be a world leader in advancing knowledge in the IS discipline. The department has a rich history of leading cutting-edge research topics and embracing a plurality of theoretical perspectives and research methods. Consistent with the Robinson College’s new strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, the department’s future is to build on these strengths by recruiting and integrating outstanding faculty that will allow us to continue address business problems and phenomena while expanding to investigate high-stakes societal challenges.
Georgia State University (GSU) is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. It is the largest university in Georgia with 54,000 students. It continues to lead the state and nation in graduating economically and racially diverse students on time and at a reasonable cost. Pell-eligible students and many first-generation college students represent 58% of GSU’s undergraduate student population. GSU has earned national and international recognition for its data-oriented approach to student support, retention, and success including being ranked as the third most innovative university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
With more than 9,000 students and 170 faculty members, the Robinson College of Business (RCB) is among the largest accredited business schools in the United States with a student body that is one of the most diverse in the country. Fifty-six percent of RCB undergraduates are under-represented minorities. According to the most recent edition of Diverse Issues in Education, the Computer Science and CIS Departments rank 4th nationally conferring bachelor’s degrees in computer science and information systems to African Americans and 14th to Asian Americans.
The college is highly ranked in many areas. Robinson’s flagship Part-time MBA program is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. Its Executive MBA is considered by Financial Times to be among the top 20 programs in the United States and one of the world’s premier programs.
Robinson’s size and legacy of excellence make it one of the most influential business schools in the country. According to Standard & Poor’s, more Georgia executives hold graduate degrees from Robinson and Georgia State than any other college or university in the country. The college’s location in the middle of Atlanta provides easy access to 16 Fortune 500 companies and 30 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Atlanta metropolitan area, offering excellent opportunities for research, student job placement, and fundraising.
Using its previous and current strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, as guides, Robinson is extending its perspectives and competencies into new areas – computer science, statistics, engineering, science, and technology – and integrating them into the core activities of the business school. These strategic investments and the resulting initiatives have advanced the college towards its vision of faculty and students creatively designing implementable strategies that address real-world challenges and transform our industry partners in Atlanta and globally.
Atlanta’s reputation as the economic capital of the Southeast is well established, and the region is now rapidly developing as a tech hub. Venture capitalist Leura Craig recently was quoted saying, “We think that the Southeast and especially Atlanta has the opportunity to become a key hub for tech startups in the next 5 years. It feels a lot like Los Angeles five years ago. Covid dramatically accelerated the flight from California and New York and the Southeast’s tech scene is going to be a huge winner as a result of this migration.”
Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. The position is contingent on University budget approval. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans’ status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.