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Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems (F2052)

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Posted Date
Nov 11, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems (F2052)

James Madison University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN) is seeking an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2023.

About the Department: The Department of CIS & BSAN is an academic unit within the College of Business and has 25 full-time faculty members, over 600 CIS majors, 100 CIS minors and more than 30 business analytics minors. The department offers rigorous curriculum spanning application development, information architecture, database management, cybersecurity, networking, business analytics, consulting, and systems analysis and design. Additionally, the Department supports the College by providing core business classes in information systems, business analytics, and operations management. The Department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate programs with active learning, hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analyses, and engaging classroom experiences designed to prepare graduates to work independently and in team-oriented environments. The CIS program is one of 10 CIS programs in the country accredited by both AACSB and ABET.


In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education, departmental faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of the College’s Executive Leadership MBA, Innovation MBA and Information Security MBA programs. Outside the academic community, faculty members maintain strong connections with the consulting industry in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Richmond and interact regularly with members of the department’s Executive Advisory Board.


About the College: The AACSB-accredited College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the College had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business program ranking. In 2018, the Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review’s list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100 students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.


About the University: JMU is a Carnegie Classification R2 Doctoral University with high research activity located in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley. JMU is a highly selective, diverse, and student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The University is committed to innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates should be capable of teaching information systems courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and of performing scholarly work resulting in publications in quality peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be expected to substantively engage in academic and community service for the department, college, university, and the profession. The department fosters a collegial and collaborative team environment that supports student success and faculty development and growth. Normal course load is 3 courses per semester.



  • A PhD in information systems, computer science, information technology, cybersecurity or any closely related field is required by the end of the first semester of appointment.
  • Demonstrated evidence of the following is required: teaching effectiveness, constructive communication skills, and a commitment to quality scholarly research in IS and related disciplines.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching, scholarly work or industry experience spans technological, consulting and managerial areas.
  • The department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate interest or have successful experience teaching in two or more of these areas: cybersecurity, introduction to information systems, advanced database administration, application development, and programming (Python, C#, or Java).


To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2052 or go to Review of applications begins 12/11/2022 and the position is open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. For search-related questions, candidates may contact Dr. Amy Connolly, Chair of the Search Committee, by email at


James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.



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