Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Department of Informatics

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Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Department of Informatics

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruction: Faculty members at Fort Hays State University typically teach four courses each semester. Faculty members may also advise graduate students and supervise independent study work students. Tenure-track faculty at FHSU generally allocate their efforts across three core areas: Instruction (60%), scholarship (20%), and service (20%).

Scholarship: The Department of Informatics recognizes various forms of scholarship, including discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Collaborative publications, especially in partnership with students, are encouraged and valued. The successful candidate for this position should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship in the field of management information systems. They should also be capable of articulating a clear scholarly research agenda.

Service: Faculty members are expected to contribute to the University, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Informatics, the region, and their profession through service activities. Active participation in these areas is an integral part of the role, as it helps strengthen our institution and fosters a sense of community both within and beyond Fort Hays State University. The Department also values service contributions that enhance our civic engagement.

Courses Taught:
The faculty member in this position may have an opportunity to teach courses in areas that include:
  • Information Systems Design and Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Project Management
  • Business Data Communications and Networking
  • Information Systems for Management
  • Business Processes and Workflows
Faculty are also encouraged to develop or modify courses to allow students to engage with emerging trends.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Management Information Systems; or a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline from a university with institutional/regional accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Management Information Systems or closely related field from a university with institutional/regional accreditation.

Application Process:

Applications must be submitted electronically at: . Applications submitted by post or e-mail will not be reviewed.

The candidate must submit one PDF document containing:
  • Cover Letter (not to exceed one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A 150-word maximum statement explaining how the candidate could help the Department of Informatics perform civic and community engagement that is professionally related to the MIS discipline.
  • Contact information for three professional references (optional for the initial application, may be requested later).
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Salary: Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and discipline.

Competitive benefits package. More information can be reviewed on-line at:

Appointment Date:
August 2024

Screening Deadline:
Screening of applications begins on January 31, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Review Committee:
Dr. Shane Schartz, Chair
Mr. Jackie Zhang
Dr. David Schmidt
Dr. Henry Agbogun

Contact Information:
Dr. Shane Schartz
Department of Informatics
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601

Phone: 785-628-5373

About the Department:
The Department of Informatics, located in Hammond Hall at Fort Hays State University is notable for its innovative culture and successes. The Department was built upon the theme of the movement and use of information. It has grown strongly over the last decade due to the quality of instruction in serving students and has substantial industry support. FHSU Informatics currently instructs undergraduate academic concentrations in: Web and Mobile Application Development; Computer Networking and Telecommunications, Health Informatics, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, and Digital Media Production and Journalism. It offers multiple emphases in the Masters of Liberal Studies and Masters of Professional Studies degrees as well as a BBA and MBA in Management Information Systems. The Informatics Department currently serves more than 500 undergraduate majors and approximately 75 graduate students. The Informatics Department has quality facilities including multiple video and audio studios, multiple video editing bays, a music recording studio, web development labs, computer networking/telecommunications labs, and graduate research labs. All classrooms are mediated with built-in computing, Internet access, multi-media tools, and projection screens. Teaching, research, and creative equipment and software is typically state-of-the art. More information can be found at .

About the College:
The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship (RCOBE) offers business undergraduate degree programs and curricula in Management, Entrepreneurship, HRM, Marketing, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Business Education, Finance, and International Business & Economics. Additionally, RCOBE offers a variety of graduate degrees and concentrations including a Master of Business Administration, as well as Masters of Professional Studies degrees in HRM, Cybersecurity, Web & Mobile App Development and Computer Networking.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.


 Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a Nineteenth-Century frontier military outpost. The state of Kansas initially intended the university’s academic programs to focus on agriculture, but it opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college.

FHSU today is a regional comprehensive public university where determined, innovative and caring faculty and staff share a deep commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Our mission is to develop the engaged global citizen-leaders our world needs today. 

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