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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS

James Madison University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN)

James Madison University

James Madison University's Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2024.

About Us

About the Department: The Department of CIS & BSAN is an academic unit of the College of Business and has 25 full-time faculty members, over 600 CIS majors in 3 concentrations (IS, Business Analytics, and Information and Cybersecurity Management), 80 CIS minors, and over 40 BSAN minors and growing. In addition, the department supports the college by providing core business classes in information systems, quantitative methods, business statistics, and operations management. The department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate programs that includes 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 accredited by ABET making the department of one of only 10 CIS programs in the nation accredited by both the AACSB and ABET.
In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education, departmental faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of the Executive Leadership MBA, Innovation MBA, and Information Security MBA programs. Outside the academic community, faculty members maintain strong connections with the consulting industry in Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Washington, D.C., and interact regularly with members of the department's advisory board.
About the College: The AACSB-accredited College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Recently, 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, Madison Consulting, 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. 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. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The college has approximately 4,300 students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a candidate whose primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate courses in business analytics, business statistics, traditional IS courses, or other related subjects. The typical teaching load is 3/3. 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.


Minimum/Required: A Ph.D. in business analytics, information systems, or a closely related field, is required by date of appointment. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of excellent teaching potential through course/teaching evaluations for courses taught or evidence of excellent performance as a teaching assistant. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate interest or have successful experience teaching in two or more of our areas of concentration: business analytics, information systems, and information and cybersecurity management.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate potential of performing scholarly work resulting in publications in quality peer-reviewed journals through a current research pipeline (e.g., working papers, journal submissions, revisions at quality journals).
Preferred: A strong foundation in business applications is also preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching and professional experience in developing analytics solutions using business contexts. A demonstrated commitment and contribution to diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, or service is ideal.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2365 or go to . Review of applications begins 2/8/2024. Salary is commensurate with experience. For search related questions, candidates may contact Dr. Bobby Vaziri, 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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