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Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Management

The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Job Description

Subject to Collective Bargaining Agreement Requirements


The University of Akron Department of Computer Science and The Department of Management

are seeking applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Management Information Systems, Management Science, Computer Science or closely related area beginning August 26, 2024.


Salary is commensurate with background and experience. The successful candidate will have appointments in both academic units and be expected to effectively teach graduate courses in their area of expertise and core undergraduate courses in both departments.


The primary department of the successful candidate will be determined by the candidate’s disciplinary area.  Also, per our Collective Bargaining Agreement, the RTP guidelines for the joint appointed faculty are defaulted to their primary department during their first year.  Thereafter, at the request of the faculty member, both primary and secondary departments’ tenured faculty will develop hybrid RTP guideline, which is also described in the CBA.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.  They must have demonstrated teaching potential and show evidence of interest in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. They are also required to have strong commitment to effective and innovative teaching, with strong technical skills in object-oriented development to teach Applications Development, Systems Integration, and Systems Development Project. Candidates with the ability to teach cloud security and introduction to information systems are also welcome to apply. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the importance of business requirements in the application of information systems and managing the needs of the business.


The candidates must also show potential for research productivity that can be disseminated in quality peer-reviewed journals. Startup funds are available, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive and ongoing funded research program related to Mangement Information Systems, Management Science, and/or Computer Science.


The departments seek to assemble a cohort of teacher-scholars who will contribute strongly to the excellence of UA through teaching, scholarship, service and collaboration.


Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Commitment to contributing to the academic and professional community through service and engagement.


Additional Position Information:

Application Procedure/ Instructions:

For complete details and to apply visit


Interested candidates should submit the following application materials electronically:

• A cover letter detailing their interest in the position.

• Statements of research and teaching.

• Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

• A current curriculum vitae.

• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching.

• Copies of recent publications or working papers.

• Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations and syllabi.


Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2024 For inquiries or further information about the position, please contact the Hiring Process Manager Ms. Dana Nickle-Rodriguez (



The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission.

i. All staff and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA).

ii. The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.


FLSA Status (exempt/nonexempt):

United States of America (Exempt)


Union Affiliation (if applicable):

American Association of University Professors


For assistance with your application or attachments, please contact the Human Resources representative listed:

Iron Bones



Background Check Statement

The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The University endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, all offers of employment with The University of Akron are contingent upon verification of credentials, and satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Some positions may require additional credit investigation and a pre-employment driving record search.


Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. View our Non-Discrimination Statement for more information. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.


State of Residence Statement

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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