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Open Rank - Associate Professor or Full Professor

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
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Full Time
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Position Summary

The Department of Management Information Systems in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the senior associate or full level, beginning Fall 2022. This position is part of a multi-year Presidential Hiring Initiative across the university which will hire 50 new faculty to develop our research focus on AI and Data Science ( ). Appointment to an endowed chair is possible depending on qualifications of the successful candidate.

The position is part of an inter-disciplinary cluster hiring initiative on social, philosophical, and ethical issues related to data science and AI. The cluster consists of faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM . The new hire will work collaboratively with MIS faculty who have related interests, with other faculty hired for the cluster, and with existing faculty in other departments and colleges to enhance UGA’s reputation around ethical AI and towards grants (e.g., NSF ) in this space.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should upload a cover letter, a vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references (including email address) by December 1, 2021 to ensure full consideration. The department will reach out to your references at the appropriate time in the process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype or Zoom. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Elena Karahanna ( with the subject line “MIS Faculty Position”.

Applications submitted in other ways will not be considered.

Posting Details

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Working Title

Open Rank - Associate Professor or Full Professor


Terry-Mgmt Information Systems

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Management Information Systems Department is consistently ranked very highly nationally and internationally for both its programs and its scholarly productivity. Faculty hold editorial positions at the premier information systems journals, and current and emeritus faculty include multiple AIS Fellows, LEO Award winners and INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow. The department is quite diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, research traditions, topics of interest, and research approach, and includes 14 full-time tenure-track faculty and six full-time lecturers and senior lecturers.

The Management Information Systems Department offers the following degrees: Ph.D., an online Master of Business & Technology, a BBA in MIS that includes areas of emphasis in data analytics and information security management, and a FinTech certificate. In addition, the Terry College of Business offers an on-campus MBA degree, an on-campus Master of Science in Business Analytics ( MSBA ) degree, and off-campus Executive/Professional MBA degrees (in Atlanta).

More information regarding the Terry College of Business and the Management Information Systems Department is available at .

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Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in information systems or a closely related discipline from an AACSB accredited institution or international equivalent.

Additional Requirements

For information regarding the requirements for each faculty rank, please see the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure at .
Additional information about Promotion & Tenure guidelines for the Terry College of Business can be found at .

To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates’ research agenda should include AI governance, broadly defined, to promote ethical AI design, use, and outcomes. This may include, but not limited to, addressing such issues as AI fairness, AI bias, AI accountability, AI transparency and explainability, AI trustworthiness, AI security and privacy risks, and AI policy, among others.
An interest in assuming a leadership role in the department within the first few years after appointment would be considered a plus. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level is also required to be considered at the Associate and Full Professor level. A demonstrated record of research excellence through top-tier publications in IS or related disciplines commensurate with rank

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. List of References with Contact Information
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