Assistant Professor, Information Systems
Bowling Green, KY
Job posting number: #7087300
Posted: October 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.
Applications are being sought for an Assistant Professor (ABD, entry-level or advanced) in Information Systems or equivalent. This position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment beginning fall, 2022.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a capability for high-impact scholarly research and excellent teaching in an environment where collaboration, collegiality, and student-centered approaches are valued.
Regularly scholarly publishing is expected.
Anticipated teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems and/or business data analytics.
Business and related experience, service to the profession, and grant/fund raising capabilities are valuable assets.
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff are integral to this position.
We especially encourage applications from candidates who can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus and our undergraduate student population.
Ph.D. or nearly completed terminal degree in Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a related field with significant coursework in applied Information Systems or Data Analytics.