The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) in the Fox School of Business at Temple University invites applications for one, and possibly two tenure-track faculty positions beginning Fall 2016. We prefer to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but the position may be filled at a more senior level for qualified candidates with tenure upon appointment. These positions are part of our overall growth plan of hiring four faculty members in the next few years. MIS at Temple has a bold vision and mission (please see below), and we invite colleagues who are interested in this ambitious view of the discipline to join us. We are seeking candidates with a strong record of scholarship or demonstrated ability to publish in premier IS journals, such as Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) and Information Systems Research (ISR).
Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and qualifications. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Applications should include a cover letter and (a) full curriculum vitae, (b) a brief statement of current and future research interests, (c) evidence of excellence in research, such as journal publications or working papers and (d) the names and contact information of three references. We only review **electronic** submissions. Please do not send paper submissions, they cannot be reviewed. We will be attending upcoming conferences (INFORMS, ICIS) to interview selected candidates. Please send all materials electronically to: Munir Mandviwalla (Department Chair), at email@example.com
The vision of MIS at Fox is to be a worldwide leader in transformative research and teaching on the design, use, and effects of information technology in a digital world. In research, our mission is to produce knowledge that fundamentally transforms the design and use of information technology by integrating multi-disciplinary perspectives. In teaching, our mission is to prepare a diverse and changing population for a life-long pursuit of learning, leadership, and success with information technology in a connected world. We are particularly interested in colleagues who have a deep understanding of information technology and reflect that understanding in their research and teaching.
MIS faculty regularly publish in top journals such as MISQ and ISR. We are connected to industry and work on applied projects with our network of corporate partners associated with the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT). MIS faculty also lead key research centers including Center for Neural Decision Making, Center for Design + Innovation, and the Big Data Institute. The MIS department offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in information systems including a very successful required course in MIS for all business students and a university wide data science course. MIS at Fox is a free standing department that embraces and demonstrates the vision of IT playing a major role in higher education and in business. Fox MIS is also a major contributor to the discipline with faculty in leadership roles in major conferences, editorial positions, and in national initiatives such as the IS Job Index and National Cyber Analyst Challenge powered by Lockheed Martin, as well as the forthcoming Merck Analytics Challenge.
In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Fox BBA in MIS in the Top 15 and the Fox graduate programs in Information Systems in the Top 20. The graduate programs include a highly successful MS in IT auditing and cyber-security and new online MS Digital Innovation in Marketing. Fox MIS faculty were ranked #1 in the world for research productivity in top IS journals for the last three year period. In 2009, TechRepublic ranked the Fox BBA in MIS in the top 10 U.S. programs. In 2008-2009, The Chronicle of Higher Education, ranked Fox MIS faculty in the top 10 for research productivity. The Fox MIS AIS affiliated student chapter was the 2014 chapter-of-the-year and received the Outstanding chapter award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 and students from the chapter have won first or second prizes in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 AIS international student competitions.
The Fox School mission statement includes a focus on three driving forces of the economy: globalization, information technology (IT), and innovation/entrepreneurship. The Fox School programs are among the best in the world and are highly ranked by the Financial Times, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and Computerworld. The Princeton Review has consistently rated the Temple campus as one of the most connected in the nation. The Fox School is one of the few institutions worldwide that have sustained a long-term commitment to invest in and grow MIS.
Temple University is located in Philadelphia, serves 39,000 students, and is one of the three major state-related, research universities in Pennsylvania. Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the Greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world with over 7,000 students, 195 full-time faculty and more than 60,000 alumni. Additional information is available at: http://www.temple.edu, http://www.fox.temple.edu, and http://community.mis.temple.edu/ and http://ibit.temple.edu/
Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.