Teaching Assistant Professor – Business Cybersecurity – 9 MONTH

at University of Arkansas
Published November 30, 2022
Location Fayetteville, NC
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Job Type Full-time  


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Faculty - Non-Tenure

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Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Information Systems

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Sam M. Walton College of Business invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in the Information Systems department to begin January or August 2023 focused on Business Cybersecurity. In addition to a specialty in Business Cybersecurity, the ability and expertise to teach in at least one of the following areas is preferred: business analytics, application development, database/data warehouse, systems analysis and design, blockchain, and/or enterprise resource planning. A Teaching Assistant Professor is expected to teach eight courses per year with a mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed, normally with no more than two course preparations per semester. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits are competitive.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

The Information Systems Department has 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, including 5 positions with endowed chairs or professorship, in addition to 6 teaching faculty members, and 4 full-time instructors. The department consistently ranks in the top-10 among business schools for publications in Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. Faculty research interests include: online communities and commerce; IT strategy, investments, and business value; IT personnel, training and education; privacy, security, and ethics; social networks; enterprise systems; big data and analytics; system development and adoption, decision making and aids; mobile computing; and gamification.

The Information Systems Department has an active research-oriented Ph.D. program, a Master of Information Systems program, a Master of Applied Business Analytics, a Graduate Certificate, and a BSBA major in Information Systems as well as business minors in business analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain, and ERP. The department recently created a Blockchain Center of Excellence, and has a world-class Enterprise Systems Program that provides our students experience with industrial-strength technology systems, thanks to more than $150 Million in gifts from our technology platform partners- IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Teradata. Enterprise Systems also hosts a number of databases including Acxiom, Dillard's, Nielsen, Tyson Foods and Sam's Club and receives support from prominent companies such as J. B. Hunt, Tyson Foods and Walmart.

The Sam M. Walton College of Business has more than 6,000 students. The Walton College has an innovative cross-functional business core program that focuses on business processes, and several new cross-disciplinary minors and concentrations. The University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of more than 27,000 students. It recently completed a successful capital campaign that raised about $1.5 billion. The Walton College has consistently been ranked among the nation's top 25 public undergraduate business schools since 2005, according to U.S. News and World Report.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be academically qualified per AACSB accreditation standards. This includes the following:

* Completion of a doctorate in information systems, business cybersecurity, or a closely related field, prior to the position start date, from a nationally or internationally accredited university and an ability to publish in peer-reviewed information systems or related field journals

* Demonstrated/documented excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses (provide evidence of excellence in teaching such as course/instructor evaluations for undergraduate and graduate courses).

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

* Prior experience in teaching courses focused on business cybersecurity, privacy, business continuity and disaster recovery, networks/network security, data management, and/or security planning

* Experience and demonstrated/documented excellence in teaching face-to-face and online courses

* Experience and demonstrated/documented excellence in business information systems courses in addition to cybersecurity such as business analytics, database, ERP, systems analysis and design, programming, blockchain, ERP, and/or related courses

* Professional experience in information systems or a related field

* Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses

* Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Paul Cronan

M.D. Matthews Endowed Professor

Dir, Information Systems Graduate Programs and Executive Director of Walton Enterprise Systems

Sam M. Walton College of Business

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All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All application should include CV, cover letter, references and evidence of excellence in teaching such as course/instructor evaluations (Upload under "other" documents in application). All materials must be uploaded to the UA posting at jobs.uark.edu/postings/R0021174 before November 1, 2022 for full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Cronan [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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