Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Position ID: 41926
Georgia Southern University
Department of Information Systems
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Assistant Professor of Information Systems - Search #67604 - Extended Deadline
College of Business
Department of Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems in the College of Business invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may have teaching assignments on multiple campuses as needed.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Information Systems supports the college's BBA and MBA programs. The Department is well known as a leader in the delivery of ERP and enterprise systems education and preparing students and professionals for successful careers in ERP and business process integration as well as other IS related jobs. The Department also has significant expertise in business analytics/business intelligence and project management education. Faculty members participate in the SAP University Alliance program as well as the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Project Management International (PMI). They also participate in the delivery of the Department's Online Graduate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Certificate program with an emphasis in SAP, as well as courses that support the MBA, Master of Accounting, and Master of Science in Applied Engineering programs. A master's degree in Enterprise Systems is in the planning stages.

Position Description: The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Information Systems, is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2019, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position requires teaching, research and service responsibilities. Faculty are expected to be teacher/scholars with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, engage in productive discipline-related scholarship, be committed to professional service, be technologically literate and have a commitment to using technology in teaching and scholarship, and have experience with, or interest in, working in diverse academic and professional communities. The ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University is also expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., or DBA, in Information Systems, or a closely related field, from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited school is required by August 1, 2019.
  • Evidence (e.g., statement of research interests, published journal and conference articles) of the ability to develop and implement a research agenda and publish in high-quality IS journals.
  • Evidence of the potential for above-average teaching ability.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

While applicants with all areas of MIS expertise are welcomed, preference will be given to candidates who can provide instructional support for classes in one or more of the following areas:

  • SAP enterprise systems software
  • Database management
  • Business intelligence and business analytics
  • Networks and telecommunications
  • Business programming
  • Project management.

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins immediately, but applications should be received no later than February 18th, 2019. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vita; recent teaching evaluations (originals, in addition to any summary); and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Application materials in the electronic submission must be in either Word or PDF format to be accepted. The subject line in the electronic submission should be: Application for Assistant Professor of Information Systems - Search #67604. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent via email to:

Ms. Bonita Simmons-Johnson
Administrative Secretary
Department of Information Systems
Telephone: 912-478-4747

Inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Adrian Gardiner, Search Chair - Search #67604
Department of Information Systems
Telephone: 912-478-7479

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7912
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator