Multiple Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for three open rank tenure-track faculty positions starting August 2020. Successful candidates will complement and extend our current strengths in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, Health Information Technology, and Software Engineering. Candidates with research interests cross-cutting multiple areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong candidates with a research emphasis in other areas may also be considered. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related fields no later than August 2020.
All candidates are expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; they are expected to contribute to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department effectively. Candidates are expected to be innovative in terms of pedagogical methods, course content, and curriculum development, and be committed to advising, mentoring and supporting student success. All candidates should have experience in – or have the potential for – building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank should also have a strong record of research, teaching, service, and a sustained externally-funded research program. Candidates for the Full Professor rank should also demonstrate leadership in their field, hold an excellent academic record, and show a history of securing external funds for multiple sizable research projects. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been under-represented in the professoriate.
The Department has 30 full-time faculty and over 1,600 students, including over 70 PhD students. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Business Technology Administration. Graduate degree programs, MS and PhD, are offered in both Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing, including an innovative online MS program in IS. In addition, the Department houses the Master’s in Health Information Technology, which is a professional degree program. Our faculty are actively engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research within and across departments and institutions, and three of our current faculty have received NSF CAREER awards. Further details can be found at https://informationsystems.umbc.edu/ .
UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we are one of the most innovative universities in the nation (US News). To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center provides excellent support such as classroom observation, collection and analysis of student feedback as well as regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. UMBC’s strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many high-tech companies as well. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as one of the best colleges to work for, for the ninth year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply committed to the success of all of our faculty. We have various mentoring programs such as “launch committees” to offer regular and structured mentorship for faculty to develop a thriving and successful research program and the Eminent Scholar mentoring program to build relationships with leaders in the field beyond UMBC. The campus is close to both energetic urban centers and family-friendly suburbs. Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott City have been routinely ranked as top 10 best places to live in the US.
We especially welcome applications from candidates who are willing to contribute to the diversity mission of the university and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs. Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of African American undergraduates who go on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. and #2 nationally for African American undergraduates who complete a STEM Ph.D. The IS department also has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female.
5) One-page statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
6) Names and contact information of at least three references. Letters will be required later for short-listed candidates.
Candidates’ experience will be evaluated commensurate to the rank to which they are applying. For inquiries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in December, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.