Management Information Systems Instructor (1033)

Hays, Kansas
Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Available: Management Information Systems Instructor, Department of Informatics

Appointment Date: August 2017

Fort Hays State University and the Department of Informatics is accepting applications for an Instructor of Management Information Systems (MIS).  The selected candidate will teach various undergraduate MIS and/or Informatics courses.  Topics may include data analytics, application development, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, IT certifications etc. Candidates with teaching or professional experience in these or related topics are especially encouraged to apply.

A master’s degree or above in Management Information Systems or closely related field is required.  A record of successful teaching is preferred.  Teaching potential is a primary consideration. Faculty candidates will be expected to be considered participating faculty per AACSB 2013 standards.

Job Description
Responsibilities include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses in management information systems or closely related cross-listed courses in the Informatics department.  Instructors may teach up to 15 credit hours per semester face-to-face or online.  This position is primarily a teaching position, however there will be limited research/scholarship, and service responsibilities required for this position. Service to the University, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, department, the region, and profession is expected of each faculty member, with the weight of the expectation appropriate for the role.

Application Procedure
Potential candidates should send by email an electronic package consisting of the following documents:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching philosophy,
  • goals for scholarship,
  • names and contact information of three references,
  • transcripts.

Contact information
Department of Informatics Search Committee
c/o Michelle Weigel
Department of Informatics
Fort Hays State University, 600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601
Phone 785.628.5373
Fax 785.628.4098

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately after 30 days of this posting, and will continue until the position is filled. 

About the Department
The Department of Informatics, located in Hammond Hall at Fort Hays State University is notable for its innovative culture and successes.  The Department was built upon the theme of the movement and use of information.  It has grown strongly over the last decade due to the quality of instruction in serving students and has substantial industry support.  FHSU Informatics currently instructs undergraduate academic concentrations in:  Media Studies; Management Information Systems; Web and Mobile Application Development; Computer Networking and Telecommunications, and Health Informatics.  It offers multiple emphases in the Masters of Liberal Studies, Masters of Professional Studies, and the MBA program.  The Informatics Department serves more than 500 undergraduate majors and approximately 75 graduate students in a given semester.  The Informatics Department has quality facilities including multiple video and audio studios, multiple video editing bays, a music recording studio, web development labs, computer networking/telecommunications labs, and graduate research labs.  All classrooms are mediated with built-in computing, Internet access, multi-media tools, and projection screens.  Teaching, research, and creative equipment and software is typically state-of-the art.  

About the College
Mission:  The Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship (RCOBE) offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment.  Our focus is on instructional excellence, supported by faculty and student research; and the College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Mission, Adopted:  March 2015)

Description:  The college consists of four large and growing departments:  Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff.  In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics.  On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic distance learning students number 1150.  The RCOBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed Hammond Hall.  In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line.  It also participates in joint degrees with two partners universities in China.  Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall which was opened in 2016.   Website:

About the University
Forward Thinking. World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China. Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S. It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty. Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships. Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries. The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Pro-grams rankings,, Best Buys in Education, among others. Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments. FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas. The website ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances. Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment. Website:

About Hays, Kansas
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.