Senior Associate or Full Professor of Information Systems

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Posting Number F354P

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Working Title Senior Associate or Full Professor of Information Systems

Department Information Systems

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
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.

About the College/Department

The Sam M. Walton College of Business: The Sam M. Walton College of Business has more than 6,000 undergraduate and about 500 graduate students. The Walton College has an innovative integrated cross-functional business core program that focuses on business processes, and several new cross-disciplinary minors and concentrations. The Walton College has consistently been ranked among the nation's top 30 public undergraduate business schools since 2005, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Information Systems Department: The ISYS department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business has an active research-oriented Ph.D. program, a Master of Information Systems program, a Professional Master of Information Systems, and a BSBA major in Information Systems. The department currently has ten tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, including four endowed faculty positions, in addition to three clinical faculty members, a full-time executive in residence, and several instructors. The ISYS department is a leader in cutting-edge research as well as in undergraduate, masters, and PhD program curricula. The department has strong ties to organizations in a variety of industries both within Arkansas and all across the country. The department has been ranked in the top 5 in terms of publications in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research for several years. The department has a world class Enterprise Systems Program that gives our students experience with industrial-strength technology platforms, thanks to more than $100 Million in gifts of hardware, software, data, training, and financial support from IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Teradata, Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart, and others. The Information Technology Research Institute (, with about twenty active member companies, works closely with the department. For more information about the department, see

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate to education and experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Walton College of Business

Summary of Job Duties

The Associate or Full Professor of Information Systems is expected to have an ability to connect with the industry and an interest in institutional leadership, while having the ability to publish in the leading peer-reviewed journals; teach at doctoral, masters, and/or undergraduate levels; work with doctoral students; and serve on committees, at the departmental, College and/or University levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Candidates for the position should have: a research and teaching record suitable for tenure at the full or associate professor level; a demonstrated ability to connect with the industry; and a willingness to take on leadership roles (such as within the department or in associated institutes)

Preferred Qualifications
  • An ability to teach in the areas of analytics, ERP, or enterprise systems

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Reaching


  • Feeling
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

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.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Anne O'Leary-Kelly, Co-Chair
Associate Dean, Professor, and William R. & Cacilia Howard Chair in Management
Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-6130
AO'[email protected]


Varun Grover, Co-Chair
David D. Glass Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor in Information Systems
Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-4500
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Application Instructions: For full consideration, the application package should be submitted before November 30, 2017. We plan to conduct interviews in December (at International Conference on Information Systems, 2017) and in January (remotely), and to make decisions by April 2017. Applications should include a CV (to include a list of references), statement about research and teaching, and sample papers.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. 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.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research Philosophy
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Proof of Veterans Status





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Posted: 2/19/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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