Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems

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Posting Number F360P

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Working Title Clinical Assistant 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 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. Following a successful recent $1 billion capital campaign, the university is in the process to launching another such campaign. 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.

The Information Systems Department: The department has eleven tenured or tenure-track faculty members, including five professors who hold positions with endowments, in addition to three clinical faculty members, a full-time executive in residence, and several instructors. The department has been ranked consistently in the top-5 among business schools for publication activity in Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. Faculty research interests include: IT personnel; privacy, security, and ethics; IT training and education; e-commerce; IS strategy and IT investments; social networks; enterprise systems; big data and analytics; software development, decision making and decision aids; mobility; and technology adoption.

The Information Systems Department has an active research-oriented Ph.D. program, a Master of Information Systems program, and a BSBA major in Information Systems. The department has a world-class Enterprise Systems Program that gives our students experience with industrial-strength technology systems, thanks to more than $60 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.

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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 Sam M. Walton College of Business invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor to teach in the Information Systems department to begin August 2018. The Clinical Assistant Professor is expected to teach either seven or eight courses per year (i.e., a 4-3 or 4-4 teaching load with a mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed), normally with no more than two course preparations per semester.

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 Clinical Assistant Professor must be academically qualified per AACSB accreditation standards. This includes completion of a doctorate in information systems, business analytics 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates with documented excellence and experience in teaching
  • Experience in both face-to-face and online course delivery
  • Prior experience and expertise in teaching courses focused on database/data warehouse/"big data", analytics, and enterprise resource planning

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
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • 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. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians.

Benefits Eligible Yes

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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 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Questions can be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Paul Cronan
Professor and M.D. Matthews Chair
[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

Completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received on or before November 20, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applications should include a CV (to include a list of professional references), letter of application, statement about teaching philosophy, research statement (optional), and teaching evaluations ("Other Document"). Finalist may be requested to supply letters of reference.

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. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Other Document
    Optional Documents
    1. Statement of Research Philosophy
    2. Proof of Veterans Status





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    Posted: 2/19/2018
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