Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in Information Systems to teach undergraduate/graduate courses, engage in high-impact scholarly research/publications, and provide institutional/professional service beginning in the fall of 2018.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Information Systems or closely related field from a Carnegie research university/AACSB International accredited institution. Applicants must have at least 18 hours of IS and IT related graduate courses. ABD applicants must complete their doctorate before the fall 2018 semester. Applicants must have the ability to teach a variety of information systems courses such as business analytics, computer security, electronic commerce, telecommunications, database management, and programming languages. Research interests in the area of Business Analytics, Social Media, Health Information Technology (HIT), Information Security are desired. Evidence of high-quality research and demonstrated potential for quality teaching is expected along with a willingness to provide service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, student interaction abilities, and a sincere appreciation of cultural diversity.