Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Information Systems - #001441 & #001439

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Associate Professor

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Information Systems - #001441 & #001439


Acct, Fin, Info Sys, Bus Law

Position Summary:

The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law is seeking applicants for up to two tenure-track, nine-month faculty positions beginning in January or August 2020. The successful candidate will bring areas of teaching and research that complement and integrate with those of existing CIS faculty. Applicants should possess interest in teaching networking and/or database topics. The normal teaching load is 3 courses (nine SCH) per semester and could include online instruction as well as instruction of the discipline’s course in the MBA program (offered at the University’s Asheville location).

The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarship in refereed journals is required. Candidates should have a strong record or show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and the business community.

This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with employment beginning in January 2020 or August 2020. Teaching experience and scholarship record should be commensurate with the rank sought. The College seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of high caliber skilled in scholarship, teaching and application of knowledge. The School strongly encourages applications of women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate must meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of College of Business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication. Therefore, the ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarship in peer-reviewed journals is expected. Specifically, applicants must hold Scholarly Academic status per AACSB guidelines. This requires a minimum of two peer reviewed scholarly publications within the past five years. Applicants whose terminal degrees have been conferred within the past five years are considered Scholarly Academic.

Primary duty assignment will be the main campus in Cullowhee. However, the duty assignment may involve delivery of graduate classes at WCU’s Biltmore Park location in Asheville, NC and/or online instruction.

The successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduate students and fulfill normal institutional service obligations.

Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and the College of Business has over 70 faculty members. WCU is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, serving the people of North Carolina from its main residential campus in Cullowhee, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC and 2½ hours north of Atlanta and resident credit centers in Asheville and Cherokee

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in CIS or related field from an appropriately accredited institution that satisfies credentialing under both AACSB and SACS guidelines. ABD candidates will be considered but must have a confirmed dissertation defense date no later than December 1, 2020. The position requires teaching excellence and potential for strong scholarly productivity. Specifically, applicants must hold Scholarly Academic status per AACSB guidelines. This requires a minimum of two peer reviewed scholarly publications within the past five years. Applicants whose terminal degrees have been conferred within the past five years are considered Scholarly Academic.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience. Established record of intellectual contributions. Relevant work experience.

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a current vitae, a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).

For additional information contact Dr. Todd Creasy at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 2/26/2020
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time