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Management Information Systems, Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Asst Professor...

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
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Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Description Position Overview:

This position teaches and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. The general schedule and hours for this position will vary.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Business has 72 full-time faculty and 40 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, and Marketing. The College currently offers 15 undergraduate majors serving more than 2,000 students, and 3 graduate programs serving more than 200 students combined. The faculty and staff of the College are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in support of our efforts to prepare students to become productive, ethical, and engaged citizens and business leaders, while promoting commerce and advancing the quality of life in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For further information see our website at

University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma ( is recognized as a metroplex teaching-focused education institution situated on a picturesque campus in Edmond, within twenty minutes of Oklahoma City. The School of Business offers innovative graduate degree programs throughout the Oklahoma City metroplex area. The ISOM department is well-connected to the local businesses and has shaped several programs to serve the local business community.

City of Edmond

Edmond (with a population of around 100k) is a vibrant, large, and affluent suburb of the Oklahoma City metroplex (with a population of 1.4 million) with a high median income, top public schools in the state, and many sprawling public parks all with a very reasonable living cost. It is well-connected through road, rail, and air to the Dallas Fort Worth area and Houston. Edmond has constantly ranked in the top 5 places regarding different aspects of life quality. For more information, please visit


  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses and fulfilling the responsibilities associated with those courses
  • Maintaining a program of research leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing suitable service to the department, university, profession, and/or community.
  • The selected candidate will be part of the Analytics and MIS faculty team and must be able to interact with a diverse population of students, staff, and collaborate well with peer faculty.
  • TO APPLY: Applicants should submit:

    (i) A cover letter specifically addressing required and preferred characteristics including examples of collaborations with colleagues

    (ii) curriculum vita

    (iii) A statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must describe how their teaching will advance critical thinkers and problem-solvers analytically educated. Providing specific examples indicating their real teaching experience is highly recommended

    (iv) teaching evaluations

    Applicants who are ABD (ABD candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. before the anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. If not, the position will become an instructor position.) or hold a Ph.D. from a regionally or internationally accredited institution in

    1. Business Analytics

    2. Management Information systems

    3. Data sciences or related fields.

    The Information systems and Operations management (ISOM) department ( seeks applicants for a one-year position with the possible continuation as a tenure track faculty if the candidate demonstrates quality teaching. Visa sponsorship will be provided for qualified applicants.

    INQUIRIES: Inquiries regarding the position’s requirements can be directed to Dr. Terry Williams at [email protected].

    Qualifications Experience Required:

    Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and summited by the time of employment, the position rank will change to Instructor.

  • Candidates should be qualified scholarly academic per AACSB guidelines.
  • UCO has a focus on teaching, mentoring, and evaluating students. Thus, all applicants should have a record of teaching achievement in their functional area.
  • Experience Preferred:

    Preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience and who demonstrate quality teaching and/or experience in the following areas of analytics

  • SAS Enterprise Data Mining
  • Predictive Modelling using SAS, Python or R
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine learning/deep learning
  • Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • Must meet all work authorization requirements as established by U.S. and Oklahoma law
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    Excellence in teaching and demonstrated potential to publish high quality scholarly research. Previous teaching experience in higher education environment at level of teaching assistant or higher is required. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence. Oral and written communication skills. Willingness to teach in a variety of instructional modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) as needed.

    Physical Demands:

    Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

    With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

    Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

    Check out the - UCO Virtual Tour!


    The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


    UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


    The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

    All students will be transformed with:

    • Discipline Knowledge
    • Leadership
    • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
    • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
    • Global and Cultural Competencies
    • Health and Wellness

    Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

    About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

    The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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