University of Maryland Baltimore County — Two Lecturer or Professor of the Practice positions, Information Systems

The Information Systems Department invites applications for two Lecturer or Professor of the Practice positions with a start date of spring semester 2020 or fall semester 2020.  

The successful candidates are expected to be actively involved with teaching and advising the Department’s undergraduate students. These candidates will have experience in multiple areas of teaching that are relevant to our discipline, to include technical, programming and/or management courses. The IS Department is multi-disciplinary, placing a strong emphasis on the theory and application of information systems. At a minimum, candidates must have earned a MS in a relevant area. There is a pathway for promotion at UMBC from Lecturer, to Sr. Lecturer to Principal Lecturer. Candidates with an earned Ph.D. and significant industrial or governmental background are encouraged to apply and may be appointed to the position as a Professor of the Practice. Both positions come with full benefits (https://hr.umbc.edu/)  

The department offers a wide variety of courses at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels, and has one of the highest IS enrollments in the USA The IS Department offers a BS in Information Systems and a BA in Business Technology Administration. For details on our programs, please go to our web site https://informationsystems.umbc.edu.  

According to the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 12th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding faculty in their educational mission with regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, for the ninth year in a row.  

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). We especially welcome applications from candidates who are willing to contribute to the diversity mission of the university and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs. Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of African American undergraduates who go on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. and #2 nationally for African American undergraduates who complete a STEM Ph.D. The IS department also has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female. 

Electronic submission of application is required at http://apply.interfolio.com/70446. All applications must be submitted as PDF files. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all 5 of the following materials are received: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, 4) statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and 5) the contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists). For inquiries, please contact the Search Chair at lec.Pop.Searchchair@umbc.edu. Review of applications will begin November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to the availability of funds.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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