University of Maryland Baltimore County — Lecturer / Professor of the Practice, Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for a Lecturer/Professor of the Practice position with the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems with a start date of spring semester 2020 or fall semester 2020.


The successful candidate is expected to be primarily involved with the Department’s Online Master of Science program in Information Systems. The candidate will primarily participate in teaching in the Online IS MS program. The candidate will also participate in additional activities supporting the program including advising, retention, curriculum development, and course design activities. The Online Master of Science in Information Systems is a top-ranked program whose curriculum reflects the evolving needs of the technology industry. Core courses explore Management Information Systems, Networks, Databases, and Structured Systems Analysis and Design. Elective courses allow students to dig deeper into various technology topics. For details on our course offerings, please visit our web site at: The IS Department is multi-disciplinary, placing a strong emphasis on the theory and application of information systems. Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Candidates must have a PhD Degree in a relevant area
  • Experience with online teaching is recommended, but not required
  • Student advising experience is helpful, but not required
  • Applicants to the Professor of the Practice rank are expected to have industrial or governmental experience that allows them to offer unique perspectives to students 


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 ( According to the 2019 US News and World Report Best Colleges report, UMBC is placed at 9th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 8th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. To continue to support this goal of excellence in education, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding UMBC faculty in their educational mission with faculty learning communities, 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. 

Diversity is a core value of UMBC and we believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. 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 (, the Center for Women in Technology (, 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. The IS department has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female. To learn more about faculty diversity experiences at UMBC see Members of under-represented groups including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Electronic submission of applications is required at All applications must be submitted as PDF files. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all five of the following materials are received: 

  1. cover letter, 
  2. Curriculum Vitae, 
  3. one-page statement of teaching interests, 
  4. one-page diversity and inclusion statement, and 
  5. names and contact information of at least three references. 

For inquiries, please send email to Review of applications will begin December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to the availability of funds. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by this date.

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