University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant / Associate Professor, Information Technology Innovation

  • Job Title: Assistant/ Associate Professor – Information Technology Innovation (ITIN)
  • Department:  Si2
  • Posting Number: 2020F-00187
  • To apply, go to http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/12202
  • Please contact Dr. Ann Fruhling (afruhling@unomaha.edu) or Human Resources if you have any questions
  • Review of candidate materials will begin January 8th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled

The School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Information Technology Innovation (ITIN) at the rank of Assistant/Associate. The anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The position will play an important role in advancing the School’s commitment to preparing students for careers in Information Technology (IT) Innovation. IT Innovation is the interdisciplinary practice of conceptualizing, designing, prototyping, and fielding an IT-based product or service. It focuses both on the technological and entrepreneurial aspects of IT products. IT Innovation brings together aspects of Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Visual Design and Engineering with other disciplines that inform IT design and application. At the time of hire, candidates should have earned a doctorate in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to teach unique undergraduate and graduate courses in an innovative, interdisciplinary college focused on serving a vibrant metropolitan area. New hires are expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program and productive collaborations with business and community partners. Other duties may include mentoring graduate students, engaging in service learning, and providing school, university, and professional service.

Faculty in the IT Innovation program currently research virtual/augmented reality, design and creativity, human-machine collaboration, product development, music informatics, human centered computing, and Service Science Management and Engineering. Applicants whose research interests complement these areas are encouraged to apply.

For those applying for the rank of Associate, there must be a track record of extramural funding and scholarly articles in their relevant disciplines. For those applying for the rank of Assistant, evidence of potential for developing a robust research program should be demonstrated.

With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For more information see https://www.unomaha.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-support/che-ad-for-uno—may-2020.pdf . The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing IT Innovation program in the College of Information Science and Technology that is actively engaged with others colleges on the campus as well as community partners. The university and college have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed.

Document Requirements:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement – highlight past research accomplishments, lay out your vision for how you plan to build on, or branch out, from your previous work
  4. Teaching Statement – address your teaching philosophy in interdisciplinary pedagogy and how you have fostered or plan to foster success with undergraduate and graduate students
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement – address your philosophy on diversity, including, but not limited to, addressing the needs of students from underrepresented groups
  6. Names & contact information for three references – Provide a list of three references that may be contacted – we will only do these for finalists; all finalists will be notified before we contact references.

About the College of Information Science & Technology
The College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) is a part of The Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering (PKI). The College of IS&T was founded twenty ago, committed to answering the urgent call for a robust information technology research education. The College of Information Science and Technology established itself as a pioneer in the IT schools movement, a path-breaking model we have continued to drive forward. The College is home to over 60 faculty and staff, and nearly 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students, and supports over $12,000,000 in active grant funding. The College of IS&T has advanced research labs including labs for intelligent agents, open community research, data mining, big data, and cybersecurity.

About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only public, metropolitan university in the state, dedicated to the advancement of teaching, research, and service. Located in the heart of Nebraska’s largest city, UNO is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research and a Carnegie Community Engagement university, offering programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree levels to over 15,000 students. New students in 2018 included 39.4% first-generation and 32.2% ethnically diverse students. In 2014, the University of Nebraska at Omaha was named the nation’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity, certifying UNO as a higher education leader in community engagement. To learn more about how UNO lives its metropolitan mission, see Growing With and Within our Thriving Community: https://www.unomaha.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-support/che-ad-for-uno—may-20201.pdf

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

UNO offers more than 130 undergraduate majors and more than 60 graduate programs in a wide variety of fields. In addition to the university-wide Graduate College, UNO’s colleges include Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Communication, Fine Arts and Media; Information Science and Technology; Public Affairs and Community Service; and Continuing Studies.

UNO provides reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless to do so would pose an undue hardship. If you need accommodations in order to complete the application process or to perform any essential element of the position sought, please contact Human Resources: Eppley Administration Building 205, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha NE 68182-0263. Email: Kristina Hoffmann (kristinahoffmann@unomaha.edu). Telephone: 402.554.2463

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