Full Job Description
The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University invites applications for a professor of practice (assistant, associate, or full) in information systems and data science beginning August 2020. The position is non-tenure track and is similar to what some institutions term “clinical” professors. The position requires either a Ph.D. in MIS or a related field (preferred), or a master’s degree in MIS or a related field and extensive work experience allowing the person to be professionally qualified for the position. Salary is commensurate with experience, but is in the same general range as salaries for new tenure-track assistant professors.
Professors of practice at the Rawls College teach three courses per academic term and engage in significant service activities. Some research or consulting is required to maintain academically-qualified or professionally-qualified status. For this position, we seek someone who can teach a variety of MIS (Scripting Language/Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management, etc.), and/or intro-level statistics courses to fill teaching needs in our undergraduate program, the MBA program, and the M.S. in Data Science program. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties may include program-building, external engagement, and advising student organizations, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.
The MIS group is located in the Information Systems & Quantitative Sciences (ISQS) area of the Rawls College of Business. The MIS group has a long tradition of publishing in top-tier journals in MIS and allied fields. The MIS group has one of the leading scholarship cores in cognitive and neuroscience research and behavioral decision making research in the IS field.
In addition to ISQS, the Rawls College has areas of Finance, Management, Marketing, and Energy Commerce, as well as a School of Accountancy and a program in Health Organization Management. The ISQS area offers an undergraduate degree, a master’s degree in Data Science, and a Ph.D. degree. The college offers undergraduate, Master of Science, MBA (STEM and Working Professional), and Ph.D. degrees. The Rawls College of Business is located in a new state-of-the-art building opened in 2012.
The business programs at Texas Tech benefit from several advantages not possessed by many locations. Texas Tech is a comprehensive university that includes a medical school and health sciences center, a school of pharmacy, an engineering college, a law school, an agriculture school, an experimental sciences center, and many other schools and colleges. Additionally, Texas Tech’s location boasts a regional medical hub with two large hospitals and a large healthcare industry, a regional banking hub, a major energy production area (wind and oil-and-gas), and a significant agriculture industry.
Texas Tech University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity university (Tier 1) with approximately 35,000 students. The university also recently achieved official designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education. The university is built in Spanish Renaissance architecture and boasts one of the top university public art collections in the nation, with works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.
Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Yuan Jin, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Normally, a master’s degree in the discipline or the substantiated equivalent in professional experience of ten (10) years or more
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Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
Up to 25%
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.