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Multiple Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the Department of
Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites applications for
three open rank tenure-track faculty positions starting August 2020.
Successful candidates will complement and extend our current strengths in
Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, Health
Information Technology, and Software Engineering. Candidates with research
interests cross-cutting multiple areas are particularly encouraged to
apply. Strong candidates with a research emphasis in other areas may also
be considered. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Information Systems,
Computer Science, or related fields no later than August 2020.

All candidates are expected to establish a collaborative, externally
funded, and nationally recognized research program; they are expected to
contribute to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses
offered by the department effectively. Candidates are expected to be
innovative in terms of pedagogical methods, course content, and curriculum
development, and be committed to advising, mentoring and supporting student
success. All candidates should have experience in – or have the potential
for – building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching,
mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. Candidates for the
Associate Professor rank should also have a strong record of research,
teaching, service, and a sustained externally-funded research program.
Candidates for the Full Professor rank should also demonstrate leadership
in their field, hold an excellent academic record, and show a history of
securing external funds for multiple sizable research projects. We are
particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are
members of groups that historically have been under-represented in the

The Department has 30 full-time faculty and over 1,600 students, including
over 70 PhD students. The department offers undergraduate degrees in
Information Systems and Business Technology Administration. Graduate degree
programs, MS and PhD, are offered in both Information Systems and
Human-Centered Computing, including an innovative online MS program in IS.
In addition, the Department houses the Master's in Health Information
Technology, which is a professional degree program. Our faculty are
actively engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research within and
across departments and institutions, and three of our current faculty have
received NSF CAREER awards. Further details can be found at  .

UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world in inclusive
excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we
are one of the most innovative universities in the nation (US News). To
continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center provides
excellent support such as classroom observation, collection and analysis of
student feedback as well as regular workshops and pedagogical
demonstrations. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our
location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS.
UMBC's strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us
close to many high-tech companies as well. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher
Education also named UMBC as one of the best colleges to work for, for the
ninth year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply committed
to the success of all of our faculty. We have various mentoring programs
such as "launch committees" to offer regular and structured mentorship for
faculty to develop a thriving and successful research program and the
Eminent Scholar mentoring program to build relationships with leaders in
the field beyond UMBC. The campus is close to both energetic urban centers
and family-friendly suburbs. Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott
City have been routinely ranked as top 10 best places to live in the US.

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. 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.

For full consideration, applications for the positions must be submitted as
PDF files via Interfolio at   by December
15, 2019

A complete submission will consist of:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
4) Two-page statement of research interests.
5) One-page statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive
6) Names and contact information of at least three references. Letters will
be required later for short-listed candidates.

Candidates' experience will be evaluated commensurate to the rank to which
they are applying. For inquiries, please email to
[log in to unmask]  Review of applications will begin in
December, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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

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