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The University of Arizona Management Information Systems (MIS) Department is recruiting multiple tenure-track faculty for the 2024-2025 academic year. To apply for the position please follow the link:

Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding research and teaching capabilities that align well with the MIS department’s various areas of applied computational research and teaching, including but not limited to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, large language models (LLM), data/text/web mining, data analytics, business intelligence, e-commerce, cybersecurity, privacy, and healthcare. Qualifications depend on the rank being sought, but all require an active research agenda with an ability to publish in top MIS or Computer Science (CS) academic journals, including but not limited to: MISQ, ISR, IEEE TKDE, ACM TOIS, JAMIA. Publications in leading CS and/or MIS conferences are encouraged but are ideally translated into journal publications. A demonstrated ability to and/or interest in obtaining significant extramural funding, especially from federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH), is a plus, though not a requirement of the po
 sition. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

With a strong national and international reputation as an agile, innovative, and research-oriented department, MIS is well poised to meet the challenge of serving the evolving research, learning, service, and teaching needs of a premier 21st century discipline. The MIS Department is one of the six academic departments in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Founded in 1974, the department was a pioneer in defining and advancing the field of Information Systems. Since its inception, the MIS Department has made outstanding contributions to the field, both by creating relevant and impactful research and by offering leading edge educational programs. The department is home to several highly successful research centers and labs that have generated over $200M in funded research projects since the 1980’s. MIS faculty members have also been successful with technology transfer initiatives through successful commercialization of their research. The department has bee
 n ranked in the top 5 in the field of MIS for over 30 years. 

The MIS Department offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs in MIS. Over 5,000 students, including 300 PhD students, have graduated from these programs. US News & World Report currently ranks the undergraduate program #5 and the MS program #3 among all universities. The MIS Department is also home to multiple research centers including the Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Center for the Management of Information, and the INSITE Business Intelligence and Analytics Center. Faculty members have extensive experience and accomplishments in AI, data mining, business intelligence, recommender systems, cybersecurity analytics, and healthcare analytics, with significant funding from NSF (e.g., CISE/IIS, CAREER, SaTC, SFS), NIH (R21, R01), and other agencies (e.g., DARPA, DHS). Many senior faculty members are Fellows of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, ISS, and AIS. Collaboration with different disciplines on campus is encouraged and straightforward. 

The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The Eller College of Management and the MIS Department are committed to the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic approach to campus diversity. 

Research-active junior faculty will have a 3-course teaching load each year and are competitively compensated as is typical in a highly ranked MIS department of a leading business school. Starting salaries for MIS junior faculty can be approximately $190K for 9 months, plus up to 2-month’s of summer support, before tenure and depending on research activity.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The UA and the City of Tucson offer many opportunities for families to be employed at the same location. The greater Phoenix area is one of the largest metro areas in the United States and offers many additional opportunities within a 1.5 hour drive. 

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. The University of Arizona is located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona, known for its abundant and amazing opportunities for leisure and outdoor activities, including golfing, biking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and caving. Tucson is a UNESCO recognized City of Gastronomy. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.


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