Management Information Systems, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor-ISOM

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Position Overview:

The Information systems and Operations Management (ISOM) department ( seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor who demonstrates a commitment to quality teaching. Visa sponsorship will be provided for qualified applicants.

This position teaches and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.


College/Department Overview:

The College of Business has

  • 67 full-time faculty
  • 40 part-time faculty
  • 6 academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, and Marketing.
  • 15 undergraduate majors
  • More than 2,000 students
  • 3 graduate programs serving more than 200 students combined.

The faculty and staff of the College are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in support of our efforts to prepare students to become productive, ethical, and engaged citizens and business leaders, while promoting commerce and advancing the quality of life in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For further information see our website at

University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma ( is recognized as a metroplex teaching-focused education institution situated on a picturesque campus in Edmond, within twenty minutes of Oklahoma City. The School of Business offers innovative graduate degree programs throughout the Oklahoma City metroplex area. The ISOM department is well-connected to local businesses and has shaped several programs to serve the local business community.

City of Edmond

Edmond (with a population of around 100k) is a vibrant, large, and affluent suburb of the Oklahoma City metroplex (with a population of 1.4 million) with a high median income, top public schools in the state, and many sprawling public parks all with a very reasonable living cost. It is well-connected through road, rail, and air to the Dallas Fort Worth area and Houston. Edmond has constantly ranked in the top 5 places regarding different aspects of life quality. For more information, please visit


Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Applicants who are ABD (ABD candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. before the anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. If not, the position will become an instructor position.) or hold a Ph.D. from a regionally or internationally accredited institution in

  • Management Information systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Data sciences or related fields. (Industrial engineering is not a related field.)



  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses and fulfilling the responsibilities associated with those courses
  • Maintaining a program of research leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing suitable service to the department, university, profession, and/or community.
  • The selected candidate will be part of the Analytics and MIS faculty team and must be able to interact with a diverse population of students, staff, and collaborate well with peer faculty.


Experience Required:

  • PhD candidates within 5 years of graduation.
  • Other candidates should be a qualified scholarly academic per AACSB guidelines.

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.


Experience Preferred:

Preference will be given to applicants with quality teaching experience in several of the following areas

  • Databases and Data Warehouses
  • Python
  • Data Mining
  • Blockchain
  • Predictive Modelling using SAS, Python or R
  • Machine Learning

UCO has a focus on teaching, mentoring, and evaluating students. Thus, all applicants should have

  • A record of and a desire for teaching excellence in their functional area.
  • Previous teaching experience in the higher education environment.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence.
  • A willingness and experience to teach in a variety of instructional modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) as needed.
  • A demonstrated potential to publish quality scholarly research in their field and/or in discipline specific pedagogy.



Excellence in teaching and demonstrated potential to publish high quality scholarly research. Previous teaching experience in higher education environment at level of teaching assistant or higher is required. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence. Oral and written communication skills. Willingness to teach in a variety of instructional modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) as needed.


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


 Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing required and preferred characteristics including examples of collaborations with colleagues
  • Curriculum vita
  • A statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must describe how their teaching will advance critical thinkers and problem-solvers analytically educated. Describing specific examples of real teaching experience is highly recommended
  • Teaching evaluations
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