Assistant Professor/Instructor, Information Systems

  • Full-time
  • Type of employment: Regular full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried/teaching/stipend)
  • Job Classification: Faculty
  • Department: Business Administration

Company Description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

Job Description

The Augsburg Department of Business Administration invites applications for a full-time faculty position. The position will start August 2023. Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity as well as success in teaching and serving students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

We are seeking candidates to teach Information Systems (IS) courses. This position will be tenure track or non-tenure track depending on qualifications.  The non-tenure track position would be for for three years which may be renewed.  Candidates should be able to teach classes in IS management, IS operations, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Data Management, IS strategy and implementation, SQL and  data visualization.  Information Systems certifications are valued. 

Faculty hired on a tenure track line are expected to engage in teaching, scholarship and  service to the Department, University and the profession. For the non-tenure track position, teaching and service to the Department, e.g., advising is required. Faculty hired on non-tenure track may have the position converted to tenure track dependent on the credentials of the candidate and approval of the Department and University. 

The Business Administration Department stresses active and experiential learning.  Faculty are able to get to know students well in small classes which are typically less than 30. The Department is housed in our newest building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion. Collaborations within the Department and across the University are valued in order to provide the highest caliber education for our students through opportunities such as internships, faculty/student research and service learning opportunities. Our location in Minneapolis provides broad ranging opportunities for collaboration with industry partners as well as colleagues at the numerous colleges and universities in the Twin Cities.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in information systems or a closely related field for non-tenure track position. For the non-tenure track position, candidates may also hold an MBA with at least five years of information systems experience

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate in information systems or a closely related field is required for the tenure track position. Previous college level teaching experience is desirable.  The preferred candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of lower and upper division courses in this area of specialization. Doctoral candidates will be considered if the doctorate will be completed by August 2023. Experience with web development and data visualization is valued.  Preference is given to candidates who have earned their degrees at an AACSB accredited institution.  

Additional Information

Application Instructions and Requirements

To apply for this position, please go to https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/ and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of courses taught (or teaching related experiences), teaching philosophy and for the tenure track position a scholarship statement.  Your cover letter should: 

  • Describe your commitment to teaching management information systems courses at the undergraduate and MBA level

  • Express your interest in Augsburg University and your ability to educate and mentor diverse students

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names of two professional references.  One of them must be able to address your teaching or teaching potential.  If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.  Review of applications is ongoing beginning October 28, 2022 and will continue as needed until the search is concluded. Further information is available at: https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email: [email protected]

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