Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in our Business Informatics Department. This position begins August, 2020.
Programs in the Department include a Master of Science in Business Informatics (MBI), postgraduate certificates, and an undergraduate bachelor degree and minor in Business Information Systems. These academic programs are AACSB accredited. The Department of Business Informatics partners with the NKU College of Business to offer innovative interdisciplinary AACSB accredited curriculum and programs. The Department also collaborates with the College of Health Professions to enhance and integrate our graduate and undergraduate Health Informatics degrees and related programs.
Northern Kentucky University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Business Informatics department. The position is for faculty with research and teaching experience in Health Informatics, with preferences for faculty with expertise that span other areas of Information Systems as well. The position will begin August 2020. Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky University is a nationally-recognized metropolitan public university enrolling over 14,000 students and actively engages with its region of nearly two million people. The university offers 79 undergraduate degree programs and master's degrees in 22 disciplines, along with JD, DNP, and EdD doctoral degrees. NKU opened a new $105M interdisciplinary Health Innovation Center in 2018, where Business Informatics and Health Informatics faculty will play a key role in population health research, education, and outreach. In Fall 2019, the University of Kentucky will open a satellite campus of its School of Medicine at NKU. The College of Informatics is one of six colleges in the university. It enrolls over 2,000 students in 12 bachelor's programs and five master's programs. It was formed in 2005 to unite faculty and students from all the information-centric disciplines. It is comprised of three departments: Business Informatics, Computer Science, and Communication. Over its history, enrollment in the college has doubled, and enrollment in its tech majors has tripled. Some of its distinctive majors include Data Science (only the third such BS program in the country when launched in 2013), Media Informatics, and Health Informatics, along with more traditional programs such as Computer Science, Communication Studies, and Journalism. Its outreach arm, the Center for Applied Informatics, received the Excellence and Innovation in Regional and Economic Development Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in 2014, and the Chevron Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in 2018. Cybersecurity is a particular strength. NKU has been designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since 2014, and its new $500K donor-funded Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab opened in 2018. The College of Informatics is located in Griffin Hall, a landmark building filled with beautiful and innovative learning spaces. The Business Informatics department shares AACSB accreditation with the NKU Haile US Bank College of Business. It offers BS degrees and undergraduate minors in Business Information Systems and in Health Informatics, and offers Masters of Business Informatics and Masters of Health Informatics degrees, as well as graduate certificates in these areas. The department collaborates with the College of Health professions to enhance and integrate its Health Informatics programs. In addition, the department operates as the academic home for the Library Informatics program. The department also provides extensive service courses for the universities BSBA and MBA programs. It currently has 17 full-time faculty.
Primary Responsibilities :
In addition to teaching and research, successful candidates for the assistant professor position will also participate in university service and industry engagement activities as applicable. An ability to work with individuals in related academic fields and the local business and healthcare industry, in order to make our programs more responsive to regional and national needs, is highly desired.
Applicants must have a PhD or DBA in Information Systems or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited university; although, ABDs will be considered (official transcripts will be required prior to employment). Candidates with relevant Information Systems industry experience are highly desired. Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged. All candidates are expected to submit a diversity statement. This statement should provide the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional career. In line with the University's Affirmative Action Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited through the application process; however, those data are confidential and are not provided to members of the search committee. Applicants should also provide a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a list of three references with contact information, and a sample of research work. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Teuta Cata email@example.com. Any candidate who is offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by Kentucky State Law.
Minimum Education: ABD
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.