Pedagogical Assistant Professor in Information Systems
About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a
transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest
undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation, 18% underrepresented
minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff employees.
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community
to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to
provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors,
and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of
Louisville, KY, WKU’s main campus is in Bowling Green, KY – a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse
population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.
WKU seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU’s strategic plans and ongoing success.
We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified
dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time
off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependent are also provided. Learn more about
WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.
- Applications are being sought for
an Assistant Professor (ABD, entry-level or advanced) in Information Systems or equivalent. This is a pedagogical, tenure-track
- Anticipated teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems and/or business
- The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate capability for excellent teaching in an environment where
collaboration, collegiality, and student-centered approaches are valued.
- Business and related experience, service to the
profession, and grant/fund raising capabilities are valuable assets.
must have a Ph.D. or nearly completed terminal degree in Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a related field with significant coursework
in applied Information Systems or Data Analytics.
Kentucky state law requires all
public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational
opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of
discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political
belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information,
pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education
programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in
the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA
Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU”s Discrimination and Harassment
Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated
the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX
Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information
regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU”s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at:
The following items must be submitted through the electronic talent management system by
December 4, 2020, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
- Letter of Intent
- Curriculum Vita
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Names and contact information of
three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee
through an online process at a later date.
You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application
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