Chair, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Kent State University
Location: Kent, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Computer and Information - Analytics
Computer and Information Science
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and level of appointment.
Internal Number: 987098
The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor starting July 2023.
Kent State University is the largest university in Northern Ohio and is recognized as a Very High Research Activity (R1) institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State University serves approximately 33,000 students across eight campuses, with 25,000 students on the Kent campus. In addition, the university operates an academic center in Florence, Italy. With enrollment of 3,500 students, the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a wide variety of undergraduate majors and graduate programs including the PhD degree. The college maintains dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting, as it pursues its mission to generate societal impact through top-tier research, innovative education, and meaningful engagement with the business community. In Summer 2024, the college will move to Crawford Hall, a new state-of-the art facility currently under construction. Crawford Hall will contain several specialty labs including a dedicated Business Analytics Lab and a Behavioral Research Hub. For more information regarding Crawford Hall, please visit https://www.kent.edu/crawford-hall.
The successful candidate will be the inaugural chairperson of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA). Beginning in Fall 2023, the ISBA department will operate as an independent unit separate from the existing Department of Management and Information Systems, https://www.kent.edu/business/mis. In addition to the chairperson, the Department of ISBA is home to twelve tenure-track faculty and three full-time non-tenure track faculty, including three faculty members with appointment on regional campuses. The department offers the BBA degree with majors in Business Analytics and in Computer Information Systems, a MS in Business Analytics, multiple courses in the MBA programs (in-person, online and Executive MBA), and a PhD concentration in Information Systems. In addition, the college operates a Center for Information Systems. The department chair reports to the Dean, Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. A more detailed job description is available at https://jobslist.kent.edu.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate in information systems, business analytics, or a closely related field, six or more years of relevant experience and faculty rank as a tenured associate professor or be qualified for such rank within the department. In particular, candidates should have a demonstrated ability to publish in premier journals in information systems, business analytics, or a closely related field; and to teach effectively at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Candidates will have (i) faculty rank as a tenured, full professor or be qualified for such rank within the department and (ii) leadership experience, consistent with rank, in internal service roles where high-quality research and teaching are the focus or significant contributions to the profession.
To be considered for the position, candidates must submit their application using https://jobslist.kent.edu, including (i) a letter of interest, (ii) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and (iii) a list of three references. The search committee will begin to review applications on January 16, 2023. The deadline to submit all materials is January 30, 2023 at 11:55 pm EST.
Candidates in all areas of information systems, business analytics and closely related fields will be considered. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and level of appointment.
For inquiries about the position, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Pratim Datta at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action employer.
About Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Kent State University
The Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship delivers a world-class education to students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs as well as those taking business courses at six Kent State campus locations. The College provides a full range of business education offerings with 11 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, three graduate certificates, an undergraduate Professional Sales Certificate program; master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, business analytics and economics; as well as a Ph.D. program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
In 2021, the College became the recipient of the largest gift in Kent State history from Ambassador Edward F. Crawford to name the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Crawford Hall, the new home for the College, which will open in 2024. The new building will support innovative instruction, leading research and student support services for thousands of business majors, minors and others taking business courses across the Kent State system.?The College celebrated the official groundbreaking for Crawford ...Hall on March 8, 2022.
The College’s graduate programs regularly earn high rankings, with the Business Analytics program ranking #12 in Fortune’s Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics programs in 2022 and the Online MBA ranking #23 in The Princeton Review’s Top 50 Online MBA programs in 2022. The Online MBA program also achieved Quality Matters (QM)™ Program Design and Learner Success Certifications, making it the first MBA program in the U.S. to achieve these certifications.
The College offers opportunities for students to enhance their professional skill sets through events and resources provided by the Career Services Office. Students can network and learn from top-level executives through speaker series such as the ASPIRE Entrepreneurial Speaker Series, Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speakers Series and the Global Management Center Speaker Series. Students learn from internationally recognized faculty who publish in top academic journals and are regularly sought out by national media for their expertise.
The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is truly preparing students for the careers of the future.