Department Head, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
UNC Greensboro Bryan School
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Computer and Information Science
Commensurate with experience. Full-time position is benefits earning.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management (ISSCM) and Professor of Information Systems in the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics. The Head should have a clear, strategic vision for further advancing the research and education programs in the Department. The successful candidate is likely to have an outstanding record of research accomplishment, wide national and global visibility, and demonstrated leadership experience in the Information Systems discipline. The Head serves as the chief spokesperson and advocate for the Department both within and outside of the University, and ensures that the Department serves as a vital resource to industry partners in the state and region.
About the Department
The ISSCM Department has 14 full-time, and seven part-time, faculty members in the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Operations areas who deliver more than 12,000 fundable credit hours annually. At present there are also four full-time openings for which we are recruiting: a senior faculty position in Health IT, a senior SCM opening, and two visitors in IS/Cyber Security; recruiting to replace the visitors with tenure stream faculty members will commence in summer 2023. Additionally, one junior faculty member in Cyber Security has been hired, and an offer is out to a junior faculty member in SCM, both to start in August 2023. While some openings resulted from departures, others resulted from retirements or reallocation to the Department. The Department serves 383 undergraduate students and 164 graduate students, most of them in the MS in Information Technology & Management (MSITM) program or its stackable certificates in cyber security, business analytics or supply chain management. At present there are seven students enrolled in the Department’s PhD program in Information Systems. Both the BS in ISSCM and the MS are offered online and in-person. All ISSCM offerings are well aligned with SAS, SAP, and Red Hat, offering a pathway for the students to gain industry certifications. Our faculty members are active in research and have published in such journals as Information Systems Research,MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Decision Sciences, and other very high-quality journals. Faculty members in the Department have received external funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Labor, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
The Position of Department Head
The School is seeking a dynamic leader who exhibits passion for the two disciplines that comprise the Department. Reporting to the Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the Department Head is the chief academic, administrative, and budgetary officer, as well as the primary spokesperson, for the Department. The Department Head should model excellence in teaching and research, while providing visionary and innovative leadership for the faculty, staff, and students within ISSCM. The Department Head will be responsible for providing guidance in defining the Department’s strategic priorities, building a culture of meaningful collaboration and engagement among faculty, staff, and students; recruiting and retaining a highly qualified student body and faculty consistent with University and School priorities; and continuing the current growth and quality of the Department across its undergraduate programs and graduate offerings.
Specific responsibilities of the Head include:
providing leadership, mentoring, and infrastructure to support excellence in faculty research and external funding initiatives in order to continue raising the quality (CABSAJG 4* and 4) of scholarly output and the reputation of the Department;
promoting high-quality, innovative curricula that offer enriched undergraduate and graduate experiences and that integrate new and emerging technologies;
working with the Office of Admissions and Bryan School leadership to increase enrollments in the Department’s undergraduate programs;
promoting a strong, positive, welcoming culture and demonstrating a strong commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and retaining faculty, staff, and students that value such an environment;
strengthening strategic relationships with community and industry leaders, including resurrecting the Department’s advisory board;
ensuring effective learning outcomes assessment of the Department’s academic programs;
as appropriate, assisting the Dean and development officers in identifying and cultivating fund raising prospects, as well as making asks for gifts;
building the financial infrastructure of the Department;
representing the Department to University administration;
serving as a Department advocate and spokesperson at academic, social, and public functions and being involved with community service activities; and
working with UNC Greensboro Career Services and the Bryan School’s Office of External Affairs, promote the Department’s students as opportunities to add value to organizations through internships, projects, and full-time hiring.
Candidates should demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications:
scholarship at the highest level as evidenced by publications and a research portfolio in top tier IS journals (e.g., those listed in the Financial Times Top 50 Journals or 4* and 4 on the Chartered Association of Business Schools list)
successful academic leadership experience, including curricular design, strategic planning, and mobilization of faculty, staff, and students around a common vision;
effective communication and public relations skills;
an ability to develop a shared vision through open communication and transparency;
demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong, positive, and welcoming culture, including a strong commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and retaining faculty, staff, and students that value such an environment;
commitment to shared governance;
an ability to cultivate a climate of academic cohesiveness amongst the disciplines within the Department;
an ability and desire to develop a culture of high morale and job satisfaction;
a proven track record working with community and industry partners; and
a collegial personality, positive attitude, and professional demeanor.
About the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
Organized into six academic departments (Accounting and Finance; Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies; Economics; Information Systems and Supply Chain Management; Management; and Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, and Tourism), the Bryan School is quite comprehensive in its academic offerings. It delivers nineteen undergraduate majors/concentrations, six masters degrees, 14 graduate certificate programs, and four PhD programs. In addition to its in-person programs, the School has extensive asynchronous online offerings, and a growing opportunity for synchronous online offerings. To support those, the Bryan School has two dedicated recording studios and two dedicated HyFlex (studio) classrooms.
The range of academic programs is well supported by scholarly activity in the School. For example, in calendar year 2021 its tenure stream faculty members averaged 2.9 peer reviewed journal articles each (including 19 in 12 different FT50 journals), plus 23 others in 4 or 4* journals (CABSAJG), in addition to conference papers, books, and grants.
A point of pride is the School’s profile. Of its 127 (headcount) faculty, approximately 43 percent are women and 27.3 percent are from underrepresented ethnic groups (UREG); the School is striving to improve both percentages. Of its approximately 3,300 undergraduate students, and 700 graduate students, 52.6 percent are women and 52.5 percent are from UREG. The School graduates more Black/African American undergraduate business students, and the combination of Black/African American and Hispanic undergraduate business students, than ANY university in North Carolina and has a strong placement rate and salary.
We believe that we have a strong, high-quality business school. The Bryan School is dually accredited in business and accounting by AACSB, a distinction held by less than one percent of business schools in the world. Our online MBA program, in only its second full-year, was ranked in the top-50 by Princeton Review and in the top-75 by US News in 2023. US News also ranked our MBA as #2 in the US for Greatest Resources for Minority Students and online MSITM was ranked 31st. Our undergraduate programs enjoy a variety of different rankings. National and international visibility also comes from the previously mentioned scholarship success and through our dean, who is chair of the AACSB International Board of Directors.
A search prospectus, with additional information about the department, Bryan School, university and region, is linked here.
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Applicants should possess an earned doctorate from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited school with a specialization in Information Systems or a closely related area (e.g., Systems Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, etc.) and an exemplary record of scholarly achievement, teaching, and service that merits appointment as Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) of Information Systems with tenure within the Bryan School.
The Bryan School of Business and Economics has 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 127 full- and part-time faculty members housed in six departments and programs. Approximately 43 percent of the School’s faculty are women, and 27.3 percent are from underrepresented ethnic groups (UREG); the School is striving to improve both percentages. The Bryan School graduates more Black/African American undergraduate business students, and the combination of Black/African American and Hispanic undergraduate business students, than ANY university in North Carolina and has a strong placement rate and salary. Accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB, the Bryan School is the recipient of many rankings, honors, and accolades. For example, in 2021 its tenure-stream faculty members averaged 2.9 peer-reviewed journal articles each (19 in 12 different FT50 journals), plus 23 others in 4 or 4* journals (CABS AJG), in addition to books and grants. More information about the School may be found at https://bryan.uncg.edu/. The Bryan School has two dedicated recording studios and two dedicated HyFlex (studio) classrooms to support its extensive asynchronous online offerings, and the growing opportunity for synchronous online offerings.