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Academic Unit Head, Department of Computer Information Syste

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Academic Unit Head, Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Working Title Academic Unit Head, Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Position Number 3606 Posting Number F1541 Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Business Department 100330 - College of Business-Instruction Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No About James Madison University Mission
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. Vision
To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world. Who We Are
Located in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, JMU is a highly selective, diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The University is committed to innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students. General Information James Madison University's Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics ( CIS & BSAN ) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head. The Department of CIS & BSAN is an academic unit of the College of Business and has 26 full-time faculty members, over 650 CIS majors (in two concentrations: information systems and business analytics), 100 CIS minors and more than 50 BSAN minors. In addition, the Department supports the College by providing core business classes in information systems, business analytics, and operations management. The Department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate programs that include hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analyses, and engaging classroom experiences designed to prepare graduates to work independently and in team-oriented environments. The CIS program is accredited by ABET . In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education, departmental faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of the College's Executive Leadership MBA , Innovation MBA and Information Security MBA programs. Outside the academic community, faculty members maintain strong connections with the consulting industry in Northern Virginia and Richmond, and interact regularly with members of the Department's advisory board. The AACSB -accredited James Madison University College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the CoB had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business program ranking. In 2018, the Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review's list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP , Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM , McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG , and other Fortune 500 companies. They readily engage with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100 students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is one of the most diverse communities in the State of Virginia. JMU is a highly selective, diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The university is committed to innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students. Duties and Responsibilities The AUH is expected to assume traditional administrative and operational responsibilities such as preparing schedules, providing faculty support and leadership, serving as a liaison between senior leadership and the department, identifying and advocating for departmental resources, performing faculty evaluations, developing a departmental strategy for curriculum, alumni engagement, and student success, and supporting the institution's commitment to diversity. Qualifications The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in information systems, operations management, management science, business analytics, or a closely-related field, ideally from an AACSB -accredited institution. Applicants must have sufficient teaching, research, and service credentials to qualify for tenure in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. Previous experience as a department chair or some other significant academic leadership experience is beneficial. The candidate will be expected to promote diversity, access and inclusion among students, faculty and staff. The position requires strong communication skills, the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities, and the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders. Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. Posting Date 01/14/2021 Beginning Review Date 02/15/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2021 EEO Statement James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991. Reasonable Accommodation Request If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you. Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information. The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS : To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1541. Candidates interested in faculty positions at the University must complete the online employment application in the JMU JobLink system and upload the following documents through the site:
--- Cover letter
--- Curriculum vitae
--- Statement of leadership philosophy (Other Document #1)
--- Statement of their commitment related to diversity, access and inclusion (Other Document #2)
--- Statement of teaching and research philosophy (Other Document #3) The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. To guarantee full consideration, please provide all of these materials through the JMU JobLink system. Position start date is July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested parties may contact Dr. William C. Wood, Department Head of Economics and Search Chair, by email at woodwc@jmu.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal history check. Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document #1
  • Other Document #2
  • Other Document #3 Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * How did you learn about this position?
    • Charlottesville Daily Progress
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Employee Referral
    • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed.com
    • INSIGHT Into Diversity
    • JMU Dual Career and Community Resources Program
    • JMU JobLink
    • Job Fair
    • NCAA
    • Northern Virginia Daily
    • Nuevas Raices
    • Other Referral
    • Phone Inquiry
    • Radio
    • Richmond Times Dispatch
    • Roanoke Times
    • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
    • US Military Pipeline
    • VA Jobs Website
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Walk-in
    • Washington Post
    • Winchester Star
    • Other
    • * If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position. (Open Ended Question)

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