Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

By | October 23, 2017

The Information Technology (IT) Area at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand by the start date of the appointment. Also, candidates must have evidence of progressing to a record of strong research, teaching, and service. The strongest candidates will have: 1) expertise in contemporary research practices and a focus on IT security related topics, 2) demonstrated the potential to publish articles in A-level IS journals, 3) ability to teach business analytics, among other courses, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, 4) some level of practical business experience, and 5) the interest in and potential to make internal service contributions.

Currently, the McIntire School of Commerce (http://www.commerce.virginia.edu) awards a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, a Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology, a Master of Science in Accounting, and Masters of Science in Commerce and Global Commerce. McIntire is recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate business education and scholarship. In various annual rankings of undergraduate and graduate business programs, including U.S. News, Business Week, and The Economist, the McIntire School of Commerce is routinely ranked in the top ten.

McIntire serves over 650 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. Undergraduate students enter the McIntire School in their third year at the University and concentrate in at least one of six fields: accounting, finance, information technology, international business, management and/or marketing. The major professional services firms (e.g., accounting, consulting, IT services, and investment banks) and Fortune 500 corporations actively recruit McIntire graduates. McIntire is located in a new 156,000 square foot academic complex on the Lawn in the heart of UVA’s historic Central Grounds, designed by Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently rated highly as a desirable location to live.

McIntire faculty members have received numerous regional and national awards for their research. They also serve as members of editorial review boards and as editors of leading journals in their fields. IT Area scholars include Ahmed Abbasi, Jennifer Claggett, Peter Gray, Stefano Grazioli, Steven Johnson, Brent Kitchens, Jingjing Li, Chris Maurer, Ryan Nelson, Saonee Sarker, Suprateek Sarker, and Ryan Wright.

This position is part of the University of Virginia’s cybersecurity cluster hire program. The initiative is designed to foster pan-university leadership and excellence in cybersecurity research and education across the university. Key aspects of the cybersecurity cluster hire include:

  • Opportunities to grow into exciting interdisciplinary scholarly and pedagogical activities with colleagues in other areas within the McIntire School, as well as scholars across grounds including the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Batten School of Public Policy.
  • Provisions for a modest start-up budget for computational software/hardware, data services, and/or other cybersecurity research needs.
  • Although the primary appointment will be in the McIntire School of Commerce, there are opportunities for secondary appointments across the University, if the candidate is interested and there is a fit.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0621821 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a research statement describing research agenda, a teaching experience statement, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

The job posting link will take you to the main cluster hire page. Please note the post is incorrectly referring to the department as the “Dean’s Office, School of Engineering.” We are working with HR to resolve this posting error (this is a McIntire position). When applying, make sure to select “McIntire” as the primary department from the list of options.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this position please contact Dr. Ryan T. Wright at rtwright@virginia.edu or 434-924-8501.

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