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Open Rank Tenure Eligible Position in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

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Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, United States (on-site)
12 days ago


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University welcomes applications for an open-rank, tenure/tenured position in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Business Analytics (BA) with an expected starting date in August 2024. The MIS and BA faculty currently consists of twenty-two (22) full-time, tenured, tenure-track, or professionally qualified faculty members. Primary responsibilities include research and teaching in cybersecurity at the undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. levels.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an outstanding MIS and BA research program in cybersecurity. The applicant is also expected to demonstrate strong teaching abilities in both online and in-person classes. Effective communication with prospective and current students, industry personnel, and the wider community is essential to this position.

Required Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. (or expected completion before August 2024) in information systems, business administration, computer science, data science, or related field.
2. Demonstrated ability to produce scholarly research on cybersecurity, with potential for publication in the department’s top journals.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduates.
4. Candidates at the associate or full professor level need to have a record that meets the standards for tenure at Iowa State University.
5. Must meet the college’s standards to be Scholarly Academic Qualified under AACSB Accreditation standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A record of cybersecurity publications in high-quality journals and papers presented at major conferences.
2. Significant cybersecurity research in progress that is targeted at top journals.
3. A record of external grants on cybersecurity research/education.
4. A record of high-quality teaching on cybersecurity.
5. Industry experience and professional certifications in cybersecurity.
6. For associate or full professor candidates, potential to contribute to the continued development of departmental Ph.D. students.

Please contact Professor Rui (Ray) Chen (, the Search Committee Chair, for questions about this position. 

Department/Program & College Description:
The Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University, established in 1984, further Iowa State University’s land-grant ideals by training students to be knowledgeable and ethical communicators, leaders, collaborators, and problem solvers through impactful research, innovative teaching, and community engagement.

The college offers undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than five percent of business schools worldwide receive this accreditation. Additional information can be found at

The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics faculty are active in their field. They have been published in premier journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Decision Sciences Journal. They serve or have served as editors, associate editors, and members of editorial boards for leading information systems journals. ISBA faculty have active research projects in business analytics, cybersecurity, healthcare, IT strategy, artificial intelligence, and other IS and analytic areas. The faculty collaborates with colleagues in the department, college, university, and profession. Ph.D. students graduating from the ISBA department have placed at schools such as Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, University of Cincinnati, and Florida Atlantic University.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community:
By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensiveland-grantmission of education, research, extension, and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State, we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.


Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please visit the following webpage, click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application by October 12, 2023.

Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date:
September 11, 2023

Posting Close Date:
October 12, 2023

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70738323
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Ames, Iowa, United States
  • Position Title: Open Rank Tenure Eligible Position in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • Company Name For Job: Iowa State University
  • Teaching/Research Area: Cybersecurity
  • Secondary Teaching/Research Area: Information Security
  • Position Type: Open Rank Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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