Job Description Summary
Position: The Auburn University Harbert College of Business, Department of Systems and Technology seeks applications for a one nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position in Information Systems Management. The contract is renewed annually based on need, funding, and performance. The position can be filled as a lecturer/senior lecturer depending on the background and experience of the candidate. This nine-month position is designed to support the Information Systems Management degree program of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate for this position is to teach a selection of undergraduate information systems management courses required of students in the information systems management degree program and assist in the professional development of information systems management students. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, and leadership to information systems management program courses. An ability to teach a variety of undergraduate information systems management courses is a requirement. Under typical circumstances, the teaching load for the position will be three to four courses per semester, which includes course development and course management activities. In addition to instructional duties, successful candidates will be expected to mentor students through the job search and hiring experience and into possible participation in student organizations, as well as other mentoring and knowledge enhancement opportunities.
About the College and University: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent "Because this is Auburn" campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction. The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.
Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4 hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
Because this is a teaching intensive position, candidates should have instructional experience and a record of high-quality teaching. Successful candidates will be required to possess a master’s degree or higher in business or an appropriate related discipline area at the time employment begins. Practical information systems management experience and some background in adult instruction are desired. Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.