| Position Description - Lehigh University's Department of Management seeks to fill one tenure track position in information systems beginning August 2017. Candidate must have a research focus in the area of business data analytics. Preference is for a candidate at the assistant professor level. Applicants must have a doctorate in information systems or a closely related field at the time of appointment. This position is part of a major interdisciplinary strategic hiring initiative at Lehigh University termed Data X (http://lehigh.edu/datax). As a multi-year, multi-college initiative, Data X spurs the creation of new research initiatives and the strengthening of interdisciplinary teams, programs, and research labs exploring the broad application of data-driven techniques to the sciences, engineering, arts, and humanities. Data X includes not just the analysis of data, but also elements needed to gather, author, distribute, secure and visualize data in the broadest sense. |
We are seeking candidates who have the ability to conduct scholarly research aimed at publication in top journals and capability to provide outstanding classroom performance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interdisciplinary interest between information systems and other business disciplines or computer science is highly desirable. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems or a related area by the time of employment in August 2017.
For 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation's most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has about 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. Approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 400 graduate students, and 80 full time faculty comprise the College of Business & Economics. In addition to offerings at the undergraduate level, an MBA, M.S. programs in Accounting and Information Analysis, Economics, Management, and Analytical Finance, and an economics-based Ph.D. program are also offered. Joint programs exist between business and engineering both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lehigh is ranked 47th among national research universities in the 2016 US News & World Report survey, ranked 32nd in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's top undergraduate business programs (23nd in part-time MBA program) and placed in the most competitive category in both Peterson's Guide and Barron's Profile of American Colleges. Further information about the College of Business & Economics can be found at: www.lehigh.edu/business. Information about the Department of Management can be found at: http://cbe.lehigh.edu/management. The Business Information Systems (BIS) program in the department is designated as STEM.
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA (pop. 75,000) which is in the center of the Lehigh Valley (pop. 820,000). A convenient location between New York City and Philadelphia provides access to many corporations and financial institutions. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from campus. The Lehigh Valley is economically vibrant and provides the best of urban, suburban, and rural living (low cost of living, open space, and a rich array of cultural activities in the area and nearby).