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Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems and Web Development
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Appointment Date: August 02, 2013
Date of this Notice: July 09, 2013
Fort Hays State University and the Department of Informatics is
accepting applications for an assistant professor of Informatics. The
selected candidate will teach courses in the areas of Management
Information Systems and Web Development. He or she will stay current in
the field through active research and/or practice, and will work with
department, college, and university staff and administrators to recruit
students and faculty and to build industry partnerships for internships
and graduate placement. This is a temporary or tenure track position
with a faculty title and salary commiserate with experience and
Informatics Management Information Systems (MIS) students learn to
use technology to solve business problems and create competitive
advantages to support business functions and processes. Informatics Web
Development majors have the opportunity to learn Web development,
e-commerce, work-flow, and Web-based database development. Students may
seek Web development, coding, database, video and animation, and/or
artistic design skills. Students may prepare for the Certified Web
Design Apprentice (CWDSA) and Oracle Certified Associate
A Ph.D., ABD, or a masters with at least five years of experience in
management information systems, computer information systems, or
information systems is required. Relevant industry experience includes:
web development, programming, and database management. Teaching,
advising, and published research are a plus.
A successful candidate will provide evidence of the ability and
desire to meet or exceed the performance expectations outlined below.
Fort Hays State University faculty perform their duties on a 60%
instruction, 20% scholarship, and 20% service division of labor.
Faculty generally teach four courses a semester. This division of
work duties may be modified through negotiation between the faculty
member and the Department Chair when such a change in assignment will
mutually benefit the faculty member and Department of Informatics.
Ability to teach the following MIS and Web Development courses is considered a positive factor:Introduction to Web DevelopmentAdvanced Web DevelopmentIntro to Web-Enabled DatabasesWeb Scripting LanguagesiOS Application DevelopmentBusiness Software Development I (Visual Basic)Business Software Development II (Java)Android Application Development (Android)Windows Client Administration (Microsoft)Windows Server Administration (Microsoft)Management Information SystemsBusiness IntelligenceEnterprise Resource PlanningCollaboration SystemsManagement Information Systems
The successful candidate will exhibit a scholarly interest and
ability to gain tenure within the requisite time period and a commitment
to remain active in a scholarly manner throughout his or her career.
The Informatics Department recognizes scholarship of discovery,
integration, application, and teaching. Joint publications are accepted
and encouraged – particularly in collaboration with students.
Service to the University, College of Business and Entrepreneurship,
department, the region, and profession is expected of each faculty
The following application materials are required: 1) Letter of
application explaining teaching philosophy and academic and professional
qualifications as well as outlining research and service interests, 2)
Curriculum vitae, 3) Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five
references. Contact: Department of Informatics Search Committeec/o Stephen SchleicherDepartment of InformaticsFort Hays State University, 600 Park St.Hays, KS 67601
phone 785.628.5373fax 785.628.4098email: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.fhsu.edu/informatics
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Informatics at Fort Hays State University is
notable for its innovative culture and successes. The Department was
built upon the theme of the movement and use of information. It has
grown strongly over the last decade due to the quality of instruction in
serving students and has substantial industry support. FHSU
Informatics currently instructs four undergraduate academic
concentrations: Media Studies; Management Information Systems; Web
Development; and Computer Networking and Tele-communications. It offers
multiple emphasis in the Masters of Liberal Studies and the MBA
program. All together, the INT Department serves more than 500
undergraduate majors and approximately 30 graduate students in a given
semester. It has plans to significantly increase the graduate program.
The department includes ten full-time faculty, a lab/studio engineer,
an administrative assistant, and several adjunct faculty. The
Informatics Department has quality facilities include a video studio, an
audio studio, multiple video editing bays, a music recording studio
(shared with the Department of Music), a web development lab, a computer
networking/telecommunications lab, and a graduate research lab. All
classrooms are mediated with built-in computing, Internet access,
multi-media tools, and projection screens. Teaching, research, and
creative equipment and software is typically state-of-the art. The
department will be consolidated in a new building for the Fall 2014
semester. Website: http://www.fhsu.edu/informatics/
Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive university enrolling in
excess of 9,400 students. It has four colleges — Arts and Sciences,
Education and Technology, Business and Leadership, and Health and Life
Sciences — and a Graduate School. It also has a Virtual College that
delivers courses electronically throughout Kansas and be-yond. Students
at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments and study
in an electronic environment throughout the campus.
The university is fully accredited by several national agencies. FHSU
is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education and is
governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of
Kansas. Website: http://www.fhsu.edu
Hays, Kansas is a vibrant university community of just over 20,000
people serving as a regional center for education, health care,
professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western
half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000. The community
has award winning public and private schools. Hays Medical Center
employs over 1000 people. Hays Medical Center is the home to the
DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas and is one of the top rural medical
centers in the United States. Community assets include the Chestnut
Street District in Historic Downtown Hays with its unique shopping,
galleries, and eateries. The Hays Arts Council is the oldest local arts
agency in Kansas and has successfully fostered a strong and nationally
notable arts community. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the
Fort Hays State University campus is home to the Encore Series, the
Hays Symphony, university and other national and world caliber
performances. Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA
Division II athletic entertainment. Hays boasts excellent recreational
facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement,
Hays Aquatic Park, Smokey Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course,
an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for
walking, running, and biking, Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal
Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights.
Multiple high-speed Internet service providers service Hays and the
community has consistently been a national leader in connectivity.
Fiber-to-the-premises will be standard in the community by the end of
2012. The downtown Chestnut Street District, all hotels, and the
regional mall offer free Wi-Fi Internet. Website: http://discoverhays.com .
Diversity statement: Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or
veteran status. Background Check: Final candidate will have consented
to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099, 785-628-4033. Background Check: Successful finalists will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. Additional positions will be posted as they are approved.
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