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Visiting Assistant Professor

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV US

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Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP), Management Information Systems Department

The Management Information Systems Department at the College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University is seeking qualified applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position beginning August 11, 2017, or if not filled, January 1, 2018. This is a non-tenure, continuing appointment.

Duties will include teaching undergraduate MIS courses in subjects such as programming languages, data structures, computer literacy, systems programming, networking and network security, systems analysis and design and database technologies. Duties may include teaching graduate level courses in MIS or Business Data Analytics including Data Collection, Decision Sciences and Analytics, Business Simulation Modeling and Data Visualization. Duties will also include student retention, recruitment and placement activities.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, copy of all university level course transcripts, and provide the names and contact information for at least three of your references. Submissions should occur via the WVUHire system at

West Virginia University (WVU) is a public, comprehensive, land grant institution founded in 1867. It is the flagship doctoral degree-granting institution in the state. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, WVU is rated R1 (Highest Research Activity). The College of Business and Economics was founded in November of 1951, and in 1954 became fully accredited by AACSB International. B & E offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE), and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with ten majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. At the Master's level, B & E offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Online Hybrid MBA, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations, a Master of Science in Business Data Analytics, a Master of Professional Accountancy, a Master of Science in Finance, a Master of Arts in Economics, and a Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Administration. At the doctoral level, B & E offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing.


The position requires that a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems or a related field of study at the time of appointment. Knowledge of the subject matter, evidence of teaching excellence with proven teaching experience is also required. Experience in either the information systems practitioner area or practical research applications will also be highly valued.

The applicant must be fluent in writing and speaking English. The applicant must also have knowledge of data analytics, decision modeling, lab based online teaching tools, DFD diagrams, ER diagrams, TCP/IP model, Wireshark, PHP, C, C++, C#, Java, Linux, Windows, computer literacy, computer security, software engineering and iPhone app programming is desired. Associated certifications may include CompTIA, CEH, CISSP, CCNA, CIW, MCITP, MCSE, PMP, ITIL and COBIT.

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