Assistant Professor in Information Syste
Position Announcement – Assistant Professor in Information Systems
The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Information Systems beginning September 2021. The position requires a Ph.D. in Information Systems or a closely related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Knowledge of cybersecurity, business intelligence, programming languages, and other IT-related topics is required. Priority will be given to applicants with track records of publishing in top journals in Information Systems and related fields. This position will be filled subject to final budget approval.

The standard teaching load for faculty at the Rawls College Business is 2-2. For assistant professors hired directly from graduate school, the teaching load is typically 2-1 for the first three years. Summer support is usually also guaranteed for the first three years. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in our IT undergraduate, M.S.-Data Science, and Ph.D. and pursue research and publish in top journals. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Applicants will be expected to do service. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

The ISQS area offers an IT undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree in Data Science, and a Ph.D. degree. The college offers undergraduate, Master of Science (online and in-person), MBA (STEM, Professional, and Online), and Ph.D. degrees. In addition to ISQS, the Rawls College has areas of Finance, Management, Marketing, and Energy Commerce, as well as a School of Accountancy and a program in Health Organization Management. The Rawls College faculty have been well recognized for their research achievements. The Rawls College of Business is located in a state-of-the-art building opened in 2012.

The business programs at Texas Tech benefit from several advantages not possessed by many locations. Texas Tech is a comprehensive university that includes a medical school and health sciences center, a school of pharmacy, an engineering college, a law school, an agriculture school, an experimental sciences center, and many other schools and colleges. Additionally, Texas Tech’s location boasts a regional medical hub with two large hospitals and a large healthcare industry, a regional banking hub, a major energy production area (wind and oil-and-gas), and a significant agriculture industry.

Texas Tech University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity university (Tier 1) with approximately 40,000 students. Texas Tech University recently achieved designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The university is built in Spanish Renaissance architecture and boasts one of the top university public art collections in the nation, with works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, a city of 250,000 in the south plains region of Texas. With a grid-like structure and a great road and highway system, nearly every point-to-point trip in the city takes 15 minutes or less. The cost of living is low compared with most metropolitan areas in the US, and Texas has no state income tax. Excellent public and private schools are available. The climate is excellent: Winters are short and relatively mild and summers are sunny with low humidity.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Screening of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications and a detailed curriculum vitae. To apply, please visit, and search for requisition 22273BR. Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Alireza Zadeh, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

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Jeannette Diaz
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Texas Tech University
703 Flint Ave
Lubbock, 79424