The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Information System
The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in electric mobility, beginning in August 2024.
We seek a candidate with required expertise in electric mobility, transport information systems, IT infrastructure, or data analytics for connected vehicles. This position is part of a university-wide presidential cluster hiring initiative to create 10 positions to develop UGA's research program on electric mobility (news.uga.edu/electric-mobility-initiative-taps-into-evolving-tech-field). Recent manufacturing investments in Georgia by leading electric mobility firms include SK Battery, Hyundai, and Rivian. As of April 2023, Georgia attracted 35 EV-related projects with a total investment of $23 billion. This has created many opportunities to establish a global hub in electric mobility at UGA. The transition to EVs is accompanied by the emergence of connected vehicles and a wealth of data about a vehicle's state, road conditions, highway demand, EV travel patterns, and EV charging requirements. These data provide opportunities to improve vehicle performance, identify road maintenance problems, reduce highway congestion, optimize the timing, placement, and maintenance of EV charging hubs.
Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in information systems or a closely related discipline from an AACSB accredited institution or international equivalent. They must also have a demonstrated potential to establish a successful record in top-tier information systems journals. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching is also desirable.
For information regarding requirements for each faculty rank, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/uga-guidelines-for-apt-academic-rank-faculty-current2223.pdf).
The MIS Department is consistently ranked very highly nationally and internationally for both its programs and its research productivity. Faculty hold editorial positions in the premier information systems journals. The department is quite diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, research methods, and topics of interest, and includes 16 full-time tenure-track faculty and eight full-time lecturers and senior lecturers. Our MIS degree programs include a BBA, an online Masters, and a Ph.D. In addition, the Terry College of Business offers an on-campus MBA degree, an on-campus Master of Science in Business Analytics degree, and off-campus Executive/Professional MBA degrees in Atlanta.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a vitae, a two-page research statement, a teaching statement, and three references (including email address) to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/320766 by October 1, 2023 to ensure full consideration. The department will reach out to your references at the appropriate time in the process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via videoconference. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Amrit Tiwana (email@example.com) with the subject line "MIS e-mobility Position".
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