Department of Decision & Information Sciences

Faculty Recruitment

Positions in Management Information Systems


The Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DISC), which is a part of the C. T. Bauer College of Business, seeks qualified applicants for one or more faculty positions in the Management Information Systems (MIS) area. The start date for an applicant who is offered a position will be September, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in MIS or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated capability for research excellence and high quality teaching. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests are related to business analytics, predictive modeling, data mining, and business intelligence. This search is open to rank, but the preferred starting ranks are at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Candidates with exceptional credentials will be considered for an endowed position. An applicant to whom an offer is made will be expected to (a) publish in top-tier and highly respected journals, (b) contribute to the mentoring and development of Ph.D. students and (c) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in MIS and related areas. The College offers generous research support and a competitive annual teaching load.

About the University of Houston, the C.T. Bauer College of Business, and the DISC Department:

The University of Houston is a major urban university, committed to academic excellence, and located on a 550 acre campus three miles from downtown Houston. With an enrollment of about 36,000 students representing more than 130 nations, the University of Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the United States. The C. T. Bauer College of Business is AACSB accredited with 4,600 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and Ph.D. Business Week ranks the C.T. Bauer College of Business among the top forty public business schools in the country. The DISC department is home to multiple disciplines: supply chain management, statistics, business analytics, and management information systems, and its faculty members hold doctorates from many of the country’s leading universities. Several DISC faculty members also hold endowed positions, senior editorial responsibilities with leading research journals, and significant leadership positions in professional societies. The headquarters of the Decision Sciences Institute is located in the Bauer College.

About Houston:

According to leading business magazines like Kiplinger's, Business Week, and Forbes, Houston is the Best Place to Live, Work and Play; the Best U.S. City to Earn a Living; the Best City to Buy a Home, and the Best City for Recent College Graduates. The low cost of living enables a high quality of life, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a great metropolis. Houston is also The Energy Capital of the World, second only to New York City in the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, a major healthcare center, and home of the largest US port in total foreign trade and imports. Of the world’s 100 largest non-U.S. based corporations, more than half have operations in Houston. The vibrant Houston business community provides Bauer College of Business faculty members with exceptional opportunities for conducting collaborative industry research.

Application Procedure:

To ensure full consideration, applicants should send a current curriculum vita, contact information and at least three references to by December 1 2014. Letters of reference and copies of publications are not desired at this time. Application review will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Faculty representative(s) will attend the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Savannah, Georgia, August 2014, and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Department of DISC
Melcher Hall Room 280
The University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6021
Phone: 713-743-4747