Chair, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Chair, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
Job Posting Number 20180022FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department CIS & Quantitative Methods
Position Description

Texas State University invites applicants for the position of chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods in the McCoy College of Business Administration. Additional information about the university and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at

Department chairs are the chief executives of their departments and are responsible for the implementation of the university, college, and department policies and for the development, coordination, and administration of all academic programs and activities within their departments. As representatives of their departments, chairs articulate program aspirations to constituents inside and outside the university community.

Drawing on the assistance and advice of the faculty and staff, the chair has the lead responsibility for the administration of the department, including preparing and managing the budget to achieve departmental goals. In addition, the chair is responsible for teaching schedules, recruitment of new faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance, support for grant and external development opportunities, student advising and formulation and implementation of strategic plans and policies. For more information on the responsibilities and role of the department chair at Texas State, please visit:

Required Qualifications

The department is particularly interested in recruiting an individual who can embrace and enhance the vision of a collegial and productive academic environment. Successful applicants for department chair will have the following qualifications.


Earned doctorate (PhD or DBA) in information systems, computer information systems, management information systems, management science, applied statistics, or decision sciences.

A record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with appointment at the associate professor or professor level.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications


Demonstrated effective administrative skills/experience managing the operations of an academic department in a university.

Familiarity with teaching and curriculum development at the graduate level.

PhD or DBA from an AACSB-accredited school of business.

Sustained record of quality research/scholarship.

Interdisciplinary teaching and/or research experience.

Experience working with external constituencies.

Experience writing and administering external grants.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below by October 2, 2017.

• Current curriculum vitae;
• An application letter describing how you meet the various required and preferred qualifications;
• Names of three references including address, telephone, and e-mail (references will be contacted only for candidates with on-campus interviews); and
• Unofficial transcripts.

The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 10/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Letter of Recommendation #1
  4. Letter of Recommendation #2
  5. Letter of Recommendation #3
  6. Additional Document