Assistant Professor of Business – Computer Information Systems for Business



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Job description

Grand Junction, CO

Position No. F00141
Employment Type: Faculty
Salary: $80,000.00 – 90,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

The Assistant Professor of Business – Computer Information Systems, a tenure-track faculty member of the Davis School of Business, teaches information systems courses primarily at the undergraduate level, but also potentially at the graduate level in the School’s MBA program. Colorado Mesa University (CMU) is a state-funded institution that emphasizes quality teaching and research, having embraced the teacher-scholar model. The Davis School of Business at CMU is currently seeking AACSB accreditation, and our initial self-evaluation report has been accepted.

  • CMU is a modern campus nestled in the Grand Valley in beautiful western Colorado, home of Colorado’s wine and fruit country (including the famous Palisade peaches), with close access to some of the best outdoor activities in the region including skiing, hiking, biking, river rafting and kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. CMU, Grand Junction, and the Grand Valley offer a great environment for quality of life and work/life balance.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in teaching and learning or within the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the school, the university, and the profession are expected and supported.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility (teaching, scholarship, service, and advising) satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities of the assistant professor position.


A terminal degree (PhD or DBA) in information systems (CIS, MIS) or related field with significant coursework (at least 18 graduate credit hours) in information systems required; ABD may be considered with degree to be completed by December 31, 2022

Experience teaching college-level information systems courses (two years preferred)

Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching

Effective communication and organizational skills

Proven track record in scholarly activity is preferred, and future scholarly activity is expected


Ability to teach courses in a curriculum that follows the Computing Curriculum 2020 model for information systems by ACM and IEEE (e.g. networking, systems analysis and design, databases, enterprise systems)

Business industry experience strongly preferred given our hands-on, application-oriented approach in the classroom

Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and advising

Working knowledge of Python or R

The ability to teach in the associated business analytics program (e.g. Introduction to Business Analytics, Quantitative Decision Making, or Big Data) or the cyber security certificate program (e.g. Introduction to Cyber Security, Introduction to Digital Forensics, Fundamentals of Cloud Security)

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

Colorado Mesa University
Attn: Human Resources Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501


How to apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 4/30/2021.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a

  • Cover lette
  • Resume or C
  • Statement of Teaching Philosoph
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
    Provide three letters of recommendation
  • May be emailed to [email protected]
  • Note the candidates name in the subject line
    Direct Inquiries Contact: Dr. Johnny Snyder [email protected]

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Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels. At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.