Hawaii Pacific University Assistant Professor - Information Systems in Honolulu, Hawaii


Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor will cultivate a course of professional growth as a teacher and scholar while performing service to the department, college, university, and community. They will engage in scholarship activities, with priority for those which engage and enhance the academic and professional development of students. Their primary field of instruction will be Information Systems. They are required to maintain competence in the academic field by remaining current in own and related disciplines and in the most effective instructional methods. They will demonstrate effectiveness in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of new knowledge.

In addition to instructional and scholarly activity, they will participate in commencement, convocations and other university-wide events, and department and collegiate meetings in the week before the start of academic terms. Faculty presence and engagement is expected during academic terms that faculty have teaching responsibilities.

Regular faculty are nine-month exempt employees paid over twelve months. Teaching load is 24 credits per academic year, typically evenly split between fall and spring semesters.

The Assistant Professor of Information Systems will teach both graduate and undergraduate programs in HPU's Master of Science in Information Systems and our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration's MIS concentration. Teaching requirement would include teaching courses in cybersecurity and analytics, as well as service courses in management information systems, office applications, telecommunications and networks. Occasional online course teaching will be required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Information Systems or related field from an AACSB accredited university. ABDs near completion will be considered.
  • A solid foundation of information systems curriculum knowledge with particular focus on cybersecurity or analytics.
  • Demonstrated ability to do original research, scholarship, or creative work appropriate to the discipline.
  • Experience with institutional and professional service mentoring beyond teaching and scholarship. Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness.

  • Demonstrated professional experience and connection to the professional world beyond teaching and scholarship
  • Strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to interact effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching Cybersecurity, Business Analytics or Data Science courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Online teaching experience. Other Qualifications:

  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.

  • Able to teach classes scheduled during days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Must reside in the State of Hawaii. Able to teach classes at multiple locations on Oahu. Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions: Note: Percentages are estimates.

1. Teaching (55%) Teaching is the primary responsibility of Regular Faculty and specific functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop a syllabus of course activities that meet the requirements of the course description or program chair, establishes appropriate student learning outcomes, and provides for appropriate class activities throughout the semester.
  • Plan and deliver individual classes that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University.
  • Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively in the context of an integrated education.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance, use appropriate measures and evaluate student performance on the basis of established student learning outcomes, provide timely feedback to students and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
  • Submit grades and any other required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Administer student evaluations of faculty at the end of each course, review evaluation summaries and meet with department chair and dean to review.
  • Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students. Serve as an advisor to students to assist them in understanding the curriculum, especially within the major, and mentor them as they plan their degree programs and careers.
  • In addition to formal course loads, bear fair share of the faculty responsibility for supervising student research, professional internships, and independent study.
  • Meet deadlines and follow directions of the program/department chair, associate dean or dean of the college.
  • Evaluate the teaching of colleagues through the process of peer review as requested.
  • Prepare Professional Development Plans or Progress Briefs and reappointment/promotion applications according to established guidelines.
  • Promote student success by following attendance related requirements found in the Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures Manual.? 2. Scholarship and Professional Development(20%)

Faculty members are expected to serve as professional*role models to students and colleagues in scholarly activity and in critical investigation and experimentation for the purpose of increasing human knowledge.*

  • Keep abreast of the new knowledge in the field to ensure courses, syllabi, instructional materials and techniques, and teaching methods are current and appropriate, and to participate where appropriate, in school or university-sponsored curriculum development programs and projects.
  • Engage in distinctive course and academic program development efforts; to participate in professional colloquia, seminars, and workshops; and to share ideas and the results of scholarly and artistic endeavors with peers both at the university and in the larger academic/artistic community.
  • Examples of scholarly activities and professional development include but are not limited to the following:
  • Publication of research findings in peer?reviewed journal articles, academic papers, book chapters, books, or other writing normal to the discipline
  • Obtaining internal or external research grants, fellowships, and other funding awards
  • Department, college, university, state, national, and international honors and awards
  • Juried exhibits and performances
  • Invited presentations, exhibits, and performances
  • Invited evaluations and reviews of the work of other professionals
  • Participation on review panels for outside funding agencies
  • Service as either editor or referee for professional publications
  • Leadership of, committee work for, and participation in scholarly and professional organizations
  • Sustained activity in program development
  • Advanced study, certifications, and professional leadership seminars
  • Scientific research projects in Information Systems or closely related field involving undergraduate and graduate students. 3. University Service (20%) Engage in service to department, school or college, and the university in ways that extend and enrich the university's academic programs and its governance.

  • Attend orientation programs and Faculty Assembly meetings and participate in academic duties.

  • Participate in academic governance of department. Participate in committees; course, program and curriculum area coordination; curricular development and textbook selection; instructional workshops and activities within own curricular areas, policy and program review; or other learning assessments.
  • Serve as representatives on school or college level and university level committees of the Faculty Assembly, as well as on other task forces and committees that assist the chair of the Faculty Assembly and/or the deans in the formation of academic policies and related matters.
  • Assist with co-curricular activities to include organization of, participation in, or presentation of faculty forums or workshops; advising and sponsorship of clubs and societies; participation in, organization of, providing guidance and assistance to extra-curricular or co-curricular university events such as banquets, the literary magazine, the athletic program, intercultural events, theatrical productions, guest speaker forums, or graduation ceremonies.
  • May include specific accomplishments as a voluntary or elected member of a Faculty Assembly or school or college level committee; curriculum area liaison; coordination of a course, program or discipline; mentoring other faculty; program review activities; coordinating training or other events; and recruitment activities. 4. Performs other related duties as appropriate (5%)

  • Engage in community service by providing volunteer assistance to an agency or organization, particularly as that assistance derives from professional knowledge and expertise or provide pro bono (unpaid professional) services to local, state, regional, national or international organization.

  • Actively participate as an effective member of team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.

This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job.

Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic_ _information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Location: HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu, HI

Job Type: Faculty - Regular Full Time

Department: Dept Of Fin Econ & Info Sys - Instruct

Job Number: 00858

Closing: 12/31/2018 11:59 PM Hawaii

Agency: Hawaii Pacific University

Address: 1164 Bishop St 8th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Phone: 808-544-1188

Website: http://www.hpu.edu/employment