Visiting Professor - Information Systems Management - Phoenix, AZ

US-AZ-Phoenix
Job ID
2017-94578
Institution
DeVry University
Department
Academics
Employment Type
Temporary Part-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Do you remember the professor who helped you believe in yourself and in your ability to be the successful professional you are today?  Today, you have the unique opportunity to be that professor, to create the "a-ha" moment of sudden inspiration, insight, and comprehension that will change a student's life forever.

 

DeVry University in Phoenix seeks to welcome new Part Time Visiting Professors to our rapidly expanding degree programs to instruct graduate courses in Information Systems Management.  We are interested in developing long-term relationships with superior faculty who have high professional standards, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a commitment to providing the finest practitioner-focused education. 

 

The typical course of instruction may include:

 

Essentials of Information Systems and Programming (MISM525)

This course introduces students to the logical structure of business computer programs, as well as to applications and management issues involved with corporate information systems. It also provides a foundation for programming in a business-oriented language. Students concentrate on developing programming logic to solve business problems. Design tools such as flowcharts and pseudocode are introduced and used as a foundation for developing programs.

 

Managerial Applications of Information Technology (MIS535)

This course introduces structures, applications and management of corporate information systems. Coursework investigates how technology is changing the way we conduct communication, make decisions, manage people and improve business processes, as well as how it adds value to business. Students access the Internet to gather and use information, and analyze business decisions using decision support tools.

 

Database Administration and Management (MIS561)

This course covers database administration as a managerial discipline, addressing database administrative practices and procedures common for various types of businesses and technology. Important issues in daily operation and long-term planning of database administration are examined in-depth. Administration of Oracle database management systems is also introduced to enhance students’ understanding of database administrators’ tasks and responsibilities.

 

Database Programming and Applications (MIS562)

This course reviews the industry standard ANSI Structured Query Language (SQL), the core of the relational database and associated applications. Students examine the features and programming of SQL extensions supported by leading relational databases widely used in industry, such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. They also learn to develop reports, forms and other types of database application components essential to carry out transactional and analytical operations that support modern business. Applications-oriented projects and cases enhance the learning experience.

 

Enterprise Data Management and Administration (MIS564)

This course focuses on data storage, security and reporting needs of an enterprise-level management information system. Also examined are management and administration of very large and/or distributed database architectures with large geographic topographies. Security issues surrounding management and administration of large distributed enterprise-level databases are presented, as are network and integration issues associated with such systems.

 

Systems Analysis, Planning and Control (MIS581)

This course introduces concepts and tools of systems development and implementation, and emphasizes using the life-cycle approach to effectively manage business information. The course provides practice in each major phase of the life-cycle approach: planning, analysis, design, implementation and operation/support. Business re-engineering techniques and project management models are used.

 

Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Become part of a dynamic team of educational professionals, teaching undergraduate students in a variety of degree programs with a blended-learning format (campus/online)
  • Implement and embrace our philosophy, curriculum and course objectives by engaging students
  • Establish an environment conducive to student engagement by effectively planning and preparing for classes, responding quickly to student requests for assistance and ensuring that students enjoy a powerful learning experience
  • Identify opportunities to enhance student engagement through collaboration with colleagues who provide academic and professional guidance 
  • Promote student success by demonstrating a flexible style and exhibit a passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to develop scholarly excellence
  • Engage with a diverse student body comprised of a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and academic preparation using a variety of platforms and technology
  • Foster a positive learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic and attendance policies

Qualifications

You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you meet the following:

  •  A PhD in Information Systems or closely related field* (typically a DBA) is required.
  • *If the doctorate is in a Business Field but not directly in Information Systems, the Master's degree MUST be directly in Information Systems
  • A minimum of 5 years directly relevant Information Systems or closely related technology experience experience is strongly preferred
  • Prior higher education teaching experience is preferred
  • Faculty must have requisite subject matter expertise and outstanding communication skills
  • Faculty must also have excellent motivational and instructional skills in a diverse and non-traditional environment
  • Must be able to work in a collegial manner and facilitate the efforts of diverse groups

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today!

Who We Are

Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.

 

We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.

 

We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.

 

If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to apply for a position today.

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