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University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks a collaborative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Information Systems. Leading one of the University’s longest-standing and largest departments, the next Chair will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Department.


UMBC is an emerging, dynamic, and diverse public research honors university in Baltimore, Maryland, known for its innovation and undergraduate teaching. With about 14,000 total students, UMBC is a mid-size university with a welcoming, close-knit community. With this reputation and location, the Department of Information Systems is well poised to continue building relationships across campus and externally with nearby funding agencies and major corporate collaborators, such as the National Science Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Corporation.


The successful candidate shall have a track record of leading collaborative efforts on research and teaching and is expected to lead growth and capitalize on the opportunity to shape the department, set the vision for its future, and establish its identity. The new Chair will also sustain and broaden relationships with University and external partners to increase opportunities for interdisciplinary research, funding, cooperative education, and employment. In addition, the next Chair will lead a strategy in building faculty capacity and reputation while focusing on retention and strengthening research and graduate programs.


UMBC has engaged Isaacson Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Applications received by March 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.


All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to: http://www.imsearch.com/6835

Andrew Lee, Partner
Martens Roc, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller


UMBC values safety, cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility, lifelong learning, equity, and civic engagement. Consistent with these principles, the University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of a UMBC community member’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, veterans status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or genetic information

UMBC is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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