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Assistant Professor Teaching-Track Position, Information Systems Area

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business (DSB) at McMaster University invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Area. The position will begin on July 01, 2023.

The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment in information systems or a related discipline. Candidates should have experience teaching small and large classes, teaching with cases, and be able to demonstrate pedagogical innovation that enhances the student experience. Evidence of excellence in pedagogical research and/or adult instructional skills training are assets. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate information systems courses, including, but not limited to, topics such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, project management, eHealth, and eStrategy. Work experience in these areas is preferred. A minimum of 5 years university teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate a successful track record in program administration and curriculum development, and will be expected to contribute to curricular development and enhancing the quality of teaching through peer mentorship and teaching assistant training. Teaching stream faculty at the DeGroote School of Business typically teach eight courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School’s academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations, serve on internal School and University committees, and support the School’s initiatives within the business community.

The Information Systems Area is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and is one of eight Areas comprising the DeGroote School of Business. The School offers a number of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Commerce and MBA programs, Certificate in Business Technology Management, EMBA in Digital Transformation, MSc in eHealth, and Ph.D., which includes a field in Information Systems. The Information Systems Area participates in these programs in a number of ways. More information about the School can be found at www.degroote.mcmaster.ca.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to hr.empequity@mcmaster.ca.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at dsbeo@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/, (Faculty Postings, Job 50614), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Brian Detlor, Chair, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LMS 4M4.

Please submit the following materials:

• Submit a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable (include a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below))
• Research statement including a selection of research work (published articles or working papers), especially those concerning pedagogical research
• Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), including a list of teaching experience
• Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
• Provide the names of at least three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

• Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

• No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


Vaccine Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students, effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.
Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/vaccination-mandate/. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

Questions regarding the above requirements or any accommodation requests through the recruitment process can be directed to your HR contact.