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Assistant Professor, Information Systems

University of British Columbia

The Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in information systems or related field and have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who have a strong interest in interacting with IT and business management.

Duties include developing and maintaining an active research program aimed at making a significant contribution to the academic profession, to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as contributing to other teaching and administrative initiatives of the Management Information Systems Group and the Sauder School of Business. Teaching and service requirements are similar to other research-intensive universities.

The Sauder School strives to be a leader in the areas of Finance, Big Data/Analytics, Digital Business, and Behavioral Science. To support these strategic areas, successful candidates must be able to work across fields on interdisciplinary research. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong technical foundation whose research methodology includes the analysis of large data sets. Candidates will be expected to teach courses such as business programming and analytics, accounting Information Systems, database management systems, systems analysis and design, IT project management, or other areas that support our business technology management and analytics curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The MIS group at Sauder has established a world-wide reputation as a leading research group. For example, according to the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) ratings, since 1990 the UBC MIS group ranks 6th in the world and for the ten-year period 2009-2018, the UBC MIS group ranks 10th in the world based in terms of publications in the two top MIS journals – MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

Information about the Accounting and Information Systems Division can be found at https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Faculty/Divisions/Accounting_and_Information_Systems.

We will be speaking with candidates at the AMCIS conference in Cancun, Mexico (August 15-17), CIST conference in Seattle (October 19-20), and ICIS conference in Munich, Germany (December 16-18). Candidates who wish to be considered should apply by August 1, October 1, and December 1 for consideration at AMCIS, CIST, and ICIS, respectively. For candidates who cannot attend any of those conferences, we can arrange to speak with them via Skype. It is recommended that candidates apply by December 1, 2019. However, applications will be reviewed until the position is granted.

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) two research papers and/or a dissertation proposal, (4) a research statement, (5) a teaching statement, (6) a record of teaching evaluations (if applicable), and (7) three reference letters. Please compile your application documents into one PDF file, using your last name (e.g., smith.pdf) as the file name, and submit the application to: debra.harris@sauder.ubc.ca using "Information Systems Faculty Position" in the subject line.

Subject to budgetary approval, the position starts on July 1, 2020. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Kindly indicate your legal status to work in Canada. Information regarding hiring is available on our website at: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Faculty/People/Faculty_Openings.

Applicants to faculty positions at the Sauder School of Business are asked to complete the following equity survey. The survey link for this ad is https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8vwljkQkA0UpSxn . Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “prefer not to disclose.” Thank you in advance for your participation.