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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Computing and Information Systems

Saint Mary's University

SOBEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENT
Computing and Information Systems

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Computing and Information Systems commencing July 1, 2022, or soon thereafter. The successful candidates must possess, or be near completion of, a PhD in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. Evidence of an actively developing research program, as well as commitment to education innovation and program support, are required. Desirable areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, management of information systems, blockchain technology, business intelligence, business analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and interdisciplinary business research related to information systems. Strong teaching effectiveness, interdisciplinary business experience, and a collaborative working style are also considered assets.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately 3000 students, is proud of its pivotal role as Atlantic Canada’s largest business school. Our mission statement is, “The Sobey School of Business, through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.” The Sobey School of Business offers a comprehensive range of education programs from a Bachelor of Commerce through our rigorous Masters and PhD degrees. Our academic programs are AACSB-accredited, placing us among the 5% of business schools in the world to have achieved this recognition. The Sobey School of Business is a signatory to the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Initiative
(http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/sobey-aboutaccreditation-and-partnerships.html).

The Sobey School of Business is in a modern facility providing state of the art technology for classrooms. The Sobey School of Business is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment. We welcome those who contribute to the diversity and excellence of their academic community.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primarily undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibilities with excellent research opportunities and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to

sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society.

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits. Information about Saint Mary’s is available at
http://www.smu.ca/about/welcome.html

At Saint Mary’s University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.
Apply online for this position by visiting https://www.smu.ca/about/faculty-employment-opportunities.html and submitting all application material electronically through CareerBeacon. Only electronic applications submitted through CareerBeacon can be accepted. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample of recent research publications, teaching evaluations (if available), along with names and contact information of at least three references. Note that due to size constraints, you may need to provide links to your research publications rather than the actual files.

All applicants must also contact the departmental secretary at fisms@smu.ca to request the “Self-Identification Questionnaire”. Once completed, the form must be emailed to Saint Mary’s University Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Ms. Deborah Brother-Scott (deborah.brothers-scott@smu.ca). Section I of this form is mandatory and relates to citizenship. Saint Mary’s University must comply with federal government requirements regarding recruitment of foreign academics and give priority to qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents, whether in Canada or abroad. Section II is the voluntary self-identification information. The chair of the search committee only confirms the applicants’ Canadian citizenship/permanent residency status with Ms. Brother-Scott.

Consideration of applications will commence on January 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.