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Information Systems Area - Assistant Professor Position in Digital Transformation

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 at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Area. The position will begin on July 01, 2024.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in information systems or a related discipline at the time, or near the time, of appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record, and evidence of, or potential for, teaching excellence. The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in both conducting research and teaching in the broad area of Digital Transformation, and specifically in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or data analytics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School’s undergraduate and graduate 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 and other external communities.

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 Information Systems Area places emphasis on the managerial, social, technical and behavioural aspects of the use of information technologies in its research and teaching, especially in terms of newer digital innovations. The School offers a number of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Commerce and MBA programs, a Certificate in Business Technology Management, an EMBA in Digital Transformation, an MSc in eHealth, and a Ph.D., which includes a field in Information Systems. The Information Systems Area participates in these programs in several ways. More information about the School can be found at

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, and 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

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

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job 58132), 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 (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below)).
• Research statement including a selection of research work (published articles or working papers).
• 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. To be considered for the first round of reviews, submit your application no later than November 15, 2023. On-campus interviews of short-listed candidates will commence January or February 2024. 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