Faculty Position - Tenure Track Assistant Professor Information and Decision Sciences

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Minnesota

Carlson School of Management

Department of Information and Decision Sciences

Faculty Position – Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Number of Positions:  Two



Program/Unit Description:

The University of Minnesota is well known as one of the founding schools for the MIS discipline and is home to the MIS Quarterly.  New faculty hires will also benefit from the research and outreach activities of the Management Information Systems Research Center and the Analytics for Good Institute.


The department has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty. The department teaches courses and performs research in all areas of the information systems discipline including IT/IS in organizations, economics of IS, design and management of systems, individual and organizational decision support, knowledge management, social media, and business analytics. The department is home to the MS-Business Analytics program, which offers both full and part time study. The department has introduced a minor in business analytics at the undergraduate level beginning Fall 2017. There is an active doctoral program in information systems with 13 students in residence. The IS Undergraduate and MBA programs are ranked 6th and 5th, respectively, by U.S. News and World Report, and the MSBA program is ranked 5th in the U.S. by the QS World University Rankings. For more information on the department, visit our web pages at https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/departments/information-decision-sciences-department.  


Required and Preferred Qualifications:

Entry-level applicants for an Assistant Professor position must have a strong research program, and an earned doctorate by August 31, 2021, in information systems or a related field with IS competence.


Applicants who are already holding an Assistant Professor position at other research universities, besides having a doctorate in information systems or a related field with IS competence, must demonstrate an exceptional research trajectory and evidence of high-impact publications as well as excellence in the classroom.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor position is responsible for carrying out the teaching, research and service mission of the department. The current teaching load for research-active faculty is 10 semester credits per academic year. The teaching assignments will be at both the undergraduate and graduate level with a mixture of managerial and technical courses. The department has a core teaching presence in all programs: undergraduate, full and part-time MBA, Masters in Business Analytics, and executive education. There is also an expectation of advising at the PhD level. On the research mission, faculty are expected to develop and maintain a strong research program that contributes to the IS discipline. The chosen candidate will also be expected to take part in the full range of departmental, school, and university service activities commensurate with rank.


Application Instructions:


  1. To receive consideration apply online at http://employment.umn.edu. In the ‘Keywords’ box, enter the Job ID: 338436.
  2. Submit a cover letter to: MISpost@umn.edu and include the following attachments:
    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. A list of courses taught and course evaluations
    3. A statement of research and teaching interests
    4. A document listing reference names and e-mail addresses
    5. Best three published or working papers
  3. Arrange for three letters of recommendation (on letterhead and in PDF format) to be sent directly to MISpost@umn.edu      

Application Deadline:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 16, 2020 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.



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