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Tenure-Line Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
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Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

Tenure-Line Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems


The George Mason University’s School of Business located in Fairfax, VA invites applications for a Tenure-Line Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) starting Fall 2024. This is a full-time position with benefits. MIS faculty are part of the Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) area, one of the six areas of the School of Business. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.


George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.


About the School of Business:

The George Mason University School of Business develops career-ready graduates through interdisciplinary academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and innovative business partnerships. As one of the nation’s top research universities, Mason holds an R1 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education®. The School of Business is one of the largest business schools in Virginia, with over 4500 undergraduate and nearly 700 graduate students. The school is AACSB-Accredited and is the first and only business school in Virginia to earn the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), in recognition of its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranks Mason No. 1 in Virginia and No. 13 nationally among public institutions for being the most ethnically diverse. A $50 million planned gift to George Mason University, the largest school naming gift in Mason’s 51-year history, will name the School of Business in honor of Donald G. Costello in late fall 2023, pending SCHEV approval.


About the ISOM Area:

With 19 tenure line faculty and 15 term faculty, the ISOM area is the largest academic area in the School of Business (Click here for details). It is an ambitious, and collegial group that highly values excellence in research, teaching, and service. It includes faculty in MIS, Operations Management, and Business Analytics disciplines, with several having multidisciplinary interests. Our faculty conduct managerially relevant research using a diverse set of methodologies. The ISOM Area faculty have published regularly in premier journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, Journal of Management Information Systems, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, as well as many other top journals. Our faculty members have won coveted University and Professional Society awards for their research and teaching. Many of our faculty serve on editorial boards of leading journals, and all are active professionally in their respective fields.



Major responsibilities include conducting high-quality research and teaching Management of Information Systems (MIS) courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The teaching load for this position is determined according to the School’s workload policy, which specifies an initial load of 9 credits (this typically translates to 3 courses/year) for tenure-track assistant professor candidates and highly productive researchers. Additional responsibilities include service to the ISOM Area, the School of Business, the University, and the profession, such as student mentoring, committee membership, and interfacing with the business community.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. or equivalent in MIS or a closely related field prior to the start of Fall 2024. For current doctoral students, there must be clear evidence of Ph.D completion by the Fall semester start date in 2024; Evidence of a strong research trajectory with the potential for publications in top-tier academic journals; Evidence of effective teaching or the potential to effectively teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and Good citizenship in terms of service is critical, as is the ability to work well with colleagues.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alignment of research interests with current MIS faculty; and Fewer than three years since PhD conferral.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F323Az at by September 21, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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