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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in AI in Business – DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

  • 1.  Tenure-Track Faculty Position in AI in Business – DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

    Posted 01-02-2020 14:35
    The DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position from applicants with expertise in the business applications of Artificial Intelligence. The rank and the appointment Area within the School will be determined based on qualifications and experience. The appointment will likely begin on July 1, 2020.

    Candidates should have a strong background and demonstrated research interests in the application of AI in business contexts. The ideal candidate would have completed graduate degrees at the Master and PhD levels in both Computer Science and Business or closely related fields (e.g., a Masters in Computer Science and a PhD in Business or vice versa). Recent and relevant work experience in or strong working knowledge of AI and data analytics in a business context with expertise in AI and Big Data computing platforms will be viewed as a definite asset.
    The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a grants-supported program of research leading to publications in high quality journals, teach in our undergraduate and graduate (i.e., MBA, EMBA, PhD) programs, supervise graduate students, develop AI educational programs and actively engage in activities serving the school, university, professional community, and contribute to the school's governance (i.e. serving on committees). We provide generous funding for research and conference travel and a reduced teaching load during the first few years of the appointment.

    McMaster University prides itself on a strong culture of research, excellence in teaching, and community outreach. In 2018, it was ranked among the top four Canadian universities, and the top 10% globally by both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU). For the past two years, Research Infosource Inc. has evaluated McMaster University as Canada's most research intense University.

    The DeGroote School of Business operates at two campuses, the McMaster University main campus in Hamilton, Ontario and a new state-of-the-art facility in nearby Burlington, Ontario, housing the MBA and executive programs. Successful candidates are expected to be active at both locations.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The search begins immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received before February 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.
    Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website ( (Faculty Postings, Job Opening ID: 30101), directing your application documents to:

    Dr. Leonard Waverman, Dean
    DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4

    Through the above noted on-line system, please submit a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, research samples (published articles or working papers), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of at least three referees.

    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

    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.

    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 diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

    Elkafi Hassini
    Professor and Chair of Operations Management
    DeGroote School of Business
    McMaster University