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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Information Systems at UMass Amherst

  • 1.  Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Information Systems at UMass Amherst

    Posted 09-22-2022 13:37

    The Operations & Information Management (OIM) Department of the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an open-rank tenure track faculty position in information systems to start in September 2023. Preference will be given to candidates at the level of Associate or senior Assistant Professor. We encourage all levels of experience to apply.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have an active program of research with a demonstrated ability for high quality scholarly publications in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). Preference for this position will be given to candidates who conduct socio-technical IS research in areas at the intersection of (1) implementation, design, and use of information systems, and (2) business and societal domains of their application, to produce research that can make a difference to theory, practice and/or policy making. We are looking for colleagues who will work with a highly active and dynamic group of faculty, and bring an engaged approach to research vis-à-vis societal and organizational problems. Current faculty members' interests include topics, such as, but not limited to: information systems such as AI/Algorithms, ranking algorithms and social media; domains of application such as cognitive and emotional aspects of IS, online communities and algorithmic work; and methods such as experiments, secondary data analysis, and surveys.

    Teaching responsibilities will depend on the needs of the department, focused typically on business analytics, strategic aspects of IS, and enterprise systems.


    • Ph.D. in Information Systems or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited program.
    • Expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Ideal candidates will have:
      • Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats to masters-level students with work experience.
      • Potential or demonstrated ability to teach doctoral seminars and mentor doctoral students. 

    Additional Information
    Our increasingly diverse student body requires candidates who embrace inclusion, value achievement and integrity, and consistently engage collaboratively with our community. We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals who are committed to mentoring those who have been historically under-represented in Operations and Information Management.

    The Department has a thriving undergraduate program in Operations & Information Management (with career opportunities in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems); contributes to a highly reputed MBA program, a Masters' Degree Program in Business & Analytics (MSB&A), and coordinates two Ph.D. tracks, namely Operations Management and Information Systems, for the doctoral program in Business Administration. The Department faculty are committed to conducting research that furthers state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. Their research has appeared in top-ranked journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management.

    The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs with a strong master's degree program in business and analytics (MSB&A) and a culture committed to research with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines.  In 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked Isenberg's undergraduate business program #49 in the nation and #1 in the northeast; our online MBA program #12 in the nation and #1 in the northeast; and our full-time MBA program #53 in the nation and #2 in the northeast.

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the largest public university in New England; offering bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and college. In a 2009 article for, Amherst was ranked first as Best College Town in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America

    Application Instructions
    Interested candidates should submit the following through the application link:

    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Research Statement outlining research interests, accomplishments and future goals.
    • Teaching statement describing teaching philosophy and relevant experience.
    • Statement about equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to the faculty role in teaching, research and/ or service. Specifically, the search committee is looking for indicators of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the different ways this might be demonstrated, such as in research and scholarship, teaching, mentorship, service and engagement, skill building and personal growth, and personal background experiences.
    • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

    Please apply by October 15, 2022 to ensure priority consideration. The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified, or until the position is filled.

    Senay Solak
    Professor and Department Chair
    Department of Operations and Information Management
    Isenberg School of Management
    University of Massachusetts Amherst