Assistant or Associate Professor, Information Systems - College of Business (6523)

  • Northern Illinois University
  • DeKalb, IL
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Business: Other

Job Description


The Operations Management and Information Systems (OM&IS) Department in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the field of Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Data Analytics begin in Spring 2022. From 2018-2020, the NIU College of Business was ranked in the top 100 for publications in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research by the UT Dallas Business School Research Ranking. We are seeking candidates committed to publishing high quality research in top-tier journals that will impact the field and practice and are exceptional teachers. Candidates who have an interest in engaging with industry, are committed to student success, understand and embrace diversity in all its forms, interact and work effectively with peers within and across all areas of business and beyond, have capabilities to teach courses with an experiential learning orientation in data analytics or machine learning topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will find the NIU College of Business a great fit for their professional growth. Major responsibilities include - but are not limited to - provide outstanding support to teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (i.e., our faculty currently teach in the MBA, Master of Science in Information Systems and the online Master of Science in Data Analytics programs); advance knowledge through scholarly activities (e.g., research publications, presentations, etc.); actively contribute to the department, college, and university; participate in student mentorship, research, recruitment and retention initiatives; and establishing partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D., in Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited business school is required by the time of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Research, teaching or industry experience and skills in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, interdisciplinary (e.g. AI Applications in Finance) or data science are preferred.

Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience

Priority Review Date: 09/17/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration all candidates must submit a complete application packet including: 1)Cover Letter, 2)Resume/Vita, 3)Teaching Evaluation, 4) Statement of Teaching, 5) Statement of Research Philosophy, 6) Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Philosophy, 7) Sample Publication (if available) and 8) Three Letters of Recommendation online at:

The search committee will be conducting preliminary virtual interviews via Zoom. Please visit for more information about the university and for more information about the OM&IS department and college of business.

Link to Department Homepage:

Physical Demands

Teach, research, and service in DeKalb, Naperville, Hoffman Estate, and Chicago campuses.

Background Check Required: Yes

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator

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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at

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Posting Number: FAC0180P

Position Number: 00006523

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