Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Job posting number: #7183654
Posted: September 29, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Do you want to have a greater impact inside and outside the classroom?
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a premier university located in New England, might be the place for you!
The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenue track) opening in Information Systems (IS). The position will commence August 2024. We seek motivated applicants with research focused on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and analytics and their applications in business organizations. Successful candidates must be prepared to conduct high-impact research, publish in high-quality outlets and commit to high-quality teaching.
WPI is a selective private university with a global footprint. It is a place where:
business and engineering/science collaborate and multidisciplinary teaching and research are encouraged, students excel, embrace challenges, and are independent learners,
project-based education pervades in the classroom and in a network of more than 40 project centers across the world, innovation is encouraged, a strong sense of a community and the desire to conduct impactful teaching and scholarship prevail.
Ranked highly by US News & World Report among national comprehensive universities, WPI enrolls over 4,000 undergraduates and over 2,000 graduate students and enjoys close working relationships with many corporations, due in part to its project-enriched curriculum that engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving. WPI was ranked first in the nation in the 2016 The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking for the category of "The Top Faculties; Schools that do the Best in Combining Scholarly Research with Classroom Instruction."
About the Business School: The Business School is not your average business school. As the business school of a premier technological university, we build on the strengths of WPI by integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the curriculum and encouraging interdisciplinary scholarship. We offer four undergraduate majors (including MIS), five master’s degrees, a Ph.D. (with a concentration in IT), and are active participants in WPI’s interdisciplinary programs in Data Science. The Business School offers faculty members an innovative and collegial educational and research environment, outstanding students, and outstanding support for research and teaching.
The Business School has been ranked in the top 10 by several organizations, including The Princeton Review Best MBA Programs for Management, Poets & Quants Best Online MBA Programs, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Business and Economics Research Citations.
About the region: With over 200 universities in a 100-mile radius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in the greater Boston area which is known for its dynamic academic environment, thriving economy, rich culture, and quality of life.
Your Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in Information Systems or Technology or a closely related area, with research interests related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and analytics and their applications in organizations. We will consider candidates in all areas of Information Systems. Preference will be given to those with an ability to engage in high-quality scholarship and high-quality teaching and evidence of interest in AI, ML, and analytics as applied to contexts such as FinTech and Healthcare. The applicants should be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels related to these topics. Interest in collaborating with colleagues from other departments is a plus.
Our Expectations: Teaching requirements for tenure track assistant professors in the Business School are three courses per academic year. Graduate courses are in a 14-week semester format, with some offerings online, on campus (3 hours one evening per week), or hybrid. Undergraduate courses are in 7-week format (half semester) and meet twice a week on-campus for 2 hours. At the graduate level, AI, ML, and analytics courses attract students from our MBA, MS Business Analytics, MS Data Science, MS Information Technology, MS in FinTech, and MS in Operations and Supply Chain Management programs. Research leading to publications in high-quality refereed journals is expected and supported.
For Consideration: If you are interested in joining our faculty and team of motivated and caring colleagues, you should include:
A cover letter that explains your scholarly activities and how they fit with this position
A Curriculum Vitae including three references - make arrangements for us to receive three letters of reference
Other supporting materials, such as teaching evaluations and published articles, are welcomed.
Timing - The position will start in August 2024. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue on a rolling basis as they come in until position is filled. Applications submitted before December 1st will be prioritized. Members of the search committee will be at HICSS 2024 and will hold interviews with candidates who are attending the conference.
For questions or clarifications, please contact Professor Bengisu Tulu, Search Committee Chair at [email protected].