Assistant Professor - Management Information Systems
Simon Fraser University
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Technology and Innovation Management
Tenure Track or Tenured
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for two tenure-track positions in Management Information Systems, beginning July 1, 2022 (Rank Assistant Professor).
The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong ability for delivering high-quality, scholarly research, teaching excellence and leadership abilities. Special consideration will be given to candidates with scholarly program aligned with the research and teaching needs in MIS area, as well as alignment with Beedie School’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities (of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective). Of particular interest to the MIS faculty group are candidates with a scholarly program that emphasizes novel business research questions in innovative and cutting edge domains. Such candidates will also be expected to create original teaching content in these domains, thereby aligning their research and teaching agendas. Candidates should also have the potential to engage with practitioner communities and make an impact on practice through their research.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in MIS or a related field. Recent graduates and ABD candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will be expected to teach courses in traditional MIS areas such as Digital Business Strategy, Project Management, Business Database Management, Business Software Development, Information Systems Analysis and Design and Business Analytics, at either undergraduate or graduate levels. The candidate will also be expected to augment these course offerings with content covering recent technological trends and industry needs.
Teaching responsibilities also include regular review of course content covered by part-time faculty as well as coaching students for case competitions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Beedie’s research and teaching excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance and offer assistance and guidance to students, peers and the academic community through activities such as committee work, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities.
Located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sk?wxw? u?7mesh U?xwumixw), Musqueam (xwm?θkw?y??m), Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, SFU is actively building an increasingly diverse and inclusive community.
The Beedie School of Business is a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We offer programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. We are also home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator. Simon Fraser University is one of just over 40 Ashoka Changemaker Campuses globally, recognizing our commitment to social responsibility and innovation.
SFU’s Beedie School of Business was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement, and generating positive change in its communities.
With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at http://www.beedie.sfu.ca/.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview via Zoom.
A complete application must include:
a cover letter
an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships)
statement outlining the alignment of your research and teaching to the position’s qualifications, Beedie’s strategic priorities and vision
proposed program of research and two examples of scholarly work
a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area (this may include a statement of pedagogy, prior or proposed syllabi, and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice)
names and email addresses of 3 referees (ranked in order of preference). SFU will contact referees directly.
SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.
Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.