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Assistant Professor, Information Systems

Apply now Job no: 540291
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Faculty - Business/Management

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor
Fall 2025

The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS) at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for two tenure‐track Assistant Professor positions in Information Systems with an appointment to begin Fall 2025. 

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established affinity groups you can join to support your success. 

The ideal candidate for this position should have the ability to successfully teach a variety of upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses related to information systems (IS). Depending on the candidate’s capabilities and the needs of the Department, such courses may include artificial intelligence / machine learning for business, blockchain technologies, databases and business intelligence, data as well as process analysis and mining, telecommunication and networks, enterprise systems, information security, IS management, IT project management, programming concepts, systems analysis & design, etc. Current ISDS faculty are active researchers in a variety of areas relating to information systems, data science, and operations management, and candidates must therefore have a clear research agenda with the potential for high-quality scholarly publications. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require a strong record of research. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students, serve on committees, contribute to and participate in the life and development of the Department, and participate in the broader University and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have (or expect to receive before the effective date of appointment) a doctoral degree with a primary area of study in Information Systems or a closely related field such as Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Cognitive / Behavioral Science, Decision Science, or Business Analytics.
  • Demonstrated record of or potential for conducting high-quality IS research.
  • Demonstrated experience in or potential for excellence in teaching a variety of upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching responsibilities will focus primarily on IS-related topics, but this may evolve over time according to the candidate’s capabilities and the Department’s needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effectively interact with and successfully teach students from intersecting marginalized social groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an AACSB-accredited business school or prior record of success at an AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Technical skills in areas such as programming, AI/machine learning, databases, or related business technologies.

A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position #540291, and provide the following required materials: 

  • Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Sample research paper(s)
  • Teaching statement
  • Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
    • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. This statement aims to help the department identify candidates with professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. The statement shall address one or more of the following criteria:
      1. The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education.
      2. The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations in higher education.
      3. The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education environment.
      4. The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities.
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Please ensure that your referents are ready to provide these letters if you reach the finalist phase of the search process. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back into your applicant portal. 

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Amr Soror at asoror@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by July 14th, 2024, 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2024 and will continue until the position has been filled.  The anticipated appointment date is August 18, 2025. Several faculty members from the ISDS Department will attend the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in August, and applicants attending the conference who have a strong potential for success will be invited to meet with these faculty for a preliminary interview.

The College and Department
Located in one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial business environments in the United States, the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, is the largest business school on the West Coast and one of the largest business schools in the United States, nationally recognized for its dual AACSB accreditation in both its business and accounting programs. 

The College provides a world-class business education, offering graduate and undergraduate programs that integrate classroom education with best business practices, technology, award-winning research, applied applications, and real-world experience. Our network of more than 70,000 alumni and business partners are the driving force of Southern California’s economy.

The ISDS department consists of a large, diverse, and supportive group of faculty who have expertise and interests in a vast array of information systems-related and data science-related technologies and phenomena. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers concentrations in Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences, as well as joint concentrations in both Marketing and Information Systems and Accounting and Information Systems. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master of Science in Information Systems program with concentrations in either Business Analytics or Information Systems Management, as well as a fully online and nationally ranked Master of Science in Information Technology program with concentrations in either Data Science or IT Management. ISDS faculty members are active researchers with publications in top tier IS Journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal among others. ISDS faculty are also very active in the College’s MBA programs, including supporting MBA concentrations in Information Systems and Business Analytics, as well as the College’s cohort-based Fully Employed MBA program.

The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,925 to $12,594 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $10,181 to $10,380 per month. 

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).  

Summer research grants, paid Summer teaching, funds to cover moving expenses, start‐up funds, reduced teaching load, and travel support as well as professional development activities support opportunities may be available. 

CSUF Benefits
An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/

Additional Information
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

CSU Policies
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php). 

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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