Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Information Systems

York University School of Information Technology


Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Discipline/Field: Information Systems

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Information Technology

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

The School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Information Systems at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD by the start of the appointment in Information Technology, Information Systems, Management, or a field related to Information Systems is required. We are seeking outstanding candidates with an ongoing program of research and specialization in Information Systems. While candidates in all specializations within information systems are welcome to apply, the following topics are of particular interest: IT Strategy and Governance, IT Service and Operations Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Sourcing, Ethical and Regulatory Aspects. The ideal candidate is able to demonstrate strong empirical research skills, including qualitative methodologies, and mastery of the dominant organizational, managerial, behavioral, social or other non-technical theories and phenomena pertinent to the area of study. Candidates must show excellence in teaching, scholarly research and service, and to have produced a strong publication record in premier IS venues, appropriate to their stage of career.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the curricular and institutional growth of the School and teach existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Technology in the broad area of Information Systems as prescribed in model curricula such as those of ACM (IS2010, MSIS2016), ISACA, ITAC-BTM. They must also be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

Located in Toronto, York University is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. The School of Information Technology at York University is unique in its interdisciplinary and applied approach to Information Technology research and education. Situated among some of the top Liberal Arts, Business and Engineering programs in the country, the School offers an ideal environment for developing research and educational initiatives that cross disciplinary boundaries. Home to some of the best reputed scholars in their field, the School features a strong tradition of externally funded research and industrial collaborations. The city of Toronto offers an industrially and culturally vibrant and diverse environment and a multitude of opportunities for professional and intellectual growth.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Director of the School at Email: (Subject line: Information Systems).

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

Applications, including: a cover letter, a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogy (optionally including teaching evaluations or a teaching dossier), three representative publications, the names and contact information of three academic referees, may be uploaded to beginning on January 22, 2021.

The deadline for application submission is February 28, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Sotirios Liaskos, Director, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Information Systems).

Posting End Date: February 28, 2021

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