Information Systems – Contractual Academic Staff (one-year)

Posted 11 months ago

McGill University

Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-01
Advertised until: 2023-10-31

The Information Systems (IS) Area of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for a one-year Contractual Academic Staff (CAS) appointment; the contract is renewable. Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in Information Systems or a related field with at least 2 years of teaching experience. The candidate must possess strong organizational skills and expert knowledge in technical and non-technical aspects of IS and Business Analytics. The start date for the appointment will be August 1, 2024.

This CAS appointment will assume their main responsibility in teaching courses in the areas of Information Systems (core IS courses, database management, and analytics) initially to an audience of undergraduate students. This position requires teaching up to eight (8) course sections per academic year. Preference will be given to the candidates who have experience in teaching courses related to data literacy.

The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community through extra­ curricular activities delivered throughout the year.

The Desautels Faculty of Management has more than 80 full-time professors and offers B.Com., MBA, and Ph.D. degrees. The Faculty offers IS and Business Analytics programs at both the undergraduate (Major in IS, Concentration in IS, Concentration in Business Analytics) and graduate levels (MBA Concentration in Analytics, Master of Management in Analytics).

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing. However, knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is desirable.

McGill University
McGill is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Montreal. With more than 80 current tenured/tenure-track professors, the Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to continued growth. The Faculty has 2300 B.Com. students, 250 MBA/ EMBA/ MM students, 76 Ph.D. students, as well as a wide range of executive education offerings.

The IS area counts 14 professors who have diverse research interests at the cutting-edge of the discipline and have published in the highest-level outlets. The IS area offers a great diversity of courses and programs to help management students navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital world. Professors have diverse disciplinary backgrounds and enjoy a high level of independence in their research and teaching endeavors. McGill’s emphasis is on research quality, innovation, and impact. Faculty members have an opportunity to contribute to the activities of several Research Institutes and Centres, including Business and Management Research Centre.

McGill is located in Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design since 2006. Montreal offers a true ioie de vivre, boasting an experience between North America and Europe. It is a bilingual city with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse and dynamic cultural offerings, numerous leisure and recreational activities, and country getaways within a short driving distance. Housing costs, government-funded health care, subsidized day care and free public primary and secondary education help make living in Montreal more affordable. It is also family-friendly and deemed the 4th best city in North America for quality of life in the 2018 Mercer survey. More information about the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Information Systems Area can be found at:

Compensation levels, teaching load, research funding, and travel support are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application process and deadline

All materials must be submitted should be submitted electronically.

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and prospective research interests, and a sample research paper (all in the same section as you submit your CV)

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We are not requesting reference letters at this point; reference check is a secondary step which may follow.

The application deadline is December 1, 2023. Applicants should submit their cover letter, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Animesh Animesh (isac@mcgil

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health­ related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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