Information Systems – Faculty Positions – McGill University

Posted 10 months ago
Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-01
Advertised until: 2023-10-15

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management invites applications for Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full) positions in the Information Systems Area, pending budget approval. The start date for the position is August 1st, 2024. Candidates must have (or be near completion) of a Ph.D. in Information Systems. Applicants demonstrating outstanding potential who are doctoral students and plan to have completed the requirements for their Ph.D. by December 2024 will also be considered. We have a particular interest in candidates whose research profiles align with one of four subjects – EDI, sustainability, entrepreneurship/innovation, and AI/analytics. Applicants in other sub-disciplines will also be considered.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to advance a cutting-edge, compelling, and impactful research agenda. The ideal candidate will have evidence of effective teaching, an experience-appropriate record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, and clear promise of conducting innovative and important research publishable in the top journals in information systems such as those listed on the Desautels 22. Successful candidates are also expected to work actively with doctoral students, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and contribute to the administration of the Area and Faculty. Our emerging teaching needs include, but are not limited to business analytics, core IS course, project management, as well as digital innovation, for both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teaching duties include engagement in both of our undergraduate and graduate programs.

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; but 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 (see 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 joie 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

These materials must be submitted through Workday:

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)

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

All application materials should be submitted electronically by October 15, 2023. Only complete, electronic submissions are accepted.

Any questions about the position or receipt of materials should be addressed to The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:

Animesh, Area Coordinator
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5

Review of materials will begin shortly after the due date above and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Short-listed candidates invited to meet with members of the Faculty should expect to interview either virtually or in-person as of November 2023.

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 proceduresPersons 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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