Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant 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, 2023

Information Systems, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Information Systems at the Assistant level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in hand by July 1, 2023 in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Management, or a field related to Information Systems is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in one or more areas, including but not limited to: IT Strategy and Governance, IT Service and Operations Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Sourcing, Ethical and Regulatory Aspects. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

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.

We seek to appoint an outstanding researcher as part of the university’s strategic commitment to accelerate York’s progress toward being recognized nationally and internationally as a top comprehensive, research-intensive university. The Dean is able to offer enhanced research support for the first three years of this appointment.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Further, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the curricular and institutional growth of the School and teach existing and new 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.

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.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. 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. 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 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 Professor Arik Senderovich, Chair of the Search Committee at

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 racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form/.

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.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2022.

To be considered for the position applicants should upload the following documents to beginning on September 26, 2022: (a) a signed cover letter, (b) a detailed curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research, (d) a statement of teaching (optionally including teaching evaluations or a teaching dossier), (e) up to three representative publications, (f) the names and contact information of three academic referees.

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


Posting End Date: November 30, 2022