University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Tenure Track in Information Systems, Operations & Information Management in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Tenure Track in Information Systems, Operations & Information Management

Apply now

Job no: 495631

Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department: Operations Managemnt

Union: MSP

Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Operations & Information Management (OIM) Department of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure track position in Information Systems to start in September 2019. The rank for the position is Assistant or Associate, depending upon the qualifications of the candidate. New PhDs and experienced assistant or associate professors are invited to apply. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems (or a closely related field) from an AACSB accredited program by August 2019. The ideal candidate for this position will have an active program of research with a demonstrated ability for high quality scholarly publications. Preference for this position will be given to candidates who conduct behavioral or strategic IS research. Candidates must have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats to masters-level students with work experience is highly desirable. Potential or demonstrated ability to mentor doctoral students is also highly desirable.

Teaching responsibilities will be focused on business analytics, IS doctoral seminars, and/or IS Strategy. Commensurate teaching experience or evidence of expertise in one or more of these areas is required. Experience with developing and delivering innovative instruction in business intelligence and data analytics is preferred.

Additional Information:

The department has a thriving undergraduate program in Operations & Information Management (with career opportunities in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management); contributes to a highly reputed MBA program, a new Masters’ Degree Program in Business & Analytics (MSB&A), and also coordinates a Ph.D. track, with concentrations in Information Systems and Management Science, for the doctoral program in Business Administration. Information Systems faculty are committed to conducting research that furthers state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. Their research has appeared in top-ranked journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Journal of Management Information Systems. For more information about the department and faculty research, please visit:

The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively; a growing master’s degree program in business and analytics (MSB&A); a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a land-grant university, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and the largest public university in New England. The University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and college. In a 2009 article for, Amherst was ranked first as Best College Town in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 5, 2018 in order to ensure consideration.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Advertised: Oct 31 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: