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Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Information Systems
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2019
Title Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Information Systems
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department College of Business
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Management Information Systems - All
    Technology & Information Management

The OM&IS Department at the College of Business, Northern Illinois University is seeking to fill a tenure track Assistant/Associate position in Information Systems, Data Analytics or a closely related field, to begin in Fall 2020. We seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

We are seeking candidates who are committed to publishing high quality research in top journals that will impact the field, who can interact and work effectively with peers across the department, and be comfortable of teaching data analytics topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Major responsibilities include – but are not limited to – providing excellent teaching to undergraduate and/or graduate students (i.e., our faculty currently teach in the MBA, Master of Science in Information Systems and the online Master of Science in Data Analytics programs); productively engaging in scholarly activities (e.g., research publications, presentations, etc.); positively contributing to committee service within the department, college, and university; participating in student mentorship, research, recruitment and retention initiatives; and establishing partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide.


A Ph.D., or DBA, in Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited school is required by the time of appointment. Online teaching experience, high quality research, and industry experience in Data Science and Analytics are preferred.

Approximate Start Date: August 16, 2020

Teaching Load: 2 / 3

Application Procedure:

For full consideration all candidates must submit a complete application including a Cover Letter, Resume/Vita, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Evaluation, Summary of Accomplishments, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research Philosophy, Sample Publications, and 3 Letters of Recommendation online at: by November 25, 2019. Preference will be given to those applicants who submit their materials by the priority review date, but acceptance of applications will continue until a hire is made. The search committee will be conducting preliminary interviews at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) annual conference in New Orleans, November 23-25, 2019 Visit for more information about the university and for more information about the OM&IS department and College of Business.

University and College Description
Ranked in Business Week’s Top 100 Undergraduate Programs and by Crain’s Chicago Business as having one of Chicago’s Best MBA Programs, Northern Illinois University is one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois. NIU’s AACSB-accredited College of Business is deeply committed to providing a productive research environment for its faculty and a high quality student experience for its 2,500 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. NIU’s geographical reach extends beyond its main DeKalb campus (65 miles west of downtown Chicago, 60 miles from the O’Hare International Airport, and 40 miles west of Naperville – a community with a school system ranking in Newsweek’s 2015 list of America’s Top High Schools) to smaller campuses in Naperville, Hoffman Estates, and Chicago as well as to students online.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

  • EEO Statement
    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employment employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

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    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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    NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

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