Business/Management (Assistant Professor of Information Systems)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Information Technology and Communication Services Public Health

Job Description

College of Business & Economics
Department of Information Systems

Position: Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Starting Date: August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:
1) An earned doctorate in Information Systems or a closely-related field from an AACSB accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Evidence of training and experience in one or more of the following areas: Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.
3) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level.
4) Evidence of publications or pending publications in refereed conference proceedings.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Applicants specializing in Cloud Computing or Artificial Intelligence will be given preference.
2) Evidence of publications or pending publications in refereed scholarly journals.
3) Evidence of successful teaching experience in Information Systems at the graduate level.
4) Evidence of industry experience in Information Systems.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate may be expected to develop new courses in emerging and innovative technology.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County's dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College:
The College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited school with over 4,000 business majors across various undergraduate and graduate programs. The College provides undergraduate and graduate business education serving the diverse urban population of the Greater Los Angeles area and international students. We prepare students for careers in a global business environment and to become leaders in the business community through strong academic standards, scholarly activity, community engagement, and hands-on learning, resulting in upward social mobility for our students. The College pursues the three guiding principles of AACSB: Engagement, Innovation and Impact.

The Department of Information Systems:
The Department of Information Systems has a long history of offering well-established undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Systems. It is one of the earliest departments in California to offer a Master of Science in Information Systems program. A successful dual-degree program combining Information Systems with other areas of study in the business school is also a key pillar of its programs. The faculty members in the Department have varied academic and professional backgrounds, maintain their Scholarly Academic (SA) status by AACSB standards, and are flexible in their teaching preferences across multiple domains of Information Systems. They help the students build technical and managerial skills around today's high-demand IT and IS fields including business and social analytics, business intelligence, healthcare informatics, big data and ERP, computer communications and networking, cybersecurity, Internet of things, and cloud computing. Taking advantage of its location in the heart of Los Angeles city, the Department has established alliances with industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Amazon, Oracle and Tableau to provide the students with state-of-the-art, hands-on education in cloud services such as AWS and Azure.

Required Documentation:
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (
6) Unofficial transcripts.

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Please type "IS Tenure-Track Application" in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Dr. Song Xing) at:

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 90032 United States View Map