Cleveland State University — Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Position Description: The Department of Information Systems in the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University is seeking applications for two full-time tenure track Assistant Professor positions. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. Start date: August 22, 2022.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach information systems courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at on-campus and off-campus locations and online.  The typical teaching load is 16 credit hours per academic year.  Perform and publish scholarly research in the discipline.  Participate in department, college, university, and professional service activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Information Systems (IS) or related discipline. ABD will be considered but will be hired at the rank of Instructor until degree completion. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2023.  Evidence of scholarly activity and collegiate teaching experience. Candidates should have a solid knowledge of information systems, e.g., systems analysis & design, database, networks, security, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of substantial scholarship and teaching excellence.  Research and teaching interests that align with the department’s objectives and ability to teach courses consistent with the department’s teaching requirements. All areas of information systems research will be considered.

While all areas are welcome, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, data science (including image processing, speech recognition), and human-centered computing (including information visualization, human computer interaction). Strong candidates from other areas will also be considered.

Application Material
Please submit the following: cover letter addressing the position qualifications; curriculum vitae; research statement/plan and supplemental materials, (e.g., publications); Evidence of teaching effectiveness (courses taught and course evaluations); unofficial transcripts.  Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university;  and the names and contact information for three references (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email).

Applications should be submitted electronically at
Review of applications will begin January 6, 2022 and the position is opened until filled.

The Department of Information Systems offers courses at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.  The department offers a Master of Information Systems, and majors within the undergraduate and doctoral programs.  The department has active researchers who have published in top-tier IS journals.   

Information Systems is housed within the Monte Ahuja College of Business. The college employs over 60 full-time faculty members and serves over 3,000 students. All programs are AACSB accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cleveland State University enrolls approximately 17,000 students and is located within walking distance of the Cleveland downtown business and entertainment centers. CSU has strong ties with the business and public sectors in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio region feature vibrant neighborhoods, reasonable housing prices, an internationally renowned orchestra, major-league sports teams, and world-class health care organizations. CSU is an urban campus service a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Hiring is contingent upon maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. An offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Dr. Chih-Hao (Justin) Ku, Chair of the Search Committee,