Looking for a Teaching and/or Research Position in the IS Field?

Then you’ve arrived at the right location! The 5 most recent IS teaching/research job positions are now displayed on the right-hand column of our site. This information is regularly updated, so keep checking back to see if there’s a job for you!

Looking for Jobs

Where do you look for OCIS-related academic positions? A few sites I keep on tab include the Chronicle of Higher Ed and AIS Placement Services.

Syracuse University Opened Up New Positions for Fall 2008!

For those of you who are in the job market right now:

Syracuse University School of Information Studies just opened up new positions. IST is a wonderful, very collaborative place with a great culture. The Ph.D. program is also great, and Ph.D. students collaborate actively with professors as part of their research practica, or voluntarily, which means you get interested and qualified students to collaborate with you on your research! I would have loved to work at IST, so I strongly recommend it to all of my colleagues and friends.

Below is the formal job description.

Yeliz Eseryel, Ph.D. Candidate
Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Research focus: Leadership in global teams.



The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has
several tenure-track openings for promising or established scholars to
join its highly active, accomplished, and interdisciplinary faculty.

The iSchool (http://ischool.syr.edu) hosts seven research centers and
laboratories, and has strengths in information management, information
security, virtual collaboration, Internet research methods, emerging
networking technologies, natural language processing, digital literacy,
information retrieval, digital libraries, and telecommunications policy
areas, among others.

Our 40 full-time and more than 100 part-time faculty members seek
entrepreneurial scholars whose interests complement and mesh with those
of current faculty members to start in either Fall 2008 or Spring 2009.
To complement our research strength in the social and organizational
dimensions of IT, we seek scholars who have a track record in spanning
disciplinary boundaries in the study of socio-technical systems. For
instance, we are seeking scholars who can contribute to research and
teaching in the area of cyberinfrastructure, as defined by the National
Science Foundation’s blue ribbon panel. Cyberinfrastructure refers to
the various kinds of information infrastructure that contribute to
ubiquitous, comprehensive digital environments. We are particularly
interested in individuals who have the potential to obtain grants and
other external funding or an established record of doing so and who
strengthen one of our existing research areas. Individuals with teaching
experience and who can provide evidence of a strong commitment to
teaching excellence are preferred.

Rank and experience level of these positions are open. A completed Ph.D.
in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the
Ph.D. by August 2008 is required. Responsibilities will be appropriate
for rank, with the typical allocation of two courses per semester,
research activities, advising, participation in School and University
committees, and other duties as assigned by the dean.

Submit a curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching
interests; research writing sample(s); teaching portfolio or other
evidence of teaching experience; and at least three references to
www.sujobopps.com. The Job Number is 024017. Questions may be directed
to the search chair at ijobopps@syr.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the candidates
are identified. Those applications submitted by May 15, 2008, will be
given priority as we would like to move quickly.

Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Postings

For those of you who have procured, are currently seeking, or are planning to find a faculty position, where do you look for job postings? I imagine many of us turn to the AIS placement service web site, or perhaps The Chronicle’s web site. Are there other valuable sites? Does anyone visit individual college and university web sites?

Map and RSS feed of current IS faculty openings

Hello everybody,

with the new recruting starting soon, I thought it might be a good idea to share one of my projects with you. Starting last year, I manually mapped job openings onto google maps, which was quite laborious to say the least. Thanks to Yahoo, the job map now is dynamically updated and should be a useful tool to scan the market. There is also an RSS feed availiable if you prefer to browse the text based listings.

You can check out the project at: http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~vsascha/mapO.htm

You can subscribe to the feed at:


I hope this helps with your job search. As always any feedback is appreciated.


On the market?

Is anyone on the job market this year? If so, willing to share your experience so far? I plan on hitting the market next year, and I would love to hear and learn from the mistakes experiences of others.

Preparing for an academic job interview

Image credit: rickz

With placement activities at ICIS approaching in a week, I have a hunch some readers of this site are thinking about preperations for job interviews. 🙂

The most useful resource I’ve found yet (via a link at ISWorld) is this comprehensive list of questions to prepare for, ask (by job title), and not ask!

This is a topic we’ve covered here before, too. Don’t forget to revisit useful posts from this site here and here.