Assistant Professor – Information System Design

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The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Information System Design. The position start date is July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

The Faculty of Information is a multidisciplinary faculty with a human-centred, social responsibility orientation ( The information systems area, together with user experience design and human-centred data science, are fast growing areas in the Faculty. The recently launched Bachelor of Information program complements the long-standing Masters and Doctoral programs of the Faculty.

We seek applicants whose research interests are in areas such as business process modelling and management, requirements engineering, information system architecture and design, enterprise information architecture and governance, digital and business transformation or relevant areas. Expertise in data management will be a strong asset.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Information, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a proven record of research and teaching excellence, experience with working across faculties/departments and disciplines, and the demonstrated ambition to advance our Faculty’s Bachelor of Information, Master of Information and PhD programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Research and teaching excellence will be evaluated commensurate with the career stage of the candidate, taking into consideration the life, trajectory and any special circumstances (e.g., career interruptions) as outlined in the submitted materials.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated primarily by publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals or conferences in the field, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Industrial experience in a related area is considered an asset.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a teaching philosophy statement, a summary of teaching experience, interests, and accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to teach, research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.   We seek candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials. Candidates, therefore, must submit a statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching or research that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, committed to educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation. We are guided by core values that include engagement with cultural, social, political, and ethical issues in information to benefit society and transparency, accountability, and public responsibility. With an outstanding complement of almost 40 award winning faculty members, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities of our graduate students, close ties across the university, and committed alumni. The Faculty of Information is especially proud of the calibre, excellence, academic engagement, and diversity of the students it recruits, admits, and graduates.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a research statement outlining current and future research interests;
  • a list of recent or forthcoming publications; up to three samples of recent scholarly work (e.g., an article or book chapter); and
  • a detailed teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching experience, interests, and accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.
  • a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (as outlined above)Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

If you have questions about this position, please contact

All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: . Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The closing date for applications is February 7, 2022, and all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by then.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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