Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Information Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 01286 - OIS Operations & Info Systems

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2024


The Operations and Information Systems ( OIS ) Department in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah seeks candidates for a full-time career-line faculty (Lecturer) position in information systems. A relevant graduate degree is required for the position, and a PhD in Information Systems or related field is preferred, but may be substituted by relevant work experience. Lecturers are non-tenure track faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching, recruiting and advising students, and monitoring their learning. Depending on experience and education level, they may also conduct original research and serve on various departmental and college committees. Information Systems faculty members at the David Eccles School are highly research active and well networked in academia and industry. Opportunities to collaborate in research studies and practice-oriented student projects are abundant. Depending on education and experience, lecturers can hold the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as be actively involved in mentoring student clubs, managing IT-related competitions, and promoting the programs. In addition, this candidate is expected to assist program leadership in growing the IS program at the university’s newly established Herriman Campus. Topic areas where expertise is desired include (but are not limited to) programming (e.g., Python), system analysis and design, database fundamentals, web app development, and business analytics.

In addition, we are seeking candidates with experience in teaching at the university level, coupled with positive teaching evaluations and curriculum development skills. Technical proficiency in tools such as SQL , Python, or R, as well as staying abreast of industry trends, is crucial. The candidate should bring professional experience and a strong network in academia and industry, showcasing excellent communication, collaboration, and mentoring abilities. A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, willingness to contribute to departmental service, and potential for future leadership are also key attributes we seek. Strong recommendations from credible academics and professionals will further support the candidate’s application.

The David Eccles School of Business is a world-class business school with a rich history of excellence in education and research. The OIS Department is home to faculty in operations and supply chain ( OSC ) and information systems (IS). The Department currently offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in IS, a bachelor’s in OM and PhD’s with emphases on OM or IS. Each winter, the OIS Department hosts 3 research conferences that attract scholars from around the world.

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty from all backgrounds; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Adjacent to the campus is a Research Park, home to more than 50 businesses with close research and operational ties to the University. It consistently ranks among the top academic institutions for creating startup companies based on university technology. Salt Lake City is the state capital and home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations. It is known as a hotbed for technology-oriented business startups that provide great opportunities for student learning and research. The metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1.1 million residents and is a major urban center in the intermountain west. Salt Lake City has extensive arts and cultural activities and a major airport close to downtown. It is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and has four distinct seasons, including mild winters and warm summers, and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, including easy access to the mountains, the red rock country of the Colorado Plateau, and eight national parks. The state of Utah has been recognized numerous times as a top state for business and careers.

Interested individuals should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of 3 references, at . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/12/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01155CF

Type Faculty