Assistant/Associate Professor: Systems Development

San Diego, California
Jun 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Management Information Systems (MIS) department in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Management Information Systems at the assistant or associate professor level.  The appointment will begin in August 2018 and is contingent on state funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research interest in the area of systems development and related fields.  

The person holding this position will be responsible for developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in information systems with a particular focus on systems analysis and design, business application programming, and web development.  Qualified applicants will have a doctoral-level degree in information systems or a related discipline by August 2018, demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, and high-quality research commensurate with experience.  Candidates should have a solid foundation of information systems curriculum knowledge (e.g. systems analysis and design, data management, networks, programming, security, etc.)  A record of grant funded research is required for a position at the associate professor level. 

The MIS department is a multidisciplinary department, which includes ten full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members in the areas of information systems, data science, and supply-chain management.  MIS faculty are active in high-impact research.  Recent accomplishments include funded research in cybersecurity by the U.S. Navy and the development of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that supports multi-sensory (e.g., audio, eye-tracking, computer vision) experiments, data collections, and system development research in the areas of AI, affective computing, big data, virtual reality, cyber and physical security.  MIS faculty publish in leading business journals such as Journal of MISMIS QuarterlyJournal of the AIS, and the Journal of Econometrics.  Our research and faculty have been featured in outlets such as The GuardianWashington PostLos Angeles TimesBloomberg BNA, and Wired.  The MIS department has active partnerships within the Fowler College and throughout the SDSU campus in areas such as Accountancy, Computer Science, Engineering, and Homeland Security among others. 

The MIS department offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – Information Systems Major, Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), and MBA specializations in supply-chain management, information systems, and project management. 

The Fowler College of Business enrolls approximately 5,500 undergraduate business majors and about 500 graduate students pursuing the MBA, MSIS, and Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degrees.  The Fowler College of Business is accredited by AACSB. 

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a dynamic public research university and the oldest and largest university in the region.  SDSU serves approximately 35,000 students, offering baccalaureate degrees in 91 areas, master’s degrees in 78, and doctorates in 22.  SDSU is ranked 7th nationally in terms of ethnic diversity and the awarding of degrees to ethnic minorities and ranks among the Top 10 universities nationally in applications for admission.  The Carnegie Foundation classifies SDSU as a “Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity.”  ​During the past academic year, SDSU received a total of 707 external grants and contracts totaling nearly $130 million and, during its current capital campaign, the university has raised more than $725 million in campaign contributions.  For more information, see

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, varying ability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Apply via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin immediately and preliminary interviews will be held via tele-conference in September 2017. Applications received by August 21, 2017 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.  The contact person for this position is:

            Dr. Bruce Reinig, Professor and Department Chair

            Department of Management Information Systems

            Fowler College of Business

            San Diego State University

            San Diego, CA 92182-8234

            (619) 594-3032 (voice)


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.

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

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