Artificial Intelligence - Assistant/Associate Professor

Craig School of Business
Info Sys & Decision Sciences
Vacancy # 13344

Artificial Intelligence
Assistant / Associate Professor

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  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
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  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
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The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS) in the Craig School of Business (CSB) at California State University (CSU), Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students in face-to-face and online formats, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as in other information systems areas such as Network Management, Database Management, Project Management, and Computer Programming. Specific assignments will depend on Department needs.

The CSB empowers future business leaders by helping young professionals embark on successful careers in business and economics. With approximately 3,000 majors, we offer bachelors' degrees in Business Administration (with 12 different options including one in Computer Information Systems with 100 students) and Economics, and both a traditional and executive MBA. The CSB is the first CSU business school to receive a naming endowment, a ten million dollar pledge from Sid and Jenny Craig, and also the first in the CSU to be accredited by AACSB, International - this in 1959. Our priority for engaged learning experiences is addressed through internships, mentorships, applied projects, service learning, professional events, an international program and a highly involved regional business community. The CSB offers Business Scholars and Honors programs for outstanding students who want to challenge themselves and conduct research with faculty. The MBA is recognized by the Princeton Review as a top business program.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) in Information Systems, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Computer Science, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will also be considered. For continued employment in the tenure-track position, the doctorate must be completed by 8/12/2019.

Required Experience: Candidates are expected to demonstrate 1) Evidence of teaching ability or potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate level; 2) Evidence of scholarly achievement or potential for publications in scholarly journals, and; 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

To be considered for Associate level, the candidate must also demonstrate substantial evidence of excellence in teaching Artificial Intelligence at the undergraduate level and have an established record of research and scholarly publications in Computer Information Systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will 1) demonstrate the completion of graduate-level course work in Business Administration or have business, professional or managerial experience in relevant Computer Information Systems areas particularly in Artificial Intelligence and 2) industry/practical experience of emerging IT technologies for business and management including AI (like IBM Watson), VR/AR (Virtual Reality/Augment Reality), Deep Learning, Robotics, IoT, and blockchain databases.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing each of the items listed in the required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) doctorate unofficial transcripts, and 4) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Dr. Jesus Canelon, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Craig School of Business; Department of Information Systems and Decisions Sciences; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 7; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.4852; Fax: 559.278.5648; E-mail:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.