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Assistant Professor(s) – Open Positions

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking outstanding candidates for two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in 1) Information Systems and 2) Privacy/Information Security. The position(s) will start in the Fall of 2019.

The Heinz College 

The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University is home to two top ranked schools: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. The College was awarded the UPS George D. Smith Prize for educational excellence in Analytics and is the only academic institution that has won both the Von Neumann Theory Prize for research and the UPS Prize for educational excellence from INFORMS. The College is a center of excellence for research in issues that span people, policy, and technology, and has deep strengths in combining data science with decision science and social science. The Information Systems, Information Security, and Public Policy programs aspire to educate men and women of intelligent action who use technology and analytics to solve important societal problems.

The Positions 

A successful candidate will conduct outstanding research in 1) Information Systems, or 2) Privacy and/or Information Security, and will contribute to our excellence in multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of data science, social science, and decision science. We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in one or several related fields (including Information Systems, Economics, Engineering, Decision Research, Organizational Behavior, Computer Science, or Information Security) who are interested in investigating topics in information technology, social science, and policy. Analytical and/or empirical quantitative backgrounds are particularly desirable, and so is the ability to collaborate with other scholars and units on campus on interdisciplinary research. A successful candidate will publish in leading peer-reviewed academic journals and/or top conference proceedings; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and mentor students; secure extramural research federal funding; and contribute to school/college/university service.


  • Holds a D. in one of the following or related fields: Information Systems, Economics, Engineering, Decision Research, Organizational Behavior, Computer Science, or Information Security
  • Strong research skills and focus on publishing in leading academic journals and/or top conference proceedings
  • Commitment to high quality education
  • Focus on securing extramural federal funding

Application and Further Information 

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and accepted until December 1, 2018. They should include a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, representative articles, and three letters of reference. Informal interviews may be conducted at CIST/INFORMS and ICIS/WISE. To apply, please visit:

If you have questions, please contact (Information Systems position) or (Privacy/Information security position).

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.