The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is collaborating with the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) at Temple University’s Fox School of Business on an annual job index for the field of information systems. This report, which will include pay scales and career prospect information, is intended to become the first reliable indicator of the growth of the discipline and profession.
“This partnership and initiative is an important part of the overall IS branding campaign being undertaken for the association,” said AIS President Dov Te’eni. “Those of us who have been working in the field are privy to its exciting career prospects, and this index will be a useful measurement of the bright future for those entering the field as students, academics or professionals. We are excited to work with Temple University on this endeavor, whose expertise in researching and developing this report will be integral to its success.”
“The IS job market – enrollment, placement, available jobs – is today very hard to assess. We plan to address this problem by producing a systematic annual assessment of the IS labor market,” said Munir Mandviwalla, IBIT executive director and chair of Fox’s Department of Management Information Systems (MIS). Mandviwalla is part of the project team with Fox professors Paul Pavlou and Crystal Harold. “We are pleased to partner with AIS and offer our services to the IS community.”
AIS is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics, students and professionals specializing in information systems.