Assistant Professor in Network and Telecommunications Management

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation.
Sep 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Illinois State University, School of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Network and Telecommunications Management, beginning August 16, 2018.


To be considered, applicants must hold a doctoral degree in networking, data communications, computer science, information technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of the doctoral degree before May 2019 will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach cutting-edge technologies such as software defined systems, data centers and cloud computing, as well as core network design and management courses. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of an established research program in software defined systems, network virtualization, cloud computing, network measurement and management, or a closely related area, and the potential to publish in high-quality outlets. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.


Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses, develop a focused area of scholarly research, supervise graduate students, and provide service to the University, College, School, profession and community.


Salary, Rank, and Tenure: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with a possibility of summer employment.


Application Procedure: For full consideration, applicants must attach (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) one-page statement of research philosophy, (d) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) contact information for three references to posting number 0709910 at Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017, and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn. Please direct questions to Ms. Cris Embree (


The School: The School of Information Technology ( is one of eight units in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The School offers undergraduate majors in Computer Science (CS), Cybersecurity, Information Systems (IS), and Network and Telecommunications Management, and a Master of Science in Information Systems. The undergraduate CS and IS programs are accredited by ABET. The School has approximately 700 undergraduate, 70 graduate students, and 21 full-time faculty. 


Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the university as a “Great College to Work For” for the third consecutive year. Visit for more achievements. The College of Applied Science and Technology ( is home to a variety of disciplines, which include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, School of Information Technology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Department of Military Science and Department of Technology.


Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. In 2015 Google Economic Impact selected Bloomington as the Digital Capital of Illinois. For more information on our community, please visit (


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity.