Request/Posting Number 0711010
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Information Technology - 05150000
General Summary Illinois State University and the School of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, beginning August 16, 2019.
To be considered, applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of the doctoral degree before May, 2020 will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach in information assurance and cybersecurity as well as other areas of computing. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of an established research program related to the technical, organizational, or human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity, or a closely related area and the potential to publish in high-quality outlets. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
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. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated interest in mentoring first-generation students and those from other traditionally under-represented groups.
Salary, Rank, and Tenure: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with the possibility for summer employment.
Additional Information: The School: The School of Information Technology (it.illinoisstate.edu) 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 and 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 (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) 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 fourth consecutive year. Visit http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/ for more achievements. The College of Applied Science and Technology (http://www.cast.ilstu.edu) 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 (http://visitbn.org/).
Required Qualifications 1. A doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of the doctoral degree before May, 2020 will be considered.
2. Potential to teach in information assurance and cybersecurity as well as other areas of computing
3. Evidence of an established research program related to the technical, organizational, or human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity, or a closely related area.
4. Potential to publish in high-quality outlets.
5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. A doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2019
Posting date 08-14-2018
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application and 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. Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn. Representatives from the School are available to answer questions at the AMCIS conference in New Orleans August 16-18, 2018, but will not be conducting interviews.
Please direct questions to Ms. Cris Embree ([email protected]).
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information School of Information Technology:
Ms. Cris Embree
Ms. Abby Bertrand
Departmental Homepage www.it.illinoisstate.edu
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.