Instructor - Department of Information Technology

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Instructor —Search #67697
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for two instructor positions. Both positions are located on the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, Georgia Southern University's Department of Information Technology (IT) offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in
Information Technology (MSIT), and an undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate. Additionally, the department participates in the delivery of the online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program (WebBSIT). The BSIT program has concentrations in General, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Information Technology Management.

Georgia Southern's BSIT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission
(CAC) of ABET. Additionally, the cybersecurity specialization is recognized as a National
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program by the National Security
Agency. The department educates students who will lead one of America's fastest growing career fields. IT graduates will design, build, integrate, and implement IT that will entertain, transport, communicate, educate, finance, and defend future generations of Americans. Active research areas in the department include networking and network security, cloud computing, information management and big data, data sciences, cybersecurity, and web and mobile technologies.
Delivery of the curriculum involves significant hands-on-experience in which students learn practical, current, and applied skills that are valued by employers. Academic alliances with industry partners provide IT majors with experience using state of the art equipment and software. The IT internship program also ensures that students are work-ready when they graduate.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the instructor positions are primarily teaching appointments with some service required. The positions are 9/10 month, non-tenure track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master's or higher degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019. The candidate must have at least 18 graduate semester hours in information technology.
• Evidence of the potential for good quality teaching in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or closely-related field of study.
• Evidence of effective communication skills in English.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Teaching and/or industry experience in Information Technology or closely related fields.
• Evidence of ability to teach in one or more of the following areas:
• Network architecture and networking
• IT infrastructure
• Cybersecurity and network security
• Data science and data programming
• Web technologies, web page and website development
• Web application development with emerging web technologies

Screening of applications begins April 22, 2019, and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting dates are August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via email (as a single PDF file) to:
Dr. Lei Chen, Search Chair, Search #67697
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-4848

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 3/20/2031
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