Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor--Search #67802
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, The Department of Information Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and an undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate. Additionally, the department also offers an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program (BIT Online). Among these programs, the BSIT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Furthermore, the cybersecurity specialization is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program by the National Security Agency.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor will: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate courses in online and/or face-to-face format on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses; 2) conduct quality research leading to publications in well-regarded academic conference and journal venues; and 3) provide service on department, college, and university committees as well as to the profession. The position is a 9/10 month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely
    related field, by August 1, 2021.
  • Evidence of the potential of quality teaching in Information Technology, Computer Science,
    Information Systems, or closely related field of study.
  • Evidence of the potential of quality research.
  • Evidence of effective communication and writing skills in English.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and
    curriculum design and development.
  • 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.
  • Funded research experience.
  • Publications and presentations at highly-ranked journals and conferences.
  • 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 application development with emerging web technologies

    Screening of applications begins November 30, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. 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. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. 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 to:

    Lei Chen, Search Chair, Search #67802
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-4848

    More information about the institution is available through or 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/28/2020
    Application Due: 10/28/2032
    Work Type: Full Time