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Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity

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Illinois State University
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Normal, Illinois

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Job No: 512228
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity

Employee Classification: TTF

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology

Department: School of Information Technology

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Illinois State University and the School of Information Technology invites applications for two tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity, beginning August 16, 2022.

Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with an expected completion of the doctoral degree before May 2023 will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach in various areas in cybersecurity, such as, but not limited to, secure software development, digital forensics, malware analysis, incident response, and hardware security. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to conduct successful research related to the technical, organizational, or human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity, or other related areas, and to publish in high-quality outlets. Candidates must demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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. For consideration for appointment at the rank of associate professor, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation. These are two tenure-track, nine-month positions with the possibility for summer employment. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Additional Information

The School: The School of Information Technology (http://www.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 two Master of Science programs: Computer Science and Information Systems. The undergraduate Cybersecurity program is certified as a CAE-CD. The undergraduate CS and IS programs are accredited by ABET. The School has approximately 830 undergraduate students, 72 graduate students and 23 full-time faculty.

The College of Applied Science and Technology: 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.

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/ for more information.

Required Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with an expected completion of the doctoral degree before May 2023 will be considered.

2. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach in various areas in cybersecurity, such as, but not limited to, secure software development, digital forensics, malware analysis, incident response, and hardware security.

3. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to conduct successful research related to the technical, organizational, or human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity, or other related areas, and to publish in high-quality outlets.

4. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Proposed Starting Date

08/16/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

(a) a cover letter
(b) curriculum vitae
(c) one-page statement of research philosophy
(d) one-page statement of teaching philosophy
(e) contact information for three references

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"

Special Instructions for Applicants

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 512228 via this link: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn. Please direct questions to Cris Embree ([email protected]).

Contact Information for Applicants

School of IT
Cris Embree
[email protected]

Human Resources
Clay Gruenwald
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

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

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. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 09/28/2021 08:25 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


Organization

About

Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, nine specialist, and ten doctoral programs.

The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.

Vision

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens

Mission

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

Values

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.

Diversity

Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.

Integrity

Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

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

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