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DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

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The School of Computing at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Network and Security Technologies to begin in Fall 2022. Candidates must have a PhD, or be expecting to complete a PhD before September 2022, to be considered for this position.  

We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate outstanding teaching and deep knowledge in network design, routing and switching, data center technologies, virtualization, cloud technologies, software-defined networks and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. You will also have opportunities to join established research projects in areas that include Internet of Things (IoT), network security, cellular data, and software-defined networks.     

Successful candidates will be part of a highly-recognized and well-established graduate and undergraduate programs in Network Engineering and Security that make use of extensive network laboratory facilities utilizing equipment from Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto and others. Information about our academic programs can be found here:

DePaul’s School of Computing, part of the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), is committed to the teacher-scholar model that supports outstanding teaching and research activities. The School of Computing has a strong track record of supporting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations. With over 60 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, our school offers a PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences, fourteen graduate and nine undergraduate programs that include Network Engineering and Security, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Physical Systems, Human Computer Interaction, and Game Development. Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the central business district of Chicago, our college also offers numerous opportunities for industry partnerships.

We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to high-quality teaching, solid research results and the promise of continuing productive research. In addition, candidates will be expected to take a leading role in curriculum development. Additional responsibilities include supervising student projects, developing lab exercises, and fostering collaborations with industry in the Chicago area.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have, or expect to have, a PhD degree in computer science, network technologies, telecommunications, cloud technologies, or a related field. In addition, professional and industry experiences and certifications are considered a plus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We will give preference to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding teaching, established research results, advanced professional certifications and/or successful industry collaborations.    

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For priority consideration, application material must be received by January 7, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but no later than March 15, 2022. For questions please email [email protected].

Application Documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae, which should include a list all courses previously taught  
  2. A minimum of three letters of recommendation
  3. Teaching statement (2 pages maximum) that details experiences in teaching and curriculum development
  4. Research statement (2 pages maximum) describing research goals, projects and plans
  5. Diversity statement that addresses the candidate’s values, experiences and plans concerning diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and research.

Applicant Documents

Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
Teaching Statement(1)
Research Statement(1)
Diversity Statement(1)

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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