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Assistant Professor - Department of Information Technology

Georgia Southern University

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Assistant Professor—Search #67949
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.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving nearly 26,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

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 Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's 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's of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master's of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and an undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate. Additionally, the department also offers an online Bachelor's 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 is required to: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate courses in online and/or face-to-face format on both Savannah and Statesboro campuses; 2) conduct quality research leading to publications in well-regarded academic conference and journal venues; and 3) provide service to the department, college, university, and professional committees. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a closely related field from an accredited institution, by August 1, 2023
  • Evidence of quality teaching in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a closely related field of study
  • Evidence of the potential of quality research
  • Evidence of effective communication and writing skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching and/or industry experience in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Technology, or closely related field
  • Funded research experience
  • Publications and presentations in journals and conferences

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period within current policy
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses

    Screening of applications begins November 28, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2023. 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 (3) 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 to:

    		Dr. Lei Chen, Search Chair, Search #67949
    				Georgia Southern University
    	Email: [email protected]
    		Telephone: 912-478-4848 (ITIT)

    More information about the institution is available at 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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