Assistant Professor - Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity

The Department of Information Science Technology at the University of Houston (UH) is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity programs to begin in Fall 2024.  

We seek a colleague who can contribute to the success and growth of our applied research-oriented program and must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking research agenda that will secure competitive external funding. We welcome applicants with a diversity of research interests that complement those of our current faculty members, foster collaboration, and are relevant to Computer Information Systems and/or applied Cybersecurity. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. 

Candidates should have experience teaching in both face-to-face and 100% online formats at undergraduate and graduate levels. Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrable record of incorporating applied/hands-on learning experiences into their courses. Candidates will demonstrate openness to innovative instructional strategies, a willingness for continuous professional development, and a continuous improvement plan to stay abreast of industry needs in curriculum design and delivery. Teaching expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, database management, application design & development, or data science is desirable.

Applications may be submitted at They should include a letter of interest, research statement, names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in the selection process to submit letters directly via the online system), a current curriculum vita, representative papers, a teaching statement, and evidence of effective teaching.

For inquiries about this position, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Renjie Hu (Faculty in CIS and search committee chair) at The review of applications will commence on October 15, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by November 1, 2023. 

UH’s CIS and Cybersecurity programs are committed to enhancing the variety of its faculty to conduct research relevant to all parts of society. We pride ourselves in being a place where individuals from diverse backgrounds want to work to achieve innovative research outcomes and provide cutting-edge instruction to one of the nation’s most varied graduate and undergraduate student bodies. We thus encourage applications from individuals who will help broaden participation in Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity programs by (1) further enriching the faculty body and/or (2) demonstrating how they contributed to successful research and (3) demonstrating interest in developing open pedagogical solutions to address the needs of our student body.

The College of Engineering is the second largest college at the University of Houston and one of the fastest growing. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future’s technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning, and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the country, UH is a federally designated Hispanic and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving institution with an enrollment of more than 47,000 students.

The University of Houston is also responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required.  Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning. 

Preferred Qualifications: Work and/or Teaching experience in Information Systems or Cybersecurity.

Organization: H0137 Info & Logistics Technology
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Sep 29, 2023, 3:21:15 PM

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