Assistant Professor in Computer Science

The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, beginning August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will 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.
The School emphasizes balanced excellence in innovative instruction and research. Candidates looking for a balanced experience that includes recognition and rewards for great teaching and strong research are especially encouraged to apply.
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, LGBTQ+, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

The School:
The School of Information Technology ( 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 Computer Networking 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 900 undergraduate, 120 graduate students and 25 full-time faculty.

Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology:
A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.
Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state’s system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of more than 20,000 students offering 160+ major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university.

Bloomington-Normal Community:
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, Rivian Motors, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For more information on our community, please visit (

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity. 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 or visit

Required Qualifications

1.Doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of the doctoral degree before May 15,2024 will be considered.

2.Candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach a variety of core and advanced computer science courses such as, but not limited to, introductory programming languages, secure programming, computer organization and architecture, and operating systems.

3. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of an established research program in any specific area of computer science, ideally areas with potential to overlap or complement research areas of current faculty, and the potential to publish in high-quality outlets.

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

Work Hours


Proposed Starting Date

August 16, 2023

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
One-page statement of research philosophy
One-page statement of teaching philosophy
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

This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with the possibility for summer employment. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Contact Information for Applicants

Brandi Krizman