Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity

Illinois State University and the School of Information Technology invite applications for one tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, beginning August 2024.

Job Summary

Illinois State University and the School of Information Technology invite applications for one tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, beginning August 2024.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in various areas of cybersecurity such as digital forensics, incident response, and server management, develop a focused area of scholarly research related to the technical, organizational, or human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity, or other related areas, to publish in high-quality outlets, supervise graduate students, and provide service to the School, College, University, 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. Candidates are expected to take an integrative approach to working with faculty, staff, and students from various backgrounds within and outside the School.

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, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Computer Networking, and two Master of Science programs: Computer Science and Information Systems. The undergraduate Cybersecurity program is certified as CAE-CD. The undergraduate CS and IS programs are accredited by ABET. The School has approximately 900 undergraduate and 150 graduate students and 28 full-time faculty.

Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Visit for more achievements. The College of Applied Science and Technology ( 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.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 171,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, three hours from Indianapolis, 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, Rivian manufacturing campus, Country Financial, 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. Bloomington/Normal consistently ranks among top college towns in the USA. For more information on our community, please visit (

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Qualifications

1)Hold a doctoral degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of the doctoral degree before May 2025 will be considered.

2)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, 2024

Required Applicant Documents

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

Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn.

Contact Information for Applicants

Dana Tuttle

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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.