Assistant/Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences

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Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences

Additional Information

Rated the 2020 program of the year by ITERA, CICS has a long and distinguished history of preparing graduates for uncommonly successful careers in technology and technology-enabled fields. Our highly collaborative and supportive faculty are committed to inclusive excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. We seek an equally collaborative and innovative colleague who is passionate about student success committed for a full-time tenure track position available beginning January 2021.

Benefits and Community


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Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


The Department of CICS has a full-time tenure track position available beginning January 2021. Primary responsibilities include teaching technical courses in classroom, immersive learning, and online format; development, research; and service to the department and community.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate field (computer science, engineering/engineering technology, information systems) from an accredited institution. At least ten years of technology-related professional experience OR five years of technology-related academic experience with at least five years of technology-related experience in industry. Qualify for graduate faculty status at the rank of assistant/associate professor as demonstrated by required experience.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Possess a terminal degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution. Relevant business and technical experience and demonstrated applied research in academic or industry; emphasis on current technologies including cloud, cybersecurity, networking, and/or programming ( PHP, Python, Kubernetes, Docker), AI/ML. Ability to manage multiple projects within and outside of classroom environment; ability to provide advising and career development for a diverse graduate student population; ability to qualify for graduate faculty status at the rank of assistant/associate professor. A history of leadership in either higher education or industry at a senior level; current technical or related certifications (e.g., CISSP, CCNP, PMP ).

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate Assistants

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Ctr Info & Communication Sciences:400020

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Cover letter:
In your cover letter, please state how you’ve met the minimum qualifications.

Teaching Philosophy Statement:
Please include in your application a statement of your teaching and mentoring philosophy. Your teaching philosophy should reflect your personal values and beliefs about teaching and mentoring students outside the classroom. It is a self-reflective statement that describes both what you believe and provides concrete examples of what you do inside and outside the classroom to support those beliefs.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Dennis Trinkle, Director of CICS, at or (765) 285-5942.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Research Statement/Papers
  5. Licenses/Certifications
  6. Teaching Evaluations
  7. Course Syllabi
  8. List of Courses Taught

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