Assistant Professor, Computer Networking & Information Technology (CNIT)

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

On October 6, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Stout was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense for academic years 2017-2022 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  

UW-Stout is the first four-year university to receive this designation in the state of Wisconsin. The NSA and DHS have certified that UW-Stout’s CNIT curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements for CAE designation, as cited by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP).  

Recently, the CNIT program was awarded Department of Defense Cybersecurity grants to support cybersecurity curricula development and cybersecurity capacity building.  CNIT students have repeatedly won recognition for their IT and security skills in national and international competitions.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Networking & Information Technology (CNIT).  Anticipated start date is August 23, 2021. 


Minimum / Required

  • ABD in IT or related discipline by appointment start date with a majority of coursework in CNIT
  • 2 years of industry experience with installation, implementation and troubleshooting networking equipment
  • 1 year of demonstrated teaching experience in an academic or industry setting  
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively


  • Earned Doctoral degree in IT discipline with a majority of coursework in CNIT
  • Current industry-recognized certification(s) within the field of IT and/or cybersecurity (e.g. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Instructor)
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
  • Online teaching experience
  • Record of information technology research publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals  


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, especially those supporting the BS CNIT, BS ICT and MS ICT programs. Conduct and disseminate research related to the IT profession.  Engage in service to the university and the profession. Full-time teaching load is 12 credits per semester. 

Other responsibilities include: Facilitate online and face-to-face learning environments; engage in interdisciplinary endeavors with campus colleagues; maintain partnerships with industry; lead continuous learning and development in the IT field; advise undergraduate and graduate students; engage in course and program assessment of student learning; foster cultural diversity and global awareness.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system – it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and over 20 distinctive, highly regarded advanced degree programs. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.  

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.  

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.  

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.  

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum / required and preferred qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references, please include someone in a supervisory capacity and someone you have collaborated with
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire  

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, November 15, 2020. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.  

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:  

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.  

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator:  Suzanne Rowan, Academic Department Associate

Phone:  715-232-1311