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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - School of Computer Sciences

Employer
Western Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - School of Computer Sciences

Category: Faculty       
Department: Computer Science
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 8,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track appointment beginning January 2022 (preferred) or August 2022

RESPONSIBILITIES: For appointment as assistant professor, the successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (but not limited to): teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and/or information systems; participating in broad-based university, college and departmental committee work; producing quality scholarship and participating in professional activities in the field. For appointment as associate professor, the successful candidate will receive release time to assist in securing, maintaining, and oversight of CAE-CD designation, and grant preparation.

This is a nine-month full time tenure track appointment with the potential for summer teaching opportunities.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with salary commensurate with training and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Earned doctorate in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems, or closely related field. Although preference is given to candidates with a completed PhD by the appointment start date, ABDs in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or Information Systems will be considered. ABDs who have not completed the PhD within one year from their start date will receive a terminal contract.(For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Demonstrated research agenda.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and/or information systems. Preference may be given to candidates with research or teaching backgrounds in computer graphics, big data, databases, data analytics, or software engineering. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to develop and deliver innovative courses. For appointment as associate professor, preference will be given to applicants teaching and pursuing research in cybersecurity.


Additional Information:

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The established School of Computer Sciences represents an array of disciplines that utilize all manner of technology to effect innovation and efficiencies in the creation of industry relevant skills in the context of STEM and related educational programs. Offering undergraduate degrees in Computers Sciences, Information Systems, and Cybersecurity, and graduate degrees in Computer Science, the school serves approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate majors. The Cybersecurity program has been accepted for review as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE-C) designation.

For additional information about the school, please see: http://www.wiu.edu/computersciences.

THE COLLEGE: For over 50 years, the College of Business and Technology has prepared students to make meaningful contributions in business, commerce, and technology. Organized around five schools including Agriculture; Accounting, Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, and Management and Marketing, the college delivers innovative, integrative, technology focused programs providing immersive, experience-based learning to over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborative relationships with industry through joint technology development and deployment are the cornerstone of our educational offerings.

The College of Business and Technology is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International? It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

5) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on September 15, 2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dennis DeVolder at d-devolder@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at hr-recruitment@wiu.edu.



To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135441&CNTRNO=3&TSTMP=0



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