The Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Business Cyber Security. This open position builds on existing strength among the Culverhouse faculty in cybersecurity research and supports The University of Alabama Cyber Institute (UACI). Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in their business discipline, a successful track record of academic publication, and a strong potential to conduct high-quality research, seek research grants, and demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Detailed Position Information
This open position builds on an existing strength among the Culverhouse faculty in Business Cyber Security research and supports The University of Alabama Cyber Institute (UACI). The mission of the UACI is to advance the understanding of the dynamics associated with cybersecurity issues and to develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity research and education program at The University of Alabama. Driven by this interdisciplinary perspective and recognizing that cybersecurity issues arise in every business discipline, candidates with research foci across the broad domain of cybersecurity are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary backgrounds connecting security to other domains are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will become part of the Information Systems faculty housed within the Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science department.
At the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have a strong track record of cybersecurity academic publications and strong potential to obtain research grants.
The position start date is August 16, 2023.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and achievements. Before hiring, the candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background verification.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in their business discipline, a successful track record of academic publication, and a strong potential to conduct high-quality research, seek research grants, and demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Applicants must apply online at https://careers.ua.edu and include a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, evidence of effective teaching, and a list of at least three references with contact information. Required documents not attached at the time of application will disqualify the application. Review of applications will begin immediately. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
About the Division/College/School
The Culverhouse College of Business is home to an inclusive community, committed to personal engagement, and dedicated to shaping the future of business through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1929, Culverhouse is among the leading public business schools in the country.
The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels distributed across five academic departments and the Manderson Graduate School of Business.
Some of its many distinctive programs and labs include the STEM and CREATE Path to the MBA, a value investing library and trading room, a behavioral research lab, and a center focused on data analytics.
About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf