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Tenure Track/Tenured Professor of Cyber Security and Governance, Open Rank

Indiana University- Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
$70,000 - $135,000 per year plus fringe benefits; range encompasses all eligible appointment ranks
Start date
Sep 8, 2023

Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies invites applications for a full-time position in Cyber Security and Governance to begin August 1, 2024. This is an open rank tenured/tenure track position in the school’s multidisciplinary Department of International Studies.

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and teaching experience at the intersections of emerging cyber technologies and threats, global governance and security, and international law. We seek candidates who demonstrate a deep familiarity with the range of legal and ethical challenges pertaining to information and artificial intelligence governance at the state, international, and transnational levels.

The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending upon their qualifications.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline in the social sciences, humanities, or law and have a strong record of research, publication, teaching, and professional service (appropriate to their rank).
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit the following documentation within their portfolio of materials: a cover letter highlighting their research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and the names and contact information for three academic references. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Hussein Banai at

Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by October 11, 2023 will be guaranteed full consideration.

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies houses the Department of International Studies and three preeminent area studies departments: East Asian Languages and Cultures, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Central Eurasian Studies. A long-standing leader in language and cultural studies in the Midwest, it also houses three federally funded language flagship programs (Arabic, Chinese, and Russian), six Title VI funded National Resource Centers (African Studies Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of Global Change, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute) and nine additional research and teaching centers. Of particular relevance to scholars interested in this position is the Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development (see more here).

The School’s central mission is to combine deep area expertise with rigorous, multidisciplinary instruction of international affairs and global cultural studies. The Department of International Studies offers three undergraduate degrees (B.A. in International Studies, B.S. in International Studies, and B.A. in International Law and Institutions) and three professional graduate degrees (M.A. in International Studies, M.S. in International Studies, and, joint with the O’Neill School of Environmental and Public Affairs, a Master’s in International Affairs) along with one accelerated B.A./M.A. in International Studies program.

Bloomington, Indiana is a charming college town in south central Indiana, roughly one hour to the award-winning Indianapolis Airport and ninety minutes to Louisville, KY. Bloomington offers many amenities including a relatively low cost of living, short commute times, excellent public schools, diverse dining options, and easy access to state parks and national forests. The confluence of the Jacob School of Music, the Eskenazi Art School, and a vibrant local music, comedy, and theater scene provide access to substantial affordable artistic programming. IU Bloomington is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community, as evidenced by it recently being ranked fourth nationwide on a list of the top LGBTQ+-friendly colleges. More about the University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives can be found here.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


The following statement is only applicable to those candidates seeking appointment WITH TENURE:


Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.


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