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Asst or Assoc Professor, Management Information Systems - Cybersecurity Mgmt (two positions)

University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Illinois
Commensurate on experience
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

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The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Cybersecurity Management in the College of Business and Management. Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor; salary and benefits AACSB competitive; and a start date of August 16, 2024. This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment.

UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching: On-campus and online development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate Cybersecurity Management as listed below and Management Information Systems courses. Ability to teach in Cybersecurity Management and at least two of the following areas: Technical Foundations of Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Fundamentals of Business Analytics, Design Science/Research Methods, Project Management, Database, and Systems Analysis and Design, Business Process Modeling and IT Governance, Project and Change Management, Data Mining for Business Analytics, Business Process Management and Process Mining; student advising; graduate project supervision; and service. The standard teaching load is 3/3.

The candidates will teach courses of at least one of the following groups, preferably plus courses from another group, plus at least two MIS courses listed above. In your application letter, please indicate the group of courses you can teach in order of preference.

Group 1:
MIS 564: Data Communications and Networking
MIS 578: Information Security
MIS 591: Digital Forensics
MIS 592: Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

Group 2:
MIS 579: Cybersecurity Management
MIS 581: Compliance and Legal Issues in Cybersecurity
MIS 593: Cybersecurity policy
MIS 594: Business Continuity Planning
MIS 595: Cybersecurity Practicum/Capstone

Scholarship: A record of high-quality scholarship or evidence of the ability to produce intellectual contributions leading to publication in high quality journals is required.

Service: Regular service at the department, college, and university levels.



Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Cybersecurity Management, MIS, or a closely related field at the time of appointment from an AACSB accredited institution; those with ABD status will be considered at the application/interviewing stage. A strong commitment to an interactive, student-centered learning environment and to serving the needs of a diverse student body consisting of traditional and non-traditional learners is required—the commitment to teaching as the primary mission, with service as the second priority. Ability and willingness to prepare and deliver online, blended, on-campus, and off-campus courses are required. A record of high-quality scholarship or evidence of the ability to produce intellectual contributions leading to publication in high-quality journals is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
CISSP, SSCP, CCFP, HCISPP, CISM, GIAC, SAP, POM, etc., are preferred certifications. Work experience in the field of cybersecurity management is preferred.

Application deadline: 1/10/2024 

Application instructions: Visit here, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, current curriculum vita or resume, and teaching statement, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and any relevant certificates. Contact information for professional references will be requested later in the search process. Formal review of applications will begin soon after the application deadline and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department/school web page at

About Springfield, Illinois:

Union Affiliation: Tenure-track faculty positions at more than half-time are represented by the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Local 4100, University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty Chapter, IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO.

UIS employees are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with the most recent COVID-19 vaccination available as a barrier to serious illness.

UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State Universities Retirement System

  1. You do not pay Social Security taxes and your earnings will not be on your Social Security record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.)
  2. Your pension from the State Universities Retirement System may affect the amount of your:

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted by contacting UIS HR at or call 217-206-6652.

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