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Assistant Professor (Information Technology and Cybersecurity)-9 month appointment

Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Mar 29, 2024

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Missouri State University's Department of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, housed in the College of Business, invites applications for one open tenure-track position ranked at Assistant Professor, beginning August 14th, 2024. An earned Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited institution in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or a closely related field (ABDs with anticipated completion by August 2024 may be considered). Evidence of the potential for high quality research as well as evidence of high-quality teaching in one or more of the following areas is also required: Cybersecurity, System Hardening, Integration, Application Security, Quality Assurance, Cloud Computing, and other IT and/or cybersecurity-related topics. Finally, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working in diverse environments and/or with students from diverse backgrounds.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in high-quality teaching and research in one or more of the following areas Cybersecurity, System Hardening, Integration, Application Security, Quality Assurance, Cloud Computing, and other IT and/or cybersecurity-related topics. Teaching may include graduate and undergraduate courses, in both online and face-to-face settings. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in service to the Department, College, and University.
Missouri State University is located in Springfield, Missouri, the state's third-largest city and the gateway to the colorful Ozark Mountains. Springfield offers a high quality of life, featuring an attractive cost of living, temperate climate, and abundant recreational opportunities. Springfield, the 'birthplace of Route 66', and its environs are a major commercial and entertainment hub, home to the corporate headquarters for Bass Pro Shops, O'Reilly Automotive, Jack Henry & Associates, Prime Trucking, SRC Holdings, and others. Springfield boasts a modern international airport (airport code SGF) with easy, direct-flight access all over the U.S. Missouri State University's College of Business is accredited by the AACSB and is the largest in the state, with more than 4,700 majors. Missouri State University is designated a public affairs university, emphasizing ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement as critical elements of its overall mission.
All candidates must apply online at

Submission of an application cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability, and three professional references are required. Confidential references will be contacted for only those candidates moving forward in the process. Cover letters must clearly state the applicant's interest in Missouri State University as well as areas of teaching interest.

Review of applications will begin on April 2nd, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity. Employment will require a criminal background check at university's expense.

Address inquiries to:
Dr. Xiang Guo, Search Committee Chair

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