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Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security

Longwood University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.


Job Description:

The Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Information Systems & Cyber Security invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (#F0034) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Information Systems & Cyber Security (#F0034) to begin August 2022. All areas of specialization will be considered.

The Longwood University College of Business & Economics (CBE) is AACSB International accredited for all business programs and houses an established Center for Cyber Security. The CBE offers an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with concentrations in six disciplines, including Information Systems & Cyber Security, as well as a fully online MBA program.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach a variety of subjects at the undergraduate level (BSBA) and graduate level (MBA), including general cybersecurity courses, digital forensics, networking, entry level programming, database operations, systems analysis & design, and web development. The candidate should have sufficient technical experience in a range of these areas to provide hands-on demonstrations and provide meaningful laboratory exercises & instruction to supplement traditional textbook/lecture material for students. Applicants will be expected to contribute to excellence in education through teaching, scholarly publication in peer-reviewed outlets, and service to the college, university, and community. A demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is required.



Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in information systems or a closely-related discipline by August 2022 with substantial expertise in cyber security as well as demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence. Candidates who are ABD may also be considered with a confirmed final dissertation defense and Ph.D. degree attainment date before August 2022.
  • Candidate must provide evidence of ability to maintain a program of research output sufficient to meet AACSB scholarly academic (SA) status requirements. Additionally, candidate must demonstrate annual progress toward scholarly output and tenure-track publication goals consistent with guidance in Longwood University's Faculty Policies & Procedures Manual.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.  

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; interest in active and collaborative learning and the instructional use of technology; prior college-level and online teaching experience; enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment; and demonstrated commitment to advocating for diversity.  
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in one of the following areas is preferred: cyber/information security, software development, systems analysis, or equivalent technical applications. 
  • Industry certifications related to the information systems and cyber security disciplines are preferred.


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track, instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

The Governor of Virginia’s Executive Directive #18: All Executive Branch Employees who enter the work place or who have public-facing work duties must disclose their vaccine status to the designated agency personnel. Executive Branch Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to the designated agency personnel. All Executive Branch Employees who have not been fully vaccinated must cover their mouth and nose with a mask in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while indoors and conducting public business.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA


Application Instruction:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references. Link to apply

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