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Assistant Professor, Computer Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at Purdue University Northwest, Indiana, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity, information technology, and other related courses. Assistant professors are also expected to conduct scholarly research leading to refereed journal publications, write grant proposals, and participate in industrial engagement, and professional, university, and community service. Opportunities for interacting with regional businesses are excellent and encouraged. The department and university offer several internal and external opportunities for professional development, including external grant proposal preparation and attending professional conferences.

The Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics is comprised of 12 full-time faculty, and enrolls about 210 students in the ABET-accredited B.S. in Computer Information Technology program. The outstanding curriculum in Computer Information Technology has resulted in the designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CDE 4Y) jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The department offers a minor in Applied Data Science to all students at Purdue University Northwest. The department provides an excellent teaching and learning environment equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software. For more information, visit:  

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 8,790 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity.


A doctoral degree in cybersecurity, information technology, computer science or a related field is required.  Doctoral degree must be awarded prior to August 15, 2022.


Candidates with strong background in cybersecurity and information assurance are strongly encouraged to apply.


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically. A complete application packet will include a letter of application that addresses the job requirements, curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment), a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for 3 professional references.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Position inquiries may be sent to Search Chair at Visit our website for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit: Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University is equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

FLSA Status Exempt
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