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Assistant Professor of Data Security

Closes: Open Until Filled Lumpkin College of Business & TechnologySchool of Technology

Starting Date: August 16, 2024

Position: Tenure track faculty position in the Eastern Illinois University School of Technology for the Cybersecurity and/or Technology M.S. Programs

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate-level Cybersecurity and/ or Computer Technology courses and may support one or more of the undergraduate degree programs. This is a 9-month full-time tenure track position. The typical workload per semester includes 3-4 courses in a combined classroom and laboratory environment. Service to the academic and local community and conducting research is also required. In addition, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in technology-related research, and contributing to assessment and accreditation processes are expected. Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence is required.

Qualifications: A minimum of a doctorate degree in Computer Technology, Computer Science, Telecommunication, Data Security, Networking, or a Cybersecurity-related field from a nationally accredited university is required. Preference is for applicants who have industrial and/or teaching experience. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding teaching abilities. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience in promoting inclusive excellence are required.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023 and continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

Applications: Candidates for this position should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate's background and credentials meet the position's responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a current vita; 3) a list of names, addresses, phone number, and email for three professional references; and 4) a copy of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed (may be unofficial for application purposes); official transcripts from doctorate degree-granting institution are required for appointment. Applications can be submitted to Interfolio at

For questions regarding this search, please contact Isaac Slaven, Search Committee Chair, at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

As primarily a teaching institution, EIU is dedicated to quality learning in classroom settings. The EIU School of Technology serves over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The school offers bachelor's degree programs in Computer and Information Technology, Construction Management, Digital Media Technology, Engineering Technology, and Organizational Development. Graduate Degree programs include the M.S. in Technology, M.S. in Cybersecurity,

M.S. in Sustainability, and M.S. in Talent Development. The selected candidate will be appointed as a member of the School of Technology. The candidate must be a highly motivated team player to assist in the continued growth of these programs.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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