Assistant Professor (Information Technology and Cybersecurity)-9 month appointment job with Missouri State University | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

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
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

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

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
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
[email protected]


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