Assistant/Associate Professor, Cybersecurity

at Purdue University
Published November 24, 2022
Location Hammond, IN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Summary

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 or associate professor with an anticipated start date of August 14, 2023 or sooner. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity, information technology, and other related courses. Faculty in this position 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 began offering the new B.S. in Cybersecurity program in Fall 2022. The department 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:

About Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we celebrate academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW serves approximately 8,800 students, with more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, master's and applied doctoral levels. Academic programs are offered within six colleges that have operations on two campuses located in Hammond and Westville:

* College of Business
* College of Engineering and Sciences
* College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
* College of Nursing
* College of Technology
* Honors College

The university is consistently ranked among the best regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity programs are among those earning national recognitions. PNW is also recognized for social mobility among Midwest regional universities. As a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), the PNW Pride compete in NCAA Division II athletics, with more than 300 student-athletes excelling both in the classroom and in competition. Purdue Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff.


A doctoral degree in cybersecurity, information technology, computer science or a related field is required. Doctoral degree must be awarded prior to August 14, 2023 or the start date of employment.


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. To apply, please visit and click on "Faculty Employment Opportunities." 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 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Visit our website for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit:

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.

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