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Assistant Professor - Department of Information Technology
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - Department of Information Technology
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Information Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences
Tenure Track Assistant Professor—Search #67705
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for three assistant professor positions. Two positions will be based on the Statesboro campus (home campus) and one on the Armstrong campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, the Department of Information Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and an undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate. Additionally, the department also offers an online bachelor's in Information Technology degree program (BIT Online). Among these programs, the BSIT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Furthermore, the Cyber Security Certificate and the BSIT Cyber Security specialization are recognized as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) programs by the National Security Agency.

Position Description Reporting to the department chair, the 9/10-month tenure track positions are required to 1) offer undergraduate and graduate courses in online and/or face-to-face format on either or both of the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses; 2) conduct quality research leading to publications in well-regarded academic conference and journal venues; and 3) provide service to the department, university, and professional committees and communities.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned terminal degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2020.
  • Evidence of the potential for quality teaching in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or closely-related field of study.
  • Willingness to teach online courses.
  • Evidence of the potential for quality research within the field of computing.
  • Evidence of effective communication and writing skills in English.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of ability to teach in one or more of the following areas:
  • Network architecture and networking
  • IT infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity and network security
  • Data science and data programming
  • Web and mobile applications

Screening of applications begins January 1, 2020, and continues until all positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of (1) a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent, using "Search #67705" as the subject, to:

Dr. Hayden Wimmer, Search Chair, Search #67705
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-4121

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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