Assistant Professor, School of Information Technology

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati , OH

Job posting number: #7086744

Posted: October 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the School of Information Technology
The SoIT confers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCyber), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology (PhDIT). Courses in the SoIT cover specialization tracks of Cybersecurity, Software Application Development, Networking/Systems, Game Development & Simulation, and Data Technologies. Furthermore, the SoIT confers a minor in Information Technology and several undergraduate and post graduate certificates. The SoIT has been growing at 18% annually and currently serves more than 1,200 students with 26 full-time faculty members, 23 full-time staff, and 30 part-time faculty. The SoIT is home to an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Information Technology Solutions Center, Civic Technology Lab, and Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence Lab.

The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real-world experience. More information about the SoIT can be found at

Job Overview
The School of Information Technology (SoIT) at the University of Cincinnati seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors in one or two areas related to Information Technology including, in order of priority, Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure, Game Development & Simulation, and Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence, and Software Application Development to start in August 2022.

An Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities. This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. Responsibilities of Assistant Professors are defined in the University contract with the AAUP, available at

Essential Functions
Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching.
Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
Serve as an academic adviser for students and evaluate student coursework.
Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities.
Serve on graduate committees, supervise laboratories (where appropriate), independent study activities, and off-campus learning.
Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities.
Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
Other related duties as assigned.
Required Education
Must have obtained a Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a field appropriate to the requirements of the position.

Additional Qualifications Considered
An earned Ph.D. in Information Technology, Information Studies, or a related applied computing discipline is required prior to the effective date of appointment (ABD candidates will be considered; doctorate degree is required prior to effective date of appointment).
Candidates should have prior teaching experience, at least one semester, in Information Technology, Information Studies, or a related applied computing discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level, which could have been as a teaching assistant, adjunct, or full-time faculty.
Evidence of research activities, such as peer-reviewed publications (at least two), in areas related to applied computing is required.
Finally, candidates should have prior engagement in activities, at least one, that provide service to their academic unit, College, University and/or the community.
Application Process
Applicants should submit a Cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research agenda, a list of at least three references, and a self-reflection statement on the School's strategic plan, CREATE (IT Strategic Plan). The statement should be no more than 300 words.
Review of the applications will start as soon as applicants apply and continue until the position is filled.

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