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Job Title: State Farm Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity
Location: Normal, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/04/2018
Expire Date: 11/04/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
State Farm Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity
State Farm Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity

School of Information Technology
Illinois State University
Normal IL

The School of Information Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, with a start date of August 16, 2019. This position is in cybersecurity, with responsibilities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advance research in information assurance and security, supervise graduate students, and provide service to the University, College, School, profession, and community. The successful candidate may be eligible for the State Farm Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity, an endowed chair to advance the School’s growing Cybersecurity program. The Endowed Chair will have time reassigned each semester from classroom teaching to coordinate the curriculum, mentor students and colleagues, represent the program to on-campus and external partners, pursue an independent scholarly agenda, and provide leadership related to research and creative activity. The successful candidate will be instrumental in maintaining the School’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD), sustaining strong relationships with industry partners, and leading the cybersecurity faculty in pursuing external grants. The Endowed Chair will be held for a term of five years with the possibility of renewal.
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely-related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to and evidence of both excellent teaching and quality, refereed research in the fields of cybersecurity or information assurance. The School emphasizes balanced excellence in innovative instruction and research. Coordinating and mentoring undergraduate and Master’s student research is an important aspect of the role. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate for the endowed chair must also demonstrate leadership skills and an interest in a leadership role.
For full consideration, applicants must attach (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) statement of research philosophy, (d) statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) contact information for three references to posting number 0711105 via this link: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/. Application deadline: Open until filled or withdrawn. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application information by September 30, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the posting or the position, please contact Mary Elaine Califf.

Mary Elaine Califf, Director and Associate Professor
School of Information Technology
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5480
mecalif@IllinoisState.edu

The School: The School of Information Technology (it.illinoisstate.edu) is one of eight units in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The School offers undergraduate majors in Computer Science (CS), Cybersecurity, Information Systems (IS), and Network and Telecommunications Management and a Master of Science in Information Systems. The undergraduate CS and IS programs are accredited by ABET. The School has approximately 700 undergraduate and 70 graduate students and 21 full-time faculty.

Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the university as a “Great College to Work For” for the fourth consecutive year. Visit http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/ for more achievements. The College of Applied Science and Technology (http://www.cast.ilstu.edu) is home to a variety of disciplines, which include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, School of Information Technology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Department of Military Science and Department of Technology.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. In 2015 Google Economic Impact selected Bloomington as the Digital Capital of Illinois. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely-related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to and evidence of both excellent teaching and quality, refereed research in the fields of cybersecurity or information assurance. The School emphasizes balanced excellence in innovative instruction and research. Coordinating and mentoring undergraduate and Master’s student research is an important aspect of the role. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate for the endowed chair must also demonstrate leadership skills and an interest in a leadership role.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Abby Bertrand
Phone Number:309 438 5680
Contact Email:ajbertr@ilstu.edu
Website:www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75810
Company Description:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
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