The School of Computing (SoC) at the University of South Alabama (USA) invites applications for a full- time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Information Technology to begin as early as January 1, 2022.
USA is located in Mobile, the oldest city in Alabama, which features a year-round climate conducive to outdoor recreational activities and proximity to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. USA is an SAP Alliance partner, an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and has ongoing research projects sponsored by federal agencies. The School of Computing (SoC) offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Health Informatics. At the graduate level, SoC offers a Master’s of Science in Computer and Information Sciences with specializations in Computer Science and Information Systems and offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computing. The SoC is located in Shelby Hall, a 155,000 square foot, world-class computing and engineering facility, built with green and sustainable practices designed to provide a spacious, tranquil environment for teaching and research. The high-tech facility houses multimedia classrooms and laboratories in systems analysis & design, risk assessment, business intelligence, information security, cyber security, digital forensics, web & virtualization, systems architecture, health informatics, and graduate capstone.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be ABD in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field, from an accredited institution, and be proficient in spoken and written English. Furthermore, candidates must be committed to the multiple missions of teaching, research, and service.
- Teaching - Candidates should be able to teach courses at the undergraduate, master’s, and PhD levels. Specific areas of need include digital forensics, information technology, and cybersecurity. SoC delivers courses in multiple formats, including face-to-face, online and blended modalities. USA is committed to educating students from varied backgrounds and cultures and is committed to student success and retention.
- Research - Faculty in SoC carry out programs of research in a wide variety of topic areas within multiple computing disciplines, using varied methods, and publishing in numerous scholarly outlets. The SoC research climate is a supportive one with faculty frequently collaborating with each other. Opportunities for directing student research are available at all program levels. Faculty integrate research into the teaching discipline. Seeking extramural support for research and graduate student support is strongly encouraged. Competitive candidates, therefore, will be productive researchers who are good collaborators, student mentors, and who are capable of securing extramural support.
- Service - Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to serve where needed within SoC, across the USA campus, within the Mobile and Gulf Coast communities, and nationally. Collegiality is essential, and leadership and facilitation skills are valued.
Candidates should send, via electronic submission: (i) a letter of application (cover letter), (ii) a statement of teaching philosophy, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a curriculum vitae, and (v) contact information for three professional references, to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Dr. Jeff Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before an on-campus interview can occur, the University must receive official transcripts sent from all institutions of higher learning in which the applicant has earned a degree, three signed, original letters of recommendation, and a completed University of South Alabama Biographical Data Form. Visit the School of Computing.
Materials are forwarded to:
Dr. Jeff Landry, IST Search Committee Chair University of South Alabama
School of Computing, Shelby Hall 150 Student Services Drive, Suite 2101
Mobile, AL 36688
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