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Assistant / Associate / Professor, Northern Kentucky University

The College of Informatics ( invites applications for multiple positions.

Northern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has invested in multiple new faculty positions in response to the success of the College of Informatics. The faculty positions are defined to help grow enrollment and improve student success in existing programs in technology (Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Media Informatics) as well as develop and explore new programs in order to fill unmet needs in the technology sectors in Kentucky and greater Cincinnati.

The department of Computer Science, housed in College of Informatics, is organizing searches for seven of these positions. The focus of the search is for expertise, and new faculty will be affiliated with their appropriate departments.

At most one position is at Associate level, four to six positions are at Assistant level, and one to two are Professor of Practice positions. The Assistant / Associate positions are tenure track positions while the Professor of Practice positions are non-tenured renewable positions.

Primary Responsibilities

For the Associate level position we seek candidates whose research area is cybersecurity and who are interested in teaching and developing cybersecurity courses at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

For the Assistant level positions we seek candidates with teaching and/or research expertise in one or more of the following areas: cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence, data visualization, user experience / front-end design, and computer science / information technology / cybersecurity education. Strong candidates with expertise in other areas of computer science and information technology are also encouraged to apply. Due to interdisciplinary component of some of the above areas (such as data visualization and user experience / front-end design) the selected applicants may have a joint appointment between Computer Science and a related department. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests from the above specified areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

For the Professor of Practice positions we seek candidates that have teaching and/or industry experience in any area of information technology.

Above all, Northern Kentucky University values quality teaching. In addition, tenure-track faculty members are expected to be active scholars. The incorporation of students into research is especially valued. For the Professor of Practice positions there are no research expectations. All faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, university or the community. This could include curriculum development at either the undergraduate or graduate level.


For the Associate level position, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a tenure track position is required.

For any Assistant level position, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, information technology, information science, or a related field. An ABD will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2019.

For the Professor of Practice positions, applicants must have a M.S. or a Ph.D. degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field (teaching and/or industry) is required.

Applicants must submit a cover letter formally applying for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research philosophy that emphasizes undergraduate engagement (not required for Professor of Practice applicants), a diversity statement, and a list of three references with complete contact information. Northern Kentucky University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

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