Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) seeks a dynamic individual to lead its Department of Information Technology and Management beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding skills in leadership, teaching, and research, and will apply those skills to lead departmental strategic planning; support faculty growth; expand research programs; and promote an innovative educational experience for a diverse student body.

Requirements include a terminal degree and the current academic rank of full professor (preferred) or associate professor with tenure; candidates with outstanding academic and research experience, but who currently work in a non-academic environment also will be considered. A distinguished record of research (supported by a strong publication record and substantial external funding), excellent communication skills, and outstanding teaching experience are required. A solid grasp of technical knowledge as well as business application and integration of information technology in an enterprise environment is essential. Three to five years of real-world IT industry experience is highly desirable. The chair also will be appointed a faculty member in the department at a level and salary commensurate with experience. Salary is competitive; Illinois Tech average faculty salary is in the 94th percentile of American universities.

The Department of Information Technology and Management is one of four academic departments within Illinois Tech’s College of Computing, and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and M.S. degrees in Information Technology and Management as well as B.S., M.S., and professional Master’s degrees in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Our Bachelor of Information Technology Management degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and Illinois Tech has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. A full range of areas of study in the fields of information technology and applied cybersecurity are offered. Future vision for our department includes growth of research-focused education culminating in the offering of Doctorates in Information Technology and Applied Cybersecurity. The Department of Information Technology and Management is currently a community of 200 undergraduate students, more than 200 graduate students, 7 full-time faculty, and numerous visiting and adjunct faculty.

Applications are currently being accepted, and should include a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least four references, at Applicants also should have an accurate, current, and complete profile on Completed applications received by March 31, 2021 will receive priority consideration and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. Illinois Tech seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.




Find out about faculty and staff openings in the Department of Information Technology and Management on Illinois Tech's Human Resources portal website. 

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