Tenure-Track Appointments in Information Technology and Management

The Department of Information Technology and Management (ITM) in the College of Computing at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions targeted primarily at the assistant professor level. Applications at a higher rank will also be considered for candidates with a distinguished track record in publications and funding.

Illinois Tech is a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities and social sciences, psychology, business, law, and design. The main campus is located three miles from downtown Chicago with full access to all the business, culinary, cultural, entertainment and recreational activities that one of the nation’s top urban centers has to offer. Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was built on the promise to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. As such, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and a central component of its culture. Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field.

The Department of Information Technology and Management is one of three departments within Illinois Tech’s College of Computing, and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and M.S. degrees in Information Technology and Management; a B.S. in Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology; and an 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, www.abet.org, 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. While nationally renowned for our research in cybersecurity, steganography, recommender systems, and real-time communications, a full range of areas of study in the field of information technology are offered. The ITM Department is currently a community of over 200 undergraduate students, over 200 graduate students, 8 full-time faculty, and numerous visiting and adjunct faculty.

We are seeking self-motivated, entrepreneurial, team-oriented applicants who will positively contribute to our academic excellence, continuing growth, strong industry relationships, and our highly successful research initiatives. Candidates should possess demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity including network/operating system security technologies, steganography, penetration testing, digital forensic analysis, cryptography, cybersecurity frameworks, and cybersecurity team competitions.
  • Application and Software Development including languages such as Java and Python, APIs, frameworks, secure coding, IDEs, version control, and programming curriculum management.
  • Web Development including responsive web design, design concepts, JavaScript, jQuery, HCI, testing, AJAX, JSON, ARIA, SVG, the MEAN stack, full-stack frameworks/development, Web RTC, and Web APIs.
  • IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation focusing on the business applications of information technology and cybersecurity with proven knowledge and abilities in business innovation and information technology entrepreneurship.

Positions are at the rank of assistant professor; however, applicants for the rank of associate professor or professor will also be considered based on the candidate’s experience and scholarly record. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants in Cybersecurity will also have a role in the IIT Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education (C2SAFE).

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses across the disciplines of information technology, cybersecurity, and management. In addition, they will participate in assessment, advising, and course/curriculum development. Research and writing are keys for success in these faculty positions. Applicants should have the potential to collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the department as well as across the entire university, and to supervise master’s and Ph.D. level research students.

The candidate must have demonstrated success in research with a proven publication record in ACM/IEEE or similarly positioned journals and proceedings. A record of attracting external research funding appropriate to their rank is highly desirable. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a computing or related discipline, teaching experience with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and three to five years of real-world IT industry experience.

Applications are currently being accepted, and should include a current Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter. Please address diversity, equality, and inclusion commitment in the cover letter. Applicants should also have an accurate, current, and complete profile on linkedin.com. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Please submit applications to the ITM Department Manager, Kayla Botica, at itm_search@iit.edu.

For questions regarding the positions or application, please contact the ITM Chair, Dr. Calvin Nobles, at cnobles1@iit.edu.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.