Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) invites applications for multiple, open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in the field of cybersecurity in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; the Kelley School of Business; and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs These 10‐month appointments would ideally start August 1, 2024, although the start date is negotiable.
Responsibilities: Tenured/Tenure track faculty at Indiana University Bloomington are expected to substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of their department(s) by developing and/or maintaining a robust research portfolio. Pursuing and obtaining major extramural research funding supporting cutting-edge research both as a corresponding principal investigator and a collaborating investigator is especially valued as are teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and actively providing service within the department, school and university alongside active engagement with the profession and beyond. These positions are located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. This is an opportunity for a leader interested in shaping the future of cybersecurity in key areas of strength at Indiana University.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in business, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, engineering, information science, information systems, information policy, law, policy analysis, public administration, public policy, risk analysis, or social science, with a dissertation or current research agenda focused on cybersecurity. Candidates must have teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level and an established record of publications and scholarly work in cybersecurity. The ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty is required. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of teaching and research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, externally funded research agenda as Principal Investigator (PI). Current funding and experience leading sizeable research initiatives, or strong potential to secure external funding is preferred.
Application Procedure: Please provide a curriculum vitae and cover letter no longer than 3 pages in length summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position. For tenured applicants we will follow up with a request for research and teaching interests statements after initial evaluation. Applicants for non-tenured appointments should include statements on research and teaching interests in the initial application. Please describe mentoring experiences working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities. If selected as a finalist, we will additionally request a list of references (a minimum of three references for the Assistant Professor rank and a minimum of six for Associate or Full Professor); references will be contacted if you are selected for a finalist interview and/or job offer. Interested candidates should submit applications at: [insert link]. Applications received by January 2, 2024 will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All queries about the position or the application procedures may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
About Indiana University Bloomington: Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) is the flagship campus of Indiana University. Located in Bloomington, IN., IUB constantly strives to embody its mission to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana, and home to 85,000 residents, the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with many of the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals, the LOTUS World Festival of Music, quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands, outstanding public schools and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all.
Indiana University boasts unique resources for cybersecurity researchers. IU is home to the first higher education-focused Information Sharing Analysis Center – the Research and Education Network Information Sharing Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). In addition, the OmniSOC is the only collaborative multi-state institution security operations center, and the only SOC supported by the NSF. The Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) is a network operations facility, providing carrier grade operations, tools, and network expertise, while placing a singular focus on the unique requirements of our research and education community. The Cyber Risk Management graduate program is a joint initiative of the Luddy School, the Kelley School, and the Mauer School of Law with the option of a dual Master’s in Public Administration in the O’Neill School. Overall IUB has been ranked fourth in the nation for online cybersecurity masters programs by Fortune.
The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University is among the largest in the country with four departments: Computer Science, Information and Library Science, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems Engineering. The Computer Science department has over 50 years of history and currently has over 40 faculty members and 1500 students. The Informatics department has a mission focused on interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research, and over 1,000 undergraduates of which a quarter are women. The research of the nine core cybersecurity faculty has placed IU consistently in the top 10 or 12 universities for computer security in Csrankings.org over the past 20 years, currently ranked at #7. The Master’s in Computer Security was ranked 12th by Fortune in 2023. The undergraduate Cybersecurity & Global Policy degree program is offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. Other areas of strength are machine learning, data science, HCI, programming languages, algorithms, and high-performance computing.
The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is the largest school of public affairs in the U.S. and is tied for the No. 1 ranked master’s program in public affairs in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools, with No. 1 rankings in environmental, nonprofit and public management as well as public finance. Additional specialty areas ranking in the top 10 include public, health, and social policy as well as local government management. O’Neill was also ranked the No. 2 U.S. Online MPA (STEPS (Student Training and Education in Public Service, 2022), and the No. 2 Public Administration program globally by the Shanghai Ranking (2020) and No. 5 globally by the Center for World University Rankings (2017). The school attracts high performing faculty and provides a collegial and collaborative workplace environment, with many faculty working on collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, including several faculty working on cybersecurity and cybernetwork research, as well as research on threats to civil society and critical infrastructure.
The Kelley School of Business is a top-ranked business school that boasts a total student population of just north of 13,000 and nearly 500 faculty members. According to US News & World Report, the Kelley School of Business is home to the #1 online MBA and many highly ranked majors and programs, including information systems (#6) Fortune has ranked the Kelley School’s MS in Cybersecurity #4, and the school is #9 in the worldwide rankings of research productivity. The Kelley School of Business is home to the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (DSAIL), an internationally recognized entity with excellence in developing AI-enabled analytics techniques for various areas of cybersecurity, including cyber threat intelligence, open-source software security, AI risk management, and others. The Kelley School possesses significant connections with cybersecurity practitioners, including those in leading positions at firms such as Microsoft, Google DeepMind, MITRE, NIST, NVIDIA, and others. Such relationships provide ample opportunities for faculty to pursue practically relevant, rigorous, and interdisciplinary cybersecurity research and education activities.
For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, visit:
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering: https://luddy.indiana.edu/
O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Science: https://oneill.indiana.edu/
Kelley School of Business: https://kelley.iu.edu/
Indiana University Bloomington: https://www.indiana.edu