Announcement of Clinical Assistant Professor in Information Systems-Cybersecurity Position

College of Business

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

ABOUT THE POSITION: The College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track clinical assistant professor position in Information Systems-Cybersecurity. We seek applicants who welcome the challenges and rewards of serving on a diverse and intellectually curious faculty of a growing college located in a dynamic and supportive high technology community.  

Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate Information Systems and Cybersecurity courses, which include but are not limited to introduction to cybersecurity, computer forensics, cybersecurity management and network security to support the college’s graduate and undergraduate programs in IS and Cybersecurity.  Conduct and publish quality applied research in a collegial environment in which both intra- and inter-disciplinary collaborations are valued. Participate actively in the profession, university service and outreach to the region’s businesses, governments, and the community at large.

Qualifications: A candidate must have a PhD in Information Systems, Cybersecurity or a related discipline. A PhD from an AACSB accredited institution is preferred. Candidates must have and maintain scholarly or professional activities in their area of specialization sufficient to meet the college’s AACSB qualification standards, and have a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. We prefer candidates with teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and those who have the potential to engage with businesses, organizations, and federal agencies in the region. The successful candidate must be eligible to hold U.S. security clearance as a condition of employment.

Appointment Date: Fall 2021

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has approximately 32 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 35 research and part-time faculty, 1,100 undergraduates and over 350 graduate students. It offers a BSBA degree with majors in management, marketing, information systems, accounting, and finance; a BS in Economics and Computational Analysis degree; and seven graduate degrees: an MBA, and specialized masters' degrees in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management. UAH has been ranked by the NSF in recent years among the top 10 in the nation for federal funding of research management and economics. For detailed information about the college and its programs, please visit uah.edu/business.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is adjacent to Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal, which is home to more than 75 federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Materiel Command, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center, and a new $1 billion investment to expand the FBI campus. UAH is a National Security Agency Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) and Cyber Research (CAE-R). The UAH Center for Cybersecurity Research and Engineering (CCRE, https://www.uah.edu/ccre) has seventeen full time staff and nineteen affiliated faculty. CCRE has active research programs with the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, and local corporations. UAH is also proud to offer the National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. For more information about UAH, see uah.edu/about.

ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: The Huntsville area is a culturally diverse community and maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It has been named by Business Insider as one of the best cities to live in America. Known as “Rocket City,” Huntsville has a major presence of technology, space, and defense industries, which allows the city to offer a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. The population of the metropolitan area is over 400,000 and growing. Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park is the country’s second largest research and technology park, containing nearly 300 companies employing 29,000 people involved in technology research and development.  Huntsville has a high concentration of Ph.D.’s, engineers, and STEM workers, and is recognized as a leading technology city with a rapidly expanding and diverse corporate ecosystem that is rich in innovation. Several museums and historic sites can be found in Huntsville, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Burritt Museum and Park, the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum, the Alabama Constitution Village, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Monte Sano State Park, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  An active downtown arts and entertainment district, including Broadway and symphony performances, contribute to Huntsville’s vibrant cultural life. For more information about Huntsville and its convenient location to Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta, please visit http://www.huntsville.org.           

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Applicants must submit the following via email to the search committee at ISsearch@uah.edu: a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching performance, and three reference letters. Review of candidates begins January 15, 2021 but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin in fall 2021.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Please refer to log number: 21/22-124