Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity

Job Summary

Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computer and Information Technology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor faculty position at the West Lafayette campus beginning in August 2022. The department's mission focuses primarily on teaching, scholarship through applied research, and industry/professional engagement. The position is in the area of cybersecurity, focusing on cybersecurity laws and regulations, ethics, privacy, and general information security, with opportunities for curriculum and facilities development.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research, and engagement with industry, the community, and colleagues within the computing discipline. Additional information about the department can be found at


The selected candidate is expected to participate in both undergraduate and graduate education assignments.  All candidates must have an earned PhD Degree, or Doctor of Laws Degree by the start of employment. 

College and Department

Purdue University is a leading land-grant, research-intensive university. Purdue’s strategic plan is focused on enhancing student success with careers in a dynamic global society, enhancing interdisciplinary discovery and discoveries into innovations with economic impact, and utilizing the assets of the institution to address grand challenges of humanity. Purdue Polytechnic Institute is a college within Purdue University. 

Application Process

All candidates must apply via SuccessFactors

Applications should include a cover letter, resume with complete contact information of three references, diversity statement, teaching statement and research statements. Optionally, applicants may include copies of relevant publications.  Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Diversity and Inclusion

Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Affirmative Action

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.