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Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems

Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (Cybersecurity) - Tenure Track

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position in management information systems to start in August 2025. The successful candidate is expected to teach, conduct scholarly research, mentor students, and contribute service to the university and community.

The management information systems discipline is housed in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law within the Foster College of Business. We are a committed, student-centered program located in Central Illinois that prioritizes accessible undergraduate management information systems education, effective teaching pedagogy, and dedication to an inclusive learning environment.

The cybersecurity concentration within the management information systems major has been validated by the National Security Agency and Bradley University has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The capstone experience of our cybersecurity programs allows students to serve on the Bradley Red Team and conduct semester-long security assessments for local business clients.


We seek applicants with teaching and research interests related to cybersecurity. The position would teach a 3/3 load in the cybersecurity program. A course release will be provided for the first two years. The position would require that the faculty member assist the Center of Cybersecurity with course and program design. Commitment to and evidence of outstanding teaching, significant publication potential and a focused research agenda are required. Faculty are expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department and across campus on research and strategic initiatives.


- Doctorate in information systems or a related field is required. Candidates near completion prior to the start date will be considered.

- The primary field of teaching and research specialization will be cybersecurity. Ideal candidates would have experience teaching networking and security courses.

- Applicants must have an understanding of, and commitment to, creating an inclusive environment and the ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Application Materials:

A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered, to include:

- Cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position

- Curriculum vitae

- Statement of teaching philosophy

- Statement of research activity and plan

- Statement of their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references

Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Application Deadline:

Initial screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2024. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. Virtual interviews will be held August 5-9, 2024. In person interviews will be conducted at the AMCIS 2024 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jacob Young: jayoung@bradley.edu.

About Bradley:

Bradley University is a top-ranked private university in Peoria, Illinois, that offers nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Located midway between Chicago and St. Louis, the Greater Peoria Area has a population of 414,000 and is one of the most innovative and family friendly cities in the nation according to wallethub.com.

The Department of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law is one of five departments in the Foster College of Business, which serves roughly 575 undergraduate business students through 17 programs of study and offers several graduate programs. Bradley is proud to be one of only 189 schools that are AACSB accredited in both business and accounting. The Foster College of Business is co-located with the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology in a $100 million state-of-the-art facility, the Business and Engineering Convergence Center, which provides an exceptional collaborative teaching and learning environment.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. VISA sponsorship is available for this position.

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.