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Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security (F0034)


Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security (F0034)

  • 153814
  • Farmville, Virginia, United States
  • College of Business and Economics
  • Longwood University (Hirezon)
About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The College of Business and Economics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (F0034) in Information Systems & Cyber Security to begin August 2023.

The AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics offers an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with concentrations in six disciplines, including Information Systems & Cyber Security, as well as a fully online MBA program. The College also houses an established Center for Cyber Security.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated emphasis in teaching and research related to cloud security and cloud computing concepts. The candidate will also have the ability to teach a variety of subjects at the undergraduate level (BSBA) and graduate level (MBA), in areas including general cybersecurity courses, digital forensics, networking, entry level programming, database operations, systems analysis & design, and web development. The candidate should have sufficient technical experience in a range of these areas to provide hands-on demonstrations and provide meaningful laboratory exercises & instruction to supplement traditional textbook/lecture material for students. Applicants will be expected to contribute to excellence in education through teaching, scholarly publication in peer-reviewed outlets, and service to the college, university, and community.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in information systems or a closely-related discipline by August 2023 with substantial expertise in cyber security as well as demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence. Candidates who are ABD may also be considered with a confirmed final dissertation defense and Ph.D. degree attainment date before August 2023.
  • Candidate must maintain a program of research output sufficient to meet AACSB scholarly academic (SA) status requirements. Additionally, candidate must demonstrate annual progress toward scholarly output and tenure-track publication goals consistent with guidance in Longwood University's Faculty Policies & Procedures Manual.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; interest in active and collaborative learning and the instructional use of technology; prior college-level and online teaching experience; enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment; and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in one of the following areas is preferred: cyber/information security, software development, systems analysis, or equivalent technical applications.
  • Industry certifications related to the information systems and cyber security disciplines are a plus.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator's contact information can be located through this link http:// www.longwood.edu/titleix/ .

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 9/28/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):
  • Letter of interest summarizing your qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, which includes how the candidate serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Teaching evaluation summaries
  • Three letters of recommendation/contact information from active faculty who are familiar with the candidate's teaching and research and can discuss their academic qualifications for this position


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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