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Assistant Professor - School of Criminology & Security Studies

Indiana State University
Job Location:
Terre Haute, 47809-9989
Security Studies

Required Relevant Education & Experience:

Qualifications and Duties: Candidates are required to have a doctorate, with strong preference given to those with a Ph.D. or D.Sc. in cybersecurity or digital forensics, or criminology with a cyber-security background or related field. An ideal candidate would have experience in cybersecurity, and preferably experience working in the field of cybersecurity. An ABD candidate with a firm completion date (6 months after employment start date) will be considered. A juris doctorate degree is not sufficient.

About the Institution:
Indiana State University is a world-class center of higher education, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving a multi-state region that stretches from Indianapolis to St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and beyond. It has been recognized by the Princeton Review as among the best universities in the Midwest.

Indiana State is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly campus located within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and activities in Terre Haute's historic downtown district. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas.

Indiana State, one of the most diverse campuses in Indiana, is a welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff representing most U.S. states and many countries around the world. There are more than 260 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year, along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series that bring national touring productions and speakers to campus. Indiana State is a place of belonging where students, faculty, and staff learn and thrive together.

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Position Details:
The School of Criminology and Security Studies is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences of Indiana State University. It is a rapidly-growing department that offers degrees in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Intelligence Analysis, and Cybercriminology & Security Studies. We are searching to fill a tenure-track position in the Cybercriminology & Security Studies program for the fall 2024. The Cybercriminology & Security Studies program offers concentrations in Cybercrime and Physical Security. In 2022, the School of Criminology and Security Studies, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cybercriminology and Security Studies, Cybercrime Program was validated as a Program of Study by the National Security Agency (NSA) which led to the National Security Agency (NSA) designating Indiana State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. In June of 2022, the school launched the Center for Cybercriminology and Digital Forensics (CCDF), which is dedicated to the mission to advance the nations critical infrastructure through education, partnerships, real-world experience and hands-on learning. In order to meet the mission of the CCDF, the school provides internal internships in their Electronic Data Analysis Section (EDAS), High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) and beginning Fall 2023, the Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R) and Intelligence Analysis Crime Unit (IACU). The school has a new state-of-the-art Cyber/Intel Lab for academic teaching. The HTCU is a grant funded through the state of Indiana and the local prosecutor's office that provides paid internships and high-end hardware and software digital forensics facility. The EDAS and IACU internships provide academic credit and separate labs for students to perform their work. The School of Criminology programs have grown to over 500 majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This includes both on campus and distance education programs. The Cybercriminology & Security Studies program has grown to over 100 students in just 5 years of existence and is anticipated to enroll between 500 to 600 majors when fully implemented, with new faculty positions added to meet enrollment and program needs. The school is multidisciplinary, with a broad emphasis on social sciences and security matters. More information is available through the department website at

Application: Screening will begin October 25, 2023 as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply online at and attach a letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to campus interview), contact information for three letters references and any other supporting material. Please note that the references you provide on your application will receive a notification request for a recommendation letter immediately.

Inquiries may be directed to: Shannon Barton, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, School of Criminology & Security Studies, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, (812) 237-8332 [voice]; (812) 237-2407 [fax] E-mail to:

ISU encourages women and minority scholars to apply; ISU has a higher percentage of diverse and multicultural students than any other Indiana university. The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes all faculty, staff, and students, regardless of identity or affiliation. The College values the contribution of all individuals in the execution of its primary mission, which is to educate undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, we will strive to attract representative staff and faculty. The College will actively support endeavors that embrace and explore human differences and global awareness. The College's Diversity Plan is accessible from the College's website:

Indiana State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring people with many varied backgrounds, identities, and characteristics to join our institution; additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. View our stance on equal opportunity employment at

Diversity Upgrade: Yes

Job Summary:

Position: Assistant Professor. This position is a 10-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position with possibilities of summer teaching assignments. Criteria for tenure and promotion include research, scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and service to the university and community. Beginning Date: August 1, 2024.

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