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Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Security (Cyber Security)

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Computer Science

Job ID: 263555

About Us

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060

Department Information

Located in the Northwest of Atlanta, Michael J. Coles College of Business is fully accredited by¿AACSB-International and serves around 9,000 students. The Department of Information Systems and Security consists of 30+ full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate degrees in Information Systems, Information Security and Assurance, and Cybersecurity; and graduate degrees in Information Systems (MSIS), Healthcare Management and Informatics (MSHMI), Digital Financial Technologies (FINTECH), and a dual MBA-MSIS degree. The department also offers an IS concentration in the Ph.D. (Business Administration) program. The academic programs at the department embrace applied learning and actively pursue industry engagements to offer students a transformational experience. Our faculty members have diverse research interests offering collaboration opportunities. The department hosts the 3D printing lab, Brainlab, Information security & assurance lab, and an immersive visualization environments research supercluster. For more information related to the college and the department, please visit our website at

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Security (Cyber Security) faculty position in the Department of Information Systems and Security that begins August 2024. 


-        Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the technical aspects of cybersecurity.

-        Research and scholarship in the area of expertise, and professional service to the Department, College, and University.

-        The standard teaching load is 3/3 but is negotiable and can be reduced to 3/2 or 2/2 based on research productivity. Coles College flexibly allows summer support for new faculty for up to 3 years.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines. 

Required Qualifications

A doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in Business Administration, Information Systems, Information Security, Cybersecurity, or Management Science, or a related discipline, is required.  

NOTE: For ABDs, the required degree must be earned by the start date. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree earned from an AACSB accredited college/school.
  • Record of prior teaching experience (in-person, online, or hybrid courses).
  • Documentation of technical skills in cybersecurity.
  • Record of research accomplishments.
  • Willingness to serve the needs of the department.

Required Documents to Attach

  • CV 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Teaching Philosophy 
  • Research Philosophy 
  • Teaching Evaluations if available (Upload as Additional Documents)
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)  
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references to be contacted as needed
  • Evidence of cybersecurity certifications or special training if available (Upload as Additional Documents)

Apply Before Date

Application deadline is November 13, 2023. 

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Humayun Zafar,

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