Tenure-Track Faculty Position- IT Supply Chain Management - 16831

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The IT Supply Chain Management department within the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a tenure-track faculty member with rank to be determined at hire.

This is a full-time position with the anticipated start date of August 2021.


The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in information technology and especially Cybersecurity as part of the Master of Cybersecurity, Master of Business Administration, and Information Technology Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate and graduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an AACSB accredited institution or its equivalent in Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related field such as Computer Science or Computer Engineering is required
  • ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2021; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2022 in advance of their first scheduled review
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience

Full-Time teaching responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the information technology and Cybersecurity domains, such as Cyber resilience, data-driven security, ethical hacking and offensive security, information assurance and audit, IT risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity, data networking and cloud computing, critical and industrial infrastructure security, business analytics, business process management, and programming. Research expectations include peer-reviewed journal articles, case studies, books (book chapters), and other intellectual contributions defined in the CoBE Faculty Handbook. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach traditional, online, and/or in a hybrid/hyflex format, or courses in the evenings or on weekends. Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving to student success.


The Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management (http://www.uww.edu/cobe/itscm) is one of the seven departments in the College of Business and Economics (http://www.uww.edu/cobe). There are 19 full-time faculty and staff members supporting nearly 400 undergraduate majors and 100 undergraduate minors with emphases in business analysis, data analytics, networking and security, and project management. The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the largest business school in the state of Wisconsin. The College enrolls over 4,700 business undergraduate students with over 30 majors/emphases in the 2019-20 academic year. Graduate programs offered include Masters of Business Administration (with 11 unique emphases), Masters of Professional Accountancy, Masters of Science in Finance, Masters in Environmental Safety and Health, Master of Business Analytics, Master of Cybersecurity and Doctorate of Business Administration.

Cybersecurity Center for Business at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater is home to a Cybersecurity Center for Business (CCB) . The CCB offers cybersecurity education, training, and resources for businesses, educational institutions, and governments. Under the collaboration of CCB and cybersecurity faculty, UW-Whitewater has been awarded two significant federal grants worth over 3 million dollars in total. The Department of Defense (DoD) grant on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will provide training for the auditors and certifiers of the CMMC - the DoD’s assessment and certification program - to ensure appropriate cybersecurity controls for DoD contractors in Wisconsin. The Department of Labor (DoL) grant on cybersecurity apprenticeship plans to train about 1,200 apprentices (with a focus on veterans, veteran spouses, and minorities) and place them in Wisconsin companies or organizations over 4 years. A good amount of them are expected to continue studying cybersecurity at 2-year technical colleges or 4-year colleges, including UW-Whitewater. Note that these grant-funded projects, along with the anticipated future CCB-led grant projects, will provide resources in instruction and practice for the faculty in the Cybersecurity academic programs.


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW–Whitewater policy and procedure.


Applications received by March 7, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Balaji Sankaranarayanan
Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor of Information Technology
Information Technology and Supply Chain Management


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Student Evaluations of teaching (if available)
  • Example of research (optional)
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