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Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity, Technology, and Org. Comm. at Purdue University

  • 1.  Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity, Technology, and Org. Comm. at Purdue University

    Posted 10-15-2021 17:06
    Edited by Seungyoon Lee 10-15-2021 17:11


    Brian Lamb School of Communication
    Tenure Track ASSOCIATE or FULL Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology and Organizational Communication


    Search Date: Fall 2021

    Date Available: August 2022


    The Brian Lamb School of Communication is searching for a scholar in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Organizational Communication to be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.


    Principal Duties: We are seeking a colleague who can complement our strengths in organizational communication and the study of media, technology, and society. In particular, we are seeking someone with expertise in cybersecurity and related topics, such as misinformation/disinformation spread, polarization and radicalization, corporate hacking, and/or organizational and institutional management of threats and risks. The ideal applicant will have expertise in quantitative methods such as big data analytics, machine learning, text analysis, agent-based modeling, advanced social network analysis, and/or experimental design. The faculty member will benefit from and have opportunities to contribute to established and emerging areas being developed at Purdue including centers and institutes devoted to cybersecurity, policy research, open digital innovation, data science, and diversity and inclusion. We are interested in applicants who have an active empirical research program and are involved in or plan to engage in multidisciplinary external funding opportunities (federal, foundation, and/or corporate). The ideal applicant will have experience in teaching and mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students, will have advised M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, will have taught courses in technology, media, and/or organizational communication, and explores cutting-edge content in research and in the classroom.

    Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field with a record of scholarship, extramural funding, student mentorship, and teaching that merits appointment to the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This position requires strong communication skills and a strong record of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed outlets. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) ( ) program through research that utilizes cutting-edge social science research methods.


    The College and University:

    The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program ( that educates students across the university.

    Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Brian Lamb School of Communication are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.


    Purdue is a research-intensive, PhD-granting institution and a public land-grant university. Faculty members in the Brian Lamb School of Communication are actively involved with several interdisciplinary programs and centers on campus, including the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement, the AMAP cluster, the Integrated Data Science Initiative, and the many Research Centers at Discovery Park such as the Purdue Policy Research Institute and CERIAS.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit Applications must be submitted online at
    and include: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Electronic copies of the three most significant publications and one recently published manuscript or work in progress, 3) Cover letter of interest that includes a statement describing how the applicant’s research and teaching fit the principal duties of the position, 4) Names of at least three references, and 5) a Diversity and Inclusion statement described below.


    Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


    Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stacey Connaughton at, +1 765.494.9107.


    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.