Arizona State University — Lecturer (all ranks) in Information Technology

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Lecturer (all ranks) in Information Technology
Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seeks applicants for a faculty lecturer (all ranks) position in the Information Technology (IFT) program.

Appointments may be at Principal Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning Spring 2023. This position is non-tenure track appointment with a fixed-term academic year contract. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

The Polytechnic School, one of seven schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has an energetic Information Technology undergraduate and graduate program which focuses on combining applied engineering and industry practices to develop the next generation of information technology professionals. To advance this area, we will look for applicants who complement our ability to transfer knowledge and practical experience to our undergraduate and graduate students.

The faculty member is expected to contribute to the standards of excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs through effective pedagogical practices and instructions, mentoring and supporting student work in two or more of the following IFT disciplines: data management (data modeling, data analysis), information security (protection and privacy), software development (programming), platform infrastructure (network, systems administration: Linux & Window), and a combination of any of these disciplines in support of emerging technologies. Service is an important component of these positions and demonstrated by collaboration, cooperation, contribution, team building, leadership, and industry engagement.

The Polytechnic School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates student focus learning, will contribute to our academic programs, will promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, and valuing entrepreneurship. Faculty members are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.

The lecturer is expected to contribute to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in one or more of the following IT disciplines:

  • Network and Systems Administration—TCP/IP network architecture and systems administration (802.xx, (IPv4/6), LINUX (Ubuntu, RedHat Enterprise, Fedora), Microsoft Windows, VLAN's, VPN's, Active Directory, LDAP, PowerShell scripting, user and group management, data migration, system deployment and scaling, system policy creation and implementation, and BASH/Linux shell scripting.
  • Security—information assurance, security and risk management, cybersecurity frameworks (NIST,ISM), information security governance, asset security, identity & access controls, security assessment & testing, network defense and countermeasures, cybersecurity laws.
  • Programming and software development —Python, Java, R, Visual Studio.
  • Data Management: data modeling, architecture, storage, retrieval, and management—ER, EER, ORM, Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Redshift, NoSQL, SQL, Amazon RDS and Redshift, DynamoDB, Aurora.
  • Cloud Computing — virtualization, cloud economics, cloud deployments models, cloud delivery models.


    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment;
  • Academic background commensurate with teaching courses in one or more of the IT relevant subject areas.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to teaching;
  • Teaching experience in on-campus and on-line interactions that incorporates lectures, instructional-based labs and activities into course material;
  • Engaging students in a project-based educational setting involving team-based projects, capstone projects and applied projects;
  • Developing course material that is used for on-line and on-campus delivery;
  • Relevant industry experience within the public or private sectors;
  • Earned Doctorate degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field;

    Application Instructions
    The application deadline is November 23, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (four pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion* (four pages maximum), and
  • Contact Information for Three (3) References – Name, Position, Affiliation, Email, Phone

    Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Atkinson at
    *The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to describe their past, current, and planned activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

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