Assistant Professor of the Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa

University of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK

Job posting number: #7121038 (Ref:if109051)

Posted: January 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is embarking on a transformational endeavor to create the newly envisioned OU Polytechnic Institute (OUPI).  The aims are to further strengthen the educational landscape of the state, provide students with a unique educational experience that will enable them to be successful throughout their careers and respond to industry's need for a well educated, highly skilled and highly adaptable workforce to meet current and future needs.  The Institute will be located in Tulsa at the University’s OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus.

The OU Polytechnic Institute (OUPI) seeks applicants for four full-time rank renewable term Assistant Professors with teaching emphasis in cybersecurity and related fields.   The OUPI will offer bachelor’s completion and graduate degree programs focused on innovation and advanced technology to meet growing workforce demands in areas including cybersecurity, data science, telehealth/medical informatics, advanced mobility, advanced manufacturing, and software development.   Threading through these areas are competencies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous systems.  The targeted start date is August 2023.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. OU-Tulsa is located on a beautiful campus crowned by the Schusterman Center and including new state-of-the-art classrooms and research facilities. Tulsa was recently voted as one of the top 10 places to live by Relocate America and is an economically sound and inviting community located in the Green Country of Northeastern Oklahoma. A burgeoning art scene, including four art museums, and a revitalized downtown area add to the sense of activity and culture that are available in Tulsa. Visit and for more information.

The successful candidates will provide leadership in curriculum innovation, will be outstanding and effective communicators who enjoy and contribute to a shared camaraderie with faculty, staff, and students; and who show empathy in student interactions. We welcome candidates whose professional experience has prepared them to support inclusive excellence. Areas of creative activity emphasis may include but are not restricted to pedagogical methods, curriculum enhancement or design, student recruitment and retention, K-12 outreach, etc. Examples of creative activity output may include presentations at national or international conferences/symposia on computing and/or engineering education and/or publication in educational journals.

Position requires a doctoral degree in a Computing-related field and teaching experience at the college level in Cybersecurity or closely related field. Evidence of scholarship in computing and/or engineering education is preferred.

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Submit the following documents

- Cover Letter

- Current Vita

- and four references

For questions regarding this application, please contact Krista Pettersen at [email protected].

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Job posting number:#7121038 (Ref:if109051)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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