Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications to fill one (1) position in the Communication Technologies Department with an anticipated appointment start date of August 19, 2019. This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with the Assistant Professor, Computer Networking & Information Technology (Job #15044). Opening will be filled with either one (1) Assistant Professor or one (1) Professor of Practice.

On October 6, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Stout was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for academic years 2017-2022 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). UW Stout is the first four-year university to receive this designation in the state of Wisconsin. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified that curriculum of Computer Networking & Information Technology (CNIT) program at UW Stout meets or exceeds the requirements, as cited by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP). Recently, CNIT program has been awarded DoD Cybersecurity grants to support cybersecurity curricula development and cybersecurity capacity building. CNIT students have repeatedly won recognition for their IT and security skills in national competitions.


The Professor of Practice rank is a lecturer, academic staff, non-tenured position to teach courses supporting the B.S. CNIT program. Lecturers also engage in interdisciplinary endeavors with campus colleagues and maintain partnerships with industry.


  • Master’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related disciplines from a nationally accredited university or international equivalent
  • Experience with installation, implementation, and troubleshooting with networking equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge or technical experience related to cybersecurity


  • Current industry-recognized certification within the field of IT and Cybersecurity
  • Demonstrated ability to work affectively in teams
  • Teaching experience
  • CCNA certification
  • Progress toward Ph.D. degree in information technology, computer science, or related discipline


Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, especially those supporting the B.S. in Computer Networking & Information Technology (CNIT) program and other departmental courses. The full-time teaching load is 15 credits per semester.

Other responsibilities include: Teaching with tools that facilitate online and face-to-face learning environments; interaction with CNIT, CS, & ICT faculty and industry partners; continuous learning and development in the IT & Cybersecurity field; advising undergraduate students; engagement in course and program assessment of student learning; fostering cultural diversity and global awareness.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with Job #15044; please note only one (1) vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the Department of Communication Technologies to consider candidates with a different set of credentials for this particular vacancy.

  • Applicants with a PhD degree or ABD who wish to be considered for the faculty, tenure-track position need to apply to:
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree in the discipline who wish to be considered for the lecturer, academic staff, non-tenured position need to apply to:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by January 13, 2019. Applications received after that date may be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact Suzanne Rowan, Academic Department Associate, at, 715-232-1311.

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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