Faculty - Cybersecurity Innovation and Policy

The Department of Computer Science seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in cybersecurity innovation and policy, starting in the Fall of 2020. Rank is open, but assistant or associate professor is preferred. North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. NDSU offers Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering with options in cybersecurity and plans to offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cybersecurity in the very near future. The successful candidate will have a key role in helping to shape these emerging programs. Research and teaching excellence are expected. A competitive salary and startup package is offered. Additional funds for summer salary and graduate student support may be available.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2 courses in her/his first year and three courses in subsequent years. These courses will be in cybersecurity policy and related areas. It is expected that the successful candidate will help to create a new curriculum focus in this area with these courses.

While the academic home of this position will be in the Department of Computer Science, this position will be affiliated with the Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth in the College of Business. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and outreach that contributes to the Department and Institute’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in cybersecurity, business, computer science, computer engineering, economics, information technology, law, management information systems, transportation, political science, public policy, or another closely related field
  • Experience or other evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience or other evidence of potential to conduct research in this important and emerging area is essential.
  • We expect that the faculty member who fills this position will be knowledgeable in the principles of cybersecurity technology and carry out applied research on cybersecurity policy and innovation.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to conduct both computational science and policy research, demonstrated in multiple ways including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated ability to secure funding to support computational science and/or policy research
  • Relevant professional certifications in cybersecurity technologies
  • Relevant experience in government or public-sector cybersecurity that can inform teaching and/or research.

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