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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Lecturer - Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at North Dakota State University seeks to fill a lecturer position. This position will:

  • Teach up to four courses per semester in topic areas such as Microcomputer Packages, Computer Science Problem Solving, Programming Languages, Software Development, Special Topics, and in areas of emerging importance in Computing. Teach fully online and/or hybrid/blended courses.
  • Assist with selecting and supervising students working as Learning Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and graders
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Complete limited service activities, including committee work, as assigned

This position reports to the Chair of Computer Science.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related area
  • Experience and/or demonstrated expertise in teaching courses in the topic areas described in the position responsibilities
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in developing innovative teaching methods
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated background and expertise in emerging areas of interest in the department
  • Activity and Plans for earning a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related emerging area that is of interest to the department
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor groups and teams of students and colleagues

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