Employment

Assistant Professor-Software Engineering

The Department of Computer Science of North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall, 2021. We seek research expertise in software engineering. NDSU offers Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering.  Research and teaching excellence are expected.  Normal teaching loads are three courses per year.  Salary is competitive.  The Computer Science Department has 13 faculty, 4 Lecturers, approximately 100 graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.) students, and nearly 350 B.S./B.A. students.  Fargo is a clean, growing metropolitan area of 250,000 that consistently ranks very high in national quality-of-life surveys. We have low levels of crime and pollution, excellent schools, short commutes and proximity to the Minnesota lakes country. The community has a symphony, an opera, a domed stadium, a community theater, three universities and many other opportunities for advancement, recreation and entertainment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Experience or other evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and in research
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Qualifications preferred but not required:

  • Experience in software engineering research
  • Professional software development experience
  • Experience with framework- and/or cloud-based software development environments
  • Experience teaching a variety of software engineering topics
  • Evidence of potential for guiding graduate students and mentoring undergraduate students

Review of applications begins February 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

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Graduate/Doctoral Research Assistant

The Department of Computer Science is seeking a Graduate/Doctoral Research Assistant to conduct research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Only NDSU students are eligible to be hired in this position. Unsolicited applications to this posting will NOT be considered. Must be an NDSU Graduate Student to be considered with hours and location to be determined. Resume and cover letter are not required but encouraged.

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Graduate/Doctoral Teaching Assistant

The Department of Computer Science is seeking a Graduate/Doctoral Teaching Assistant to conduct research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Only NDSU students are eligible to be hired in this position. Unsolicited applications to this posting will NOT be considered. Must be an NDSU Graduate Student to be considered with hours and location to be determined. Resume and cover letter are not required but encouraged.

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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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