Faculty, Computer Science, Cybersecurity
Faculty, Computer Science, CybersecurityDepartment
College of Liberal Arts and SciencesVacancy Number
Macon, GAJob Type
The Department of Computer Science in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for a tenure track Cybersecurity faculty position. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2021.
Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Responsibilities include:
- teaching undergraduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and information technology,
- directing undergraduate research projects,
- serving as faculty advisor for students in the department,
- mentoring our Cyber Defense Competition Team,
- assisting with efforts to become an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense, and maintaining an active research program.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university in cybersecurity, computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or in a closely related area. Applicants with ABD will be considered for the interview process provided there is evidence that all degree requirements will be completed by time of appointment. Applicants must have a demonstrated academic and/or professional background in cybersecurity. This person will serve a key role in the offering of our cybersecurity program at Mercer University.
Research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as secure software development, virtualization and cloud computing, automation and orchestration, cybersecurity governance, and cyber analytics, are preferred.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to empowering and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. To learn more about Mercer University, visit Mercer's web site at www.mercer.edu.
The Computer Science Department, situated in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers degrees in cybersecurity, computer science, computational science, and information science and technology. The BS degree program in computer science is accredited by ABET. The Department also offers coursework in support of the Computer Engineering major that is offered through Mercer's School of Engineering, and coursework for Business majors in Mercer's School of Business.Background Check
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.Pay Rate
Commensurate with experienceRequired Documents
CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, ReferencesSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Interested individuals should complete a brief online application and submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of at least three references.
For additional information, contact Dr. Bob Allen at (478) 301-2823 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.EEO Statement
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.