Assistant/Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
The School of Cybersecurity, Data Science, & Computing (CDSC) at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Computer Security and Information Assurance. This position is to commence fall of 2021, depending on the selected candidate's availability.
Within the School, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, and digital forensics are all closely aligned. The Norwich Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) program is one of the few recognized nationally as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (by the National Security Agency), and a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center). In February of 2014 the Ponemon Institute rated the program #2 out of 403 in the nation for cybersecurity education with regard to academic excellence, practical relevance, experience and expertise of the program faculty, experience and background of the students and alumni, and professional reputation in the cybersecurity community.
The School of CDSC and the CSIA program employ innovative teaching practices with undergraduate students having actively contributed to real criminal investigations, up-to-the-minute cyber-threat analyses, research, and public and private internships. Program instruction includes forensics of networks, mobile devices, malware, IoT devices, novel platforms, and active attack-and-defend scenarios. These opportunities are enhanced and supported by the Norwich University Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education & Research (CyFER). The CDSC employs innovative teaching models to involve undergraduate students in research and professional practice early in their education. Preference will be given to those with experience in these or other innovative and practical teaching methods, and in maintaining or furthering such methods.
Duties include teaching required undergraduate cybersecurity courses, course development, student advising, academic service, and research with a focus on Computer Security and Information Assurance. Start-up funds and other resources are available to support participation in scholarly endeavors.
The University seeks a doctorally-prepared, entrepreneurial, and innovative scholar/practitioner to join this strong and growing program in its next evolutionary step.
Beyond expertise in the specialization of cybersecurity, preference will be given to those with teaching experience, a record of recent and ongoing academic research and publication, or real-world experience in one or more of the following: virtual systems, operating systems, assembly language, programming languages (esp. C++, Python, Assemby), cloud computing, reverse engineering, computer networks, information security, digital forensics, risk analysis & mitigation, or policy development.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich is located in the center of Vermont, a state routinely rated in the top ten for quality of life. The campus is centrally located near beautiful four-season resort communities, the state capital, an international airport, major metropolitan cities in four states and Canada, Lake Champlain, the Appalachian Trail, and several national forests. In addition to a wide array of outdoor activities, vibrant arts, and varied entertainment options, the region has long been a hub for IT innovation.
Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To apply, submit an application letter, brief research and teaching statements, a current CV, contact information for at least three references, and a Norwich application: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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