Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 385 Colleges-2020 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 252 Business Schools-2019 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.


About the Welch College of Business and Technology

SHU's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) is AACSB-accredited and enrolls some 2,000 students. It is housed on Sacred Heart University's west campus, approximately one kilometer from main campus. Opened in Fall 2019, in the former world headquarters of General Electric, the west campus is focused on digital innovation and how it is transforming business in the 21st century.  The campus includes state-of-the art labs, equipment, and studios to support research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial computation, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, and e-game design.


The Jack Welch College of Business and Technology (WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Sports Management and Fashion Marketing & Merchandising. The School of Computer Science and Engineering (which is part of the WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science/Information Technology, Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The WCBT offers eight Master's programs: MS in Computer Science, MS Information Technology, MS Cybersecurity, MS Business Analytics, Masters in Business Administration, MS in Accounting, MS Finance and Investment Management, MS Human Resource Management, MS Digital Marketing, and the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA-Finance).


Nearly sixty full-time faculty and four staff members bring an impressive range of expertise to the WCBT with terminal degrees and advanced training from leading universities. The WCBT is committed to enhancing its reputation and its engagement with the business community while raising its scholarly profile, and supporting faculty research and development.

Job Description:

The School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), housed strategically within the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) aspires for 'growth and excellence' in the field of cybersecurity. With this goal, the college invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cybersecurity at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2021. All applicants with a strong background in all areas of cybersecurity will be considered; however, special emphasis will be to candidates with expertise in malware analysis, software security, systems security and applied cryptography.


Responsibilities include designing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, publishing in highly ranked journals and conference proceedings, establishing an externally funded research program, assisting the program for ABET accreditation and/or NSA designation, supervising student research and capstone projects, and serving school, college and university level committees. 


The successful candidate will enhance the current expertise in the school, which includes cyber-physical systems, network security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, game design, athlete physiology.  We take great pride in our educational values and aim to educate next generation cybersecurity specialists, computer scientists and engineers. We are committed to fundamental universal values of human rights and focused on increasing representation of historically underrepresented groups within our school.   


A Ph.D. degree in cybersecurity or a closely related discipline with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an active program of research is required.  Exceptionally well qualified Ph.D. students with ABD status, with a definite timeline to dissertation completion, will be considered at an Instructor rank. Experience in curriculum design and development and active learning approaches is preferred.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020, with preliminary interviews planned by the end of the year

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting (1) a letter of interest relating your qualifications to the requirements of the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) sample scholarship, and (6) a list of three references.  


Application materials must be submitted using Sacred Heart University online application process in order to be considered.  Questions may be addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Sajal Bhatia, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at


Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs