Assistant Professor - Cyber Security - #21-09

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Computer Science

Faculty Hire Number:  21-09

Rank:  Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget


Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

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Teaching of graduate and undergraduate classes both in the areas of specialization and in core curriculum. The teaching load may be reduced for faculty actively engaged in supervising graduate research and developing a research program. Each faculty member is expected to teach both evening and day courses. Faculty are expected to perform the usual curricular and administrative duties associated with an academic appointment, to engage in research, publish in refereed conference proceedings and journals, and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to effective teaching, research, and scholarly activities. Faculty are expected to work with students on research activities, community based projects, or other extracurricular activities. For the purposes of reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly research and peer-reviewed publications, and service to the University and community including activities in support of student retention. 

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.


Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctoral degree by August 22, 2021. Teaching excellence and research potential with strong communication skills and the interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses in the areas of computer science and information technology are necessary qualifications. Specialization in Cyber Security is strongly preferred. CSUN is a Learning Centered University with a research and scholarly activity component. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with a diverse student population.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

All positions are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.

 Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 14, 2020.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements to the address in the section below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Also, applicants must supply contact information for three references upon request.

How to Apply:

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CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Computer Science department at (818) 677-3398.

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