Assistant Professor of Cyber Security

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embr y-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an Assistant Professor of Cyber Security. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.


The Department of Cyber Intelligence and Security (CIS), housed in the nation’s one and only College of Security and Intelligence at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU-PC) in Prescott, AZ, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

We are a NSA and DHS designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), and one of the world’s few cybersecurity programs accredited by ABET CAC. Apart from a 7-year old BS program, we also offer a new MS program. The department has state-of-the-art facilities, including a Cyber Lab, GSOC, and an upcoming Cyber Warfare Range for class activities and research.

As a faculty candidate you should have demonstrated ability or possess industry experience to design, develop, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in CIS or a related discipline. We are interested in CIS subject areas, such as: data science; digital forensics; ethical hacking; malware and vulnerability analysis, and reverse engineering; embedded and industrial control systems; wireless and mobile security; database system, software, and cloud computing security; cyber-physical systems; and, the Internet-of-Things. You will also participate in the development of our Cyber Lab and warfare range.
In addition to teaching and university service such as mentoring and committees, you are expected to engage in professional and scholarly activities. Our university has several initiatives that encourage faculty members to engage in STEM research. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills and a strong command of the English language are required.

ERAU-PC is a small, private, not for profit, residential university. Low student/faculty ratio interactions are highly valued and is central to the university appeal. Collaboration with other departments is encouraged, as well as with organizations in the area including the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance boasting over 100 companies small and global. Our students have landed coveted scholarships such as the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program and internship/full-time jobs at US government agencies, DoD, and various private organizations. We have offered international competitions at conferences such as DEF CON.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children will cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per person

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in cyber security, computer science, engineering, or a related field.

Please include vitae, unofficial transcripts and three (3) references in your application material

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