Assistant/Associate Professor of Cyber Security

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embr y-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is accepting applications for multiple tenure-track assistant or associate-level professor positions in Cyber Intelligence and Security (CIS) to start in Fall of 2021. 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.


Our CIS department is a National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, and one of the world’s few cybersecurity programs accredited by ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).

As a faculty candidate you should demonstrate excellence in teaching both undergraduate and masters-level courses. In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for university service such as mentoring and committee service as well as active engagement in scholarly and professional activities. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills and a strong command of the English language are required.

We are interested in candidates with teaching acumen in CIS subject areas such as: 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; data science; cyber-physical systems; and, the Internet-of-Things.

Our students are industry-competitive have landed coveted scholarships from the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program as well as internships and full-time jobs at US government agencies, the DoD, and various private organizations.

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

  • 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 and demonstrate the ability to excel in teaching while maintaining a program of research/scholarly activity that involves students.

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

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