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Dean / Director of the Governors' Cyber Academy

Employer
Dakota State University
Location
Madison, South Dakota
Salary
DOQE
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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As part of Dakota State University (DSU), and its RISING 2 cyber leadership and education program, we are accepting applications for the Director/Dean of the Governor’s Cyber Academy of South Dakota (GCA). The GCA is designed for high schoolers and will provide university level computer/cyber science courses to qualified high school students across the state of South Dakota. The Director/Dean of GCA will lead a collaboration between state government (specifically the Department of Education), school districts in South Dakota, home-schooled students and the nationally recognized computer and cyber science expertise of Dakota State University.

The Director/Dean of the Cyber Academy of South Dakota is a full-time 12-month, administrative, non-faculty exempt, benefit-eligible appointment. This position will serve as the main point of contact and support for K-12 institutions and students as well as participating DSU faculty, and staff. This position will lead, create, maintain, and implement recruitment activities and day-to-day administration of the Academy. Specifically, the GCA will make available to high school students 21 credits (7 courses) of Computer Science and Cybersecurity courses (transferable and stackable) along with 9 credits (3 courses) of general education = 30 credits (transferable and stackable).

The courses within the GCA will be offered in three ways: Face-to-face, synchronous online, and asynchronous online using the on-campus learning management system. Extensive mentorship will be provided to the high school students by cyber professionals, near peer mentors and faculty mentors. In each summer of the GCA, Cyber Summer Camps will be offered to the students in both east river and west river locations providing enrichment learning, e.g., educational connections to relevant technical college programs, and residential coursework.

Responsibilities of the Director/Dean, Cyber Academy of South Dakota

  • Create a delivery system for university level computer/cyber sciences courses to be delivered to qualified high school students across the state of South Dakota.
  • Work with high schools and home-schooled students throughout the state of South Dakota recruiting and advising K-12 administrators and students to encourage participation and facilitate growth in the Academy.
  • Through strong leadership and management efforts ensure a quality educational environment for all students enrolled in these courses (high quality faculty, efficient and effective delivery modalities, high levels of project communication, close work with Department of Education staff as well as with school district leadership across the state).
  • Work closely with the leadership and faculty of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University (source of the academic course offerings) to provide a schedule of courses.
  • Work with Department of Education staff to support existing CTE (Career and Technical Education) programming.
  • Work with the DSU College of Education and the Department of Education staff to develop a K-5 and out-of-school cyber education program.
  • Work with the Department of Education staff, the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, the College of Education (DSU), the College of Arts and Sciences (DSU), and the College of Business and information Systems (DSU) to update South Dakota Computer Science Education Standards and develop the programs within the GCA.
  • Work closely with school district leadership across the state to encourage participation, to develop and maintain high standards of educational delivery and to effectively deliver the GCA curriculum to high school students.
  • Supervise and support faculty teaching within the GCA.
  • Oversee and execute the ongoing administration of the allocated budget.
  • Formulate short- and long-range plans for the meeting the goals of the GCA.

Qualifications for Appointment

  • Earned doctoral degree (Computer or Cyber Sciences, Student Affairs, Education or related field) preferred. Master’s degree required. The degree must be in a related field from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated leadership, administrative, and supervisory experience (minimum two-year full-time experience).
  • Experience building and sustaining relationships with local and state schools and parents.
  • Record of accomplishment in teaching and professional service.
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment.
  • Strong communication, organization, and technology skills.
  • Record of successful management of fiscal resources, strategic planning, and program development.
  • Ability to integrate and apply new and emerging technology.
  • K-12 teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience in at least one of the following is encouraged: creating or leading STEM recruitment activities, academic advising, career advising, K-12 student success initiatives. The successful candidate Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to deliver the intended student learning outcomes (see section below).


Our University
Dakota State University provides learning that integrates technology and continuous innovation to educate individuals who assume relevant and meaningful roles in society. Dakota State University offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs through its colleges of arts and sciences, business and information systems, computer and cyber sciences, and education. DSU has a special focus on the development, application, implications, and impacts of computing, information technologies and cyber security in all areas of human endeavor. DSU has received multiple Center of Excellence designations in education, research and regional resource development from the U.S. National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DSU is home to the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs®), a cyber R&D hub with labs and institutes that explore and advance technology application, workforce development, business expansion, economic growth, and policy improvement across multiple disciplines and fields.

Applying for the Position
The position is open until filled. DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Candidates who apply by September 23, 2022 will receive primary consideration.

Benefits
DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

Company

Due to unprecedented growth, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University in Madison South Dakota is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track, full-time (9 month), benefits-eligible, faculty positions in all disciplines of Computer Science (all areas), Cyber Security (technical and non-technical), and Artificial Intelligence (all specializations). If you are interested in teaching and researching in one of these areas, please apply today. Be sure to indicate your area of interest in your cover letter. Rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

The start date of this position is Spring (January) 2023 or Fall (August) of 2023.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching a range of applied undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one or more of these areas:
    • Computer Science, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence.
  • Researching and publishing relevant scholarship.
  • Active pursuit of grant and funding opportunities.
  • Additional duties will include advising students, serving on university committees, assisting with recruitment activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, or a closely related discipline prior to the start date of the appointment. ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to develop a strong and active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or developing courses with technical, hands-on exercises and labs.
  • Strong potential for scholarly research, publication and attracting external funding in areas related to Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence.

Information about the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences:

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences currently offers five undergraduate programs, including Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Network and Security Administration, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Game Design. Two master programs, including a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with specializations in Cyber Operations and Artificial Intelligence and a Master of Science in Cyber Defense (MSCD). The Beacom College also offers three doctoral programs, including Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Cyber Operations, and Ph.D. in Cyber Defense. The Beacom College is the largest college at DSU. The college has more than 1,200 students including both undergraduate and graduate students.

Information about DSU:

Dakota State University is a special focus STEM university with an emphasis in computing information technologies and cyber security across all areas of human endeavor. Over the years, DSU has established its reputation as a distinguished regional and national leader in computer science and cybersecurity education and research. We embrace opportunities to provide our students, faculty, and future collaborators with the most innovative technologies and facilities, to produce transformative research and development, and create an outstanding base of faculty, students, and programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels. DSU holds three prestigious designations from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense, Research, and Cyber Operations.

Among the exciting things happening at Dakota State we have a major public-private partnership in DSU RISING, a gift-driven campaign in two phases, totaling $130 Million. DSU RISING has already produced several major new opportunities and facilities on campus: The Beacom Institute of Technology, the Madison CyberLabs (cyber-related research and technology application across many industries), the Applied Research Lab (DSU-ARL), and the Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.

New projects funded and in process include the extension of DSU’s Applied Research Corporation (ARC) to a new facility in Sioux Falls, expansion of the number of graduates from the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, and the launch of the statewide Governors’ Cyber Academy (K-12 cyber education program).


Salary:

Assistant Professor - $85,000 / Associate and Full Professor salary will be determined based on rank and experience


Benefits:

  • Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
  • Life and disability insurance options
  • Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
  • Professional liability coverage

How to Apply:

To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

About Dakota State University:

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

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