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Assistant Professor of Computer Science


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science ( MCS ) at Coppin State University ( CSU ) seeks applications for one full time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Engineering position with a Doctorate in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Digital Forensics or Computer Engineering related discipline. The CSU is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore, MD. The MCS department is close to launching a Cybersecurity Engineering ( CYSE ) Physical Systems accentuated BS Degree program, and faculty candidates will be encouraged to advance their skills and core competencies in the area of system attack, infiltration, exploitation, defense, mitigation, and recovery. The CYSE program curriculum advancement and instructional content development, Cyber-lab supported advance CYSE R&D projects development and testing responsibilities, and participation in faculty and students training activities, and pursuing an engaging research grant writing agenda linking to NSA - CAE Cyber Operations Fundamental Knowledge Units, and seeking the ABET accreditation will be some of the areas MCS department is moving forward, and new faculty-hire will have the opportunity to play a leading role. Other desirable areas are AI/ML, Data Science, intelligent systems or quantum information science and computing. It is imperative that all prospective applicants have experience and strong knowledge of developing software from object-oriented programming languages. Current primary languages taught in the MCS department include, Java, C++, Python, and Ruby. The candidates must be familiar with one or more professional Integrated Development Environment, such as: Eclipse, MS Visual Studio Professional or a comparable IDEs. Secondary languages taught at CSU include R, C, Javascript and Obj-C and the ability to run Jupyter notebooks and labs. Opportunities exist for collaborations with DoE, IBM, NSA and many other federal agencies in the nearby areas of Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. Candidates with established research agenda and advanced course-curriculum development interest in one or more of these areas will be given preference. Coppin State University ( HBC /MI) is a member of University System of Maryland and was founded in 1900 (

  • Twelve credits hours (4 courses) teaching at the undergraduate level. New advanced Cybersecurity Engineering and computer science courses and labs projects development.
  • Development of face-to-face and Bb Ultra Online instructional materials, and Cyber-lab management and operation. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments.
  • Research or scholarly activity involving publications and interest in grant-proposal writing. Collaborating with colleagues and or external university faculty.
  • Assist department chair in coordinating and updating computer Science and CYSE curricular, help update Computer Science and Cyber-labs’ software and participate in MCS department’s students outreach activities.
  • Lead and support in developing Instructional and faculty workshops labs and materials reflecting culturally responsive and cultural intelligence learning thread.
  • University-wide, College-wide and Department-wide committee assignments.
  • Student advising, student’s support and Computer Science and Mathematics clubs activities. Participating in University-wide activities as assigned by the Chair.
Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Digital Forensics or Computer Engineering related discipline at the time of appointment and must have a commitment to quality teaching, a strong research and professional-service record.
  • NIST certification is ideal.
  • Experience teaching diverse populations at the university level.
  • Strong communication and developing instructional materials skills.
  • A history of refereed journals publications, strong Computer Science or Cybersecurity Engineering research agenda, and external grantsmanship.
  • Experience in ABET accreditation process participation is recognized.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with object-oriented compiled programming languages like Java and C++. Additional knowledge and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Javascript, R or PERL .
  • Experience developing software with Integrated Development Environment such Eclipse, MS Visual Studio Professional or a comparable IDEs will be plus.
  • The understanding of robust cyber defense technology, policy, research and practices will also be a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lead undergraduate computer science and/or Cybersecurity Engineering research and instructional projects with students participation in conferences is given a major consideration, and ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments.
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