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Assistant Professor of Cyber Security

Mercyhurst University
Erie, Pennsylvania
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

The Department of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. The department is looking for a passionate teacher who works effectively with others in a collegial environment, and is dedicated to student learning as students in the CIS programs enjoy the personal attention of faculty members in all facets of their education.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity and core computing courses. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in networks security, offensive and defensive cyber operations. In addition to teaching excellence, faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activity and participate in service to the community and institution.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science or Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by the start date of the appointment. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply.  The Computing and Information Science department offers Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree programs in Data Science and Cybersecurity.

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, a current CV, teaching philosophy, transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time), and a list of potential courses or teaching interests to Human Resources at: with “Cybersecurity” in the subject line. Candidates are also to arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to the same email address.  Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  Mercyhurst University is an EO/AA institution. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.

About Mercyhurst:

Mercyhurst University is a fully accredited, comprehensive institution, in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy.  Located in Erie, Pennsylvania along scenic Lake Erie, the university is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, offering over 50 majors and 70 concentrations.  Mercyhurst University values diversity and is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all. For that reason, Mercyhurst abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. Mercyhurst does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, citizenship status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic or because of any individual’s legally protected activities. Mercyhurst complies with federal, state and local legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty, administration and staff, applicants for employment, students and applicants for educational programs and activities.

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