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Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor Cybersecurity

School of Interdisciplinary Informatics

Essential Functions

The School of Interdisciplinary Informatics in the College of Information Science and Technology invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Cybersecurity at assistant or associate ranks, starting August 14, 2023. A Ph.D. in Cybersecurity or a similar field with a Cyber Security research area is required. A demonstrated potential for research, external funding, and leading a university-wide cybersecurity center is desirable. Candidates are also expected to teach courses that fulfill curriculum goals and objectives and supervise graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas of Network Communications Security, Cybersecurity Data Science, Autonomous and Semiautonomous Cybersecurity, Secure Hardware and Software, Quantum Information Science, and related areas.

The Cybersecurity program (or CYBR for short) at UNO is an NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence ( CAE ) in Cyber Defense (CD) and Cyber Operations (CO), a combination that only a few programs hold nationwide. The CAE -CO program is a deeply technical, inter-disciplinary, higher education program grounded in the computer science, computer engineering, and/or electrical engineering disciplines, with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees that engage students in a dynamic and hands-on curriculum that in a metropolitan university includes opportunities for research, creative activity, community service, and strong industry engagement. IS&T also houses the Nebraska University Center for Cybersecurity (NebraskaCYBER), a Nebraska university system-wide center for cybersecurity research, education, and outreach since 2003. This position will have the opportunity to lead this center and expand its activities.

The CYBR program is the fastest growing program in the college and one of the fastest in the university. As of the 2022-2023 academic year, our program includes 6 tenure-track faculty and 3 full-time instructors that support 258 undergraduates, 39 masters, and several other students in Minors, Multi-disciplinary Studies, and Graduate Certificates. The CYBR program has generated substantial research output as well, including over $10M in federal grant funding in the past 5 years. To further grow our program and expand access, we are offering traditional and fully online degree BS and MS options for students – which include active-duty military personnel and “non-traditional” working professionals.

Why UNO ?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus.

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university.

The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO . In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

Requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a similar field with a Cybersecurity research area is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated potential for research/funding and leading a university-wide cybersecurity center is desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas of Network Communications Security, Cybersecurity Data Science, Autonomous and Semiautonomous Cybersecurity, Secure Hardware and Software, Quantum Information Science, and related areas.

Posting Number

Special Instructions to Applicants

The review of applications will begin November 6, 2022. To be considered, applicants must apply through the UNO Employment website. For questions about the School or position, contact Dr. William Mahoney, search committee chair, at

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