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Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice Career-track, Cyber Operations

University of Arizona
Sierra Vista, AZ available as remote appointments for highly qualified candidates within Arizona.
Start date
Nov 1, 2023

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The Department of Cyber, Intelligence, and Information Operations (CIIO) at the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) invites applications for up to 5 positions in Cyber Operations.  These positions are available as remote appointments for highly qualified candidates within the United States.  These career-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice positions will begin in August 2024. CIIO offers the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in the traditional face-to-face modality on main UA campus in Tucson in addition to a fully online format. CIIO also offers an online Master of Science in Cyber & Information Operations in a fully online format. Candidates must be committed to outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching, service to the department, college, and university, and research (when applicable) for our diverse student population. We are seeking interdisciplinary-focused colleagues eager to collaborate across the college’s programs and degrees. This position will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing students to be future-focused and career-ready in a 21st-century workforce. Final candidates will be required to complete Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment disclosures at the time of hire and annually.

The University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is the only college at UA that offers the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree. CAST education is facilitated by the college’s one-of-a-kind Virtual Learning Environment that includes CyberApolis, a unique virtual city of 15,000 AI-driven bots who conduct business, engage in cyber media, and demonstrate human vulnerabilities that support scenarios in our classes. CIIO’s Cyber Operations program was ranked the #1 online, undergraduate cybersecurity program by Academic Influence. In addition, CIIO is home to a National Security Agency (NSA) designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE). CAST is the University of Arizona’s only college headquartered in Sierra Vista.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays;UA/ASU/NAU tuition reductionfor the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. The faculty member will teach classes in CAST’s enhanced, online teaching model. The faculty member will engage virtually and in-person to mentor and educate students who represent a diverse, post-traditional demographic, including over 50% first generation college students. 
  • The expected faculty load is teaching four courses per semester (80%) and 20% service.
  • The College’s project-focused, undergraduate teaching model involves undergraduates in internships, research, and other hands-on experiences. The faculty member will mentor students in capstone experiences. 
  • The faculty member will participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. 
  • As a part of the university’s land grant mission in the borderland region of Arizona, the faculty member is expected to be actively involved in the college’s commitment to shrinking the digital divide and expanding access to education for underrepresented students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Cyber Operations, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or closely related field.
  • Specific and demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Python, C, and/or Assembly Programming
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Malware Analysis
    • Wireless and Cellular Networking & Security
    • Vulnerabilities Analysis
    • Computer Networking
    • Software Development
    • Cloud Computing
    • Technical Project Management
    • Database
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Active Cyber Defense
    • Penetration Testing
    • Digital Forensics
    • Zero Trust Networking

The initial appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor of Practice, but an appointment at Associate Professor of Practice level may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished research achievement, leadership, and teaching ability to be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice, candidates must demonstrate a clear promise of such achievement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a domain listed in minimum qualifications
  • Demonstrated prior online teaching experience
  • Research Methods
  • Experience teaching at the MS and/or Ph.D. levels

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