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Associate Professor of Cybersecurity

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A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. The Associate Professor of Cybersecurity shall have the primary responsibility for supporting the Department of Computer Science, Math, and Technology in maximizing the University’s operating performance while achieving institutional goals and objectives. This is a tenured faculty position requiring a strong academic background specifically in Cybersecurity or Information Systems Security or Information Technology Security.

Essential Duties:
  • Faculty will offer both introductory and advanced courses directly related to scheduled instruction, including lecture, laboratory, clinical, performance and coaching assignments; preparation for instruction, and student assessment activities.
  • Faculty must develop and utilize a course syllabus for each course, following established institutional guidelines.
  • Candidates will also be accountable for collaborative and applied research in various disciplines, including assistance with grant applications and data analysis on funded grants.
  • Perform teaching, scholarship, service, professional development, and program assessment for accreditation. Advise students for both academic and career fields. Other qualifications include: cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or staff population.
  • A thorough understanding of technology, learning management systems, and computer applications is essential (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, Powercampus, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning).
  • Teach cybersecurity, computer science, and information systems courses.
  • Coordinate cybersecurity program as specified by NSA: CAE-CD PoS Validation.
  • Manage community education, participation, development, involvement in Cybersecurity activities.
  • Perform teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development.
  • Perform course and program assessment for ABET accreditation.
  • Work collaboratively with the other faculty to advance the department academic programs.
  • Actively engage in faculty-student research supported through external grants.
  • Advise students in both academic and career fields.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishments of the responsibilities and functions of the Human Resources department.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in using data in assessment and decision making.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and cross-disciplinary initiative.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship, service, and professional development.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Moderate physical activity requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • The position requires an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or related IT fields with preferred experience in NSA: CAE-CD PoS validation institution and ABET accreditation process.
  • Strong research background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or related IT fields
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Familiarity with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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