Assistant Professor of Practice - Cybersecurity
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems invites
applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position in
Cybersecurity. The candidate is expected to begin duties August
2022. Candidates with broad backgrounds in cybersecurity will be
considered, with special preference for candidates holding a
doctorate and/or with extensive applied cybersecurity or
cyber-engineering experience and/or experience in teaching
cybersecurity topics at the university level. This position will
involve teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on
cybersecurity-related topics. Student mentoring and advising,
participation in department-level service, and course and program
level assessment activities for accreditation will also be
required. Experience developing and teaching online programs and
courses is also highly desirable. There is no research workload or
expectation associated with this teaching position. This position
is renewable based on funding availability, satisfactory
performance, and department needs.
- an earned Bachelor's degree AND
- an earned Master's OR Ph.D. degree in Cybersecurity, Computer
Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, or a closely-related field, conferred by the start
date of employment.
Preferred qualifications include:
Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Software Engineering,
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related
Professional cybersecurity experience.
Teaching experience at the college or university level,
specifically in cybersecurity topics (will accept experience during
Demonstrated experience with instructional design, effective
pedagogy, and innovative learning methodologies (will accept
experience during degree program).
Experience with online course development and delivery (will accept
experience during degree program).
Excellent communication skills.
Experience working with people from a variety of culturally diverse
Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with
its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about
70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's
emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate
programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) is
a dynamic research-intensive unit, with research foci ranging from
the foundations of computing to its applications in many
rapidly-evolving areas. SICCS offers a variety of undergraduate and
graduate degrees. These include Bachelor of Science degrees in
Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer
Engineering, and Software Engineering. Graduate programs include a
MS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Science, MS in
Cybersecurity, and a PhD in Informatics and Computing.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an
Annual Security Report
. The report is a result of a federal law
known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime
statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and
discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep
students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other
emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual Security Report
for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus
student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and
procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for
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If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact
the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
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Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms
of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System
(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on June 1, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
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To be considered, you must meet the minimum qualifications and your
application materials will address the preferred qualifications.
Please include with your application: (1) a statement of interest
in this position that includes your areas of knowledge and
expertise and highlights your particular qualifications for this
position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact
information for three references.
If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form
of one PDF document or have other questions, please contact the
search chair at James.Palmer@nau.edu
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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