Assistant Professor for
Cybersecurity – 124720
University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity
The University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity in
Pensacola, Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Professor
(Position #124720) with the Center for
Cybersecurity and can be tenure-track or non-tenure earning
depending on the candidate's education and experience. The position
will support the Center’s nationally recognized education,
training, research, and outreach activities. This is a full-time,
9-month faculty position with a tenure-track option in the
appropriate academic department if desired and a guaranteed 1.0 FTE
summer appointment that can start September 2022 or later.
The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is seeking an aspiring
cybersecurity leader with demonstrated contributions in
cybersecurity education, training, research, and grantsmanship.
Candidates with demonstrated experience developing and teaching
various cybersecurity courses and/or training programs are
encouraged to apply. Teaching and research interests include but
are not limited to cybersecurity defense, offense, and operations,
critical infrastructure and ICS security, artificial intelligence
and/or machine learning for cybersecurity, cybersecurity education
and training, and industry certification courses. Successful
candidates will have a track record of publications and grants to
support education, workforce development, and research.
Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information
Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline
from an accredited institution and a demonstrated record of
cybersecurity-related teaching, research, and service.
Any of the items listed below are preferred.
Demonstrated experience in cybersecurity teaching, training,
and/or curriculum development, as evident through teaching
experience, impact, and recognitions. Development and instruction
of cybersecurity courses, including undergraduate, graduate, and/or
continuing education courses in face-to-face, online and/or
distance learning environments. Development and delivery of
cybersecurity training and workforce development programs.
Development and instruction of industry certifications including
but not limited to Security+, CEH, or CISSP.
Demonstrated experience in securing external funding to support
education, research, and workforce development, as evident through
external grants, contracts, peer-reviewed publications, and/or
presentations. Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on
funded grants or contracts.
Familiarity with cybersecurity training, workforce development
programs, and/or cyber ranges. Cybersecurity industry
certifications including but not limited to Security+, CEH, or
CISSP. Industry or government experience. Capability of holding a
security clearance. Demonstrated K12 outreach or service to the
community and field.
Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate
with education, experience and rank.
Candidates must apply online through the University of West
Florida website: https://careers.uwf.edu. Applicants
must attach the following documents: a letter of interest,
curriculum vita, name/contact information for three references in
electronic format, and a statement of teaching and research goals
and accomplishments. References will be contacted directly to
provide letters of recommendation. An opportunity to upload these
documents will be provided during the application process. For
assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email
About the University of West Florida and the UWF Center
The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is a regional hub for
multidisciplinary cybersecurity research, education, partnerships,
and outreach, and is recognized as a national leader for innovative
cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The
Center leads the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development
Program (cyberskills2work.org). UWF is
designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in
Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the
Center serves as the CAE Regional Hub for the Southeast US, one of
five such hubs across the country. The Center leads several
cybersecurity training and
workforce development programs, including the Cybersecurity for
All Program®, and hosts and operates the Florida Cyber Range®. UWF
offers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity
programs and certificates, including the CAE-designated and
ABET-accredited BS in Cybersecurity, MS in Cybersecurity,
state-of-the-art research, and teaching facilities. The Center and
UWF faculty lead a variety of multidisciplinary education and
cutting-edge research programs and grants. For additional
information, please visit uwf.edu/cybersecurity/.
About Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola and Northwest Florida, commonly known as the Cyber
Coast, is home to a growing cybersecurity ecosystem of
cybersecurity businesses, defense bases, and government
organizations. Northwest Florida is home to six Air Force and Navy
installations representing $9 billion in regional spending, nearly
200,000 jobs, and an economic impact of $22 billion. This includes
a substantial cybersecurity training presence. Corry Station in
Pensacola is also home to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Security Agency (CISA) and National Security Agency (NSA), with
expanding cybersecurity operations. The UWF Center for
Cybersecurity also has strong partnerships with many cybersecurity
companies, including Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Florida Power and
Light, IBM, L3 Harris, Navy Federal Credit Union, Northrop Grumman,
Peraton, Raytheon, Regions, and Walmart.
UWF is close to some of the world’s best white-sand beaches,
including Pensacola Beach, which was named among the Top Five
Beaches in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2019. Pensacola is also known
as the "Cradle of Naval Aviation” and home to the Blue Angels air
team. The city hosts annual festivals, cultural events, and
performances throughout the year.
Surrounded by an expanding cybersecurity industry and strong
defense assets, UWF is at the forefront of growing the Cyber Coast
ecosystem and advancing cybersecurity innovation across the state
The University of West Florida is an Equal
Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer.
Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is
requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at
1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal
background check is required for successful candidates.
E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for
employment at the University are subject to Florida public records