North Dakota State University
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$70,000 and above
The Department of Computer Science seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in cybersecurity innovation and policy, starting in the Fall of 2020. Rank is open, but assistant or associate professor is preferred. North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. NDSU offers Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering with options in cybersecurity and plans to offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cybersecurity in the very near future. The successful candidate will have a key role in helping to shape these emerging programs. Research and teaching excellence are expected. Normal teaching loads are three courses per year. A competitive salary and startup package is offered. Additional funds for summer salary and graduate student support may be available.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2 courses in her/his first year and three courses in subsequent years. These courses will be in cybersecurity policy and related areas. It is expected that the successful candidate will help to create a new curriculum focus in this area with these courses.
While the academic home of this position will be in the Department of Computer Science, this position will be affiliated with the Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth in the College of Business. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and outreach that contributes to the Department and Institute’s mission. The Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth is an interdisciplinary institute that aims to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade, and institutions to identify policies and solutions that enhance economic growth and opportunity. The Challey Institute works toward achieving its mission by engaging in research, student programming, and outreach in the areas of (1) international trade, investment, and immigration, (2) innovation and entrepreneurship, and (3) institutions and policy.
The Department of Computer Science has 14 tenure-track faculty, 4 lecturers, and approximately 140 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.) and 400 B.S./B.A. students. NDSU excels in areas of innovative and technology-driven research, with more than $153 million in annual research expenditures as reported in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in multiple areas, based on reported research expenditures.
Fargo is a clean, growing, metropolitan area of 250,000 that consistently ranks very high in national quality-of-life surveys. We have low levels of crime and pollution, excellent schools, short commute times, and proximity to the Minnesota lakes country. The community has a symphony, an opera, a domed stadium, a community theater, three universities and many other opportunities for advancement, recreation and entertainment. Fargo is home to a vibrant tech center, including Microsoft’s second largest US-based development center. North Dakota has a state-wide initiative to offer cybersecurity instruction at all educational levels and in the workforce as part of its national award-winning K-20W initiative.
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
*Earned doctorate in cybersecurity, business, computer science, computer engineering, economics, information technology, law, management information systems, transportation, political science, public policy, or another closely related field
*Experience or other evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research
*Effective oral and written communication skills
*Experience or other evidence of potential to conduct research in this important and emerging area is essential.
*We expect that the faculty member who fills this position will be knowledgeable in the principles of cybersecurity technology and carry out applied research on cybersecurity policy and innovation.
*Ability to conduct both computational science and policy research, demonstrated in multiple ways including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications
*Demonstrated ability to secure funding to support computational science and/or policy research
*Relevant professional certifications in cybersecurity technologies
*Relevant experience in government or public-sector cybersecurity that can inform teaching and/or research.