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Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Systems (Tenure-track)
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2020
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Systems (Tenure-track)
University University of Nebraska at Kearney More About This Institution...
Kearney, NE, United States
Department Cyber Systems More About This Department...
Application Deadline Jul. 31, 2020
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

The newly formed Cyber Systems Department is seeking a professor (tenure-track assistant) to begin as soon as possible but no later than Spring 2021. The Department is looking for a passionate educator and researcher for the Cyber Systems department to support educational and research programs in one or more of the following emerging socio-technical and organizational as well as behavioral computation areas such as Cyber Social computing, Organizational computing, Human Computer Interactions, Cyber Information Modeling, Behavioral Information Security, Organizational Risks from Cyber, Digital Forensics, Internet of Things or Virtualization.

Primary Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities may be in one or more of the following areas: CS/IT/Cybersecurity/Business Intelligence and Analytics as well as contribute to new areas of Cyber Systems in organizational security, social computing, at organizational cyber information behavior and social systems.

This position also will be instrumental in developing new teaching focus in cyber security, algorithms, data science and or social/behavioral/organizational computation specific to organizational computation, creating UNK general studies/common core in cyber social computation. This position will also contribute to teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to organizational and social information behavior, information technology project management and social computation for Bachelor and Graduate programs (MBA) in Cyber Operations and Cyber Security from the perspective of organizational and social computation. This position requires a background in interdisciplinary computational science where a candidate would have interest in teaching and research in areas such as algorithms, data visualization, and/or cyber psychology, cyber organizational and social behavior, cyber data analytics, health data analytics, social media analytics, Other existing courses that can be taught by the candidate are Business – networking and systems law and policy, cybersecurity fundamentals, information networking. Conducting Research & disseminating results is required in a related field alongside service to the program, department, university & community.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a terminal degree in computer science, information technology, security or a related field or ABD. The ideal candidate would have experience in working in the area of computational social science as theoretical and modelling foundations for exploring user generated interactions and content in traditional community or virtual settings as well as organizational and governmental data for exploring evolution, dynamical changes and adaptation of behavior across systems. Further, the ideal candidate would demonstrate significant knowledge and training in the integration of cyber data from multiple sources into a single predictive framework to make longitudinal observation of how individuals, interconnected community members and organizing systems across different institutional boundaries exchange information and how these interactions drive resilience. Candidate would be required to develop scholarship in areas of computing which can provide advancement for research and practice in social, organizational, and computational sciences. Applicants must have strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Related technical experience in programming, algorithms, networking, and security as well as data analytics and/or business intelligence is a plus. Experience with economic development – especially technology industry based and/or rural. Additional desirable experience includes: online teaching and curriculum development, external fund raising, grant writing, fostering and maintaining industry partnerships, strong research trajectory with evidence in publishing in high quality journals and peer reviewed conferences, and facilitating an advisory committee.

Salary and benefits are competitive with other universities of similar size and mission. Applications received by July 31, 2020 will receive full consideration. To apply visit

  • The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Liaquat Hossain
    Cyber Systems
    University of Nebraska at Kearney
    2508 12th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68849


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