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Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Systems
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Systems
University University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE, United States
Department Cyber Systems
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 19, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Job Description or Duties:
The newly formed Cyber Systems Department is seeking a professor (tenure-track assistant) to begin August 19, 2021. The Department is looking for a passionate educator and researcher for Cyber systems department to support educational and research programs in foundational/theoretical computer science in one or more of the following areas such as algorithms, computational mathematics, graph theory, machine learning, data visualization, spatial and temporal data mining, computational natural language processing and its application to research and educational interest in applied areas such as cybersecurity, information technology and networking, data science. Teaching responsibilities may be in one or more of the following areas: CS/IT and Networking/Cybersecurity/Data Science as well as contribute to new teaching areas of Cyber Systems in machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, graph theory and data visualization.

This position also will be instrumental in supporting new teaching focus in cybersecurity, algorithms, computation and other foundational areas of CS such as computational mathematics, graph theory, CNLP, machine learning, analysis of algorithms, data structures and discrete mathematics, spatial and temporal data mining. This position will contribute to teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to CS, information technology and networking, cybersecurity (with an opportunity to teach Cybersecurity online Masters in the near future). This position requires a strong background in theoretical computer science and interdisciplinary computational science where a candidate would have interest in teaching and research in wider application areas such as interdisciplinary data science for both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in computer science, information technology, security or related field or ABD with strong academic and research training in CS such as computational mathematics, graph theory, CNLP, machine learning, analysis of algorithms, data structures and discrete mathematics, spatial and temporal data mining. The ideal candidate would have experience in teaching in the area of theoretical computer science and its application in areas such as cybersecurity and or IT and networking.

Preferred Qualifications:
Related technical experience in data science 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 facilitating an advisory committee.

Preference will be given to the candidates who are able to obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance to access classified United States governmental information.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date April 2 , 2021 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Dr. Liaquat Hossain, For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or

SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care. The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment.

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  • 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
    2502 19th Ave
    Kearney, NE 68849


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