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Faculty, Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2018
Title Faculty, Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The assistant professor participates in the development of cybersecurity curriculum for graduate and undergraduate programs. Teaches cybersecurity and information technology courses (such as security management, network security, cybersecurity laws, cybersecurity operations, network forensics, network defense and countermeasures, penetration testing, reverse engineering, database security/auditing, and malware analysis). Teaches day, evening, online, hybrid, and off-campus classes as needed or assigned. Provides service to the department, college, university, and community. Participates in the accreditation assessment process. Develops a learning environment and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives.

May be required to attend Cybersecurity related conferences

Must be able to travel to the UVU North Valley campus at Thanksgiving Point to teach some classes.

May be required to teach day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus courses.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D., doctorate, ABD, or Masters degree in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Assurance, or closely related academic field from an accredited institution.
Minimum 3 years of related cybersecurity teaching, training, and/or industry experience.
The successful candidate with ABD or masters degree is expected to earn an appropriate doctorate by the time of tenure. Tenure review typically takes place during the sixth year of the probationary period.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content pertinent to cybersecurity programs.
  • Expertise in tools (such as Splunk, Wireshark, Immunity, Nessus, etc.) appropriate for upper-division and graduate-level technical cybersecurity courses.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity trends.
  • Knowledge of online teaching environments, such as Canvas or other course learning/training management systems.
  • Enterprise security design and implementation skills.
  • Educational or training curriculum development skills.
  • Interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to plan measurable objectives, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved curriculum.
  • Ability to assess student work and maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports, and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Ability to assist the department chair, and/or program coordinators, faculty, department staff and industry partners in maintaining effective programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant industry certifications, such as CISSP, GIAC, and/or CISM preferred

Physical Requirements:

Requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, talking, continuous hearing, seeing, and vision abiitity. May occasionally climb, bend, stoop, twist or reach.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range:

Advertisement Number: FAC33918 Information Systems/Technology Faculty

Open Date: 09/26/2018

Review Start Date: 10/31/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Discuss your cybersecurity technical skills, tools used, and practical experience in your cover letter.

Review courses at List top 5 (in order) undergraduate courses qualified to teach. List the top 5 (in order) graduate (6000-level) courses you are qualified to teach. Provide this information in your application materials.

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