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Faculty - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Cybersecurity
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Mar. 16, 2023
Title Faculty - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Cybersecurity
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Information Systems and Technology
Application Deadline 04/10/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Cybersecurity

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300598
Closing: 4/10/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing

Position Announcement
The Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will teach a variety of Cybersecurity classes; participate in accreditation assessment processes (ABET); create and use innovative instructional materials; and teach day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus courses as needed or assigned.

Expertise and experience in teaching at least three of the following cybersecurity areas is desirable: cybersecurity fundamentals, network defense and countermeasures, mobile devices forensics, digital forensics investigations, network security, web application security, and malware reverse engineering.

UVU places strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. Faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service (e.g., active participation on university, college, and department committees).

UVU is the largest public university in Utah and serves roughly 41,000 students, with over 500 students majoring in Information Technology and Information Systems. For more information about UVU and the IS&T department, candidates are encouraged to review the mission of the university and the Information Systems & Technology department webpage.

UVU is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Prepares lesson plans, creates assignments, projects, tests, and other student assessment deliverables.
  • Teaches information technology and cyber security courses as assigned by the department.
  • Collaborates with Cyber Security Advisory Board members to review curriculum, projects, assignments, etc.
  • Serves on department, college, and university committees.
  • Engages in scholarly activities as defined in the IS&T Department's RTP document.
  • Participates in department curriculum meetings as well as general college of Technology and Computing and university faculty meetings.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in a related academic field of study or ABD with degree completion by August 15, 2024. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
Relevant industry certifications, such as CISSP, GIAC, and/or CISM preferred
Minimum of 2 years of related cybersecurity teaching, training, and/or industry experience
Evidence of scholarship (e.g., publication of research in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, or presentations at academic or professional conferences)

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Excellent teaching skills.
  • 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 technical cybersecurity courses.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity trends.
  • Knowledge of online teaching environments and learning course management systems, such as Canvas.
  • Knowledge of accreditation outcomes assessment process.
  • 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 academic advisors, the department chairperson, and/or the program coordinators, faculty, department staff, and industry partners in maintaining effective programs.
  • Interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Educational or training curriculum development skills.
  • Enterprise security design and implementation skills.

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