Faculty – Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor – Cybersecurity
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2401647
Closing: 11/1/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing
The Department of Information Systems and Technology (www.uvu.edu/ist) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity to begin August 2024.
The cybersecurity faculty member develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, such as cybersecurity fundamentals, web and applications security, malware analysis and reverse engineering, ethical hacking, incident response and digital forensics, Internet of Things Cybersecurity, cybersecurity management, network security, cybersecurity laws, cybersecurity operations, and network forensics. The faculty member engages in scholarly activities that contribute to the mission of the university, department, and profession. In addition, the faculty provides service at the department, college, and university levels.
Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. 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.
The Information Systems and Technology Department offers a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and will start offering a BS in Cybersecurity in Fall 2024. In addition, the department offers ABET-accredited programs in Information Systems and Information Technology as well as programs in Information Management and Business/Marketing Education.
By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to influence and guide the minds that will safeguard our digital future. The satisfaction of knowing that you're playing a vital role in fortifying our digital defenses is one of the many rewards of this position. Moreover, you'll have access to cutting-edge resources and a collaborative community of experts dedicated to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity knowledge.
Summary of Responsibilities
- Instructs, manages, and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms, online, and laboratories, through demonstration, discussion, visual aids, individualized instruction, lectures, and other appropriate methods for educational delivery.
- Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught. Prepares instructional materials. Evaluates student performance using appropriate testing and grading procedures.
- Engages in scholarly activities including applied research and produces scholarly/creative work consistent with disciplinary specialization and the academic goals of the department.
- Serves the department, college, and university by attending departmental meetings, working on committees, and accepting other service appointments.
Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related academic ?eld from an accredited institution. ABD may apply, but the degree must be completed by August 15, 2024.
A minimum of three years of related cybersecurity teaching, training, and/or industry experience.
Evidence of scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at academic or professional conferences.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
- Knowledge of subject matter and course content pertinent to cybersecurity programs
- Expertise in frameworks and tools appropriate for upper-division and graduate cybersecurity courses
- Knowledge of cybersecurity trends and emerging technologies
- Enterprise security solutions design and implementation skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Strong program coordination skills
- Effective verbal and technical written communication skills
- Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
- Ability to work independently.
- 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 use a classroom learning management system, such as Canvas.
- Ability to conduct scholarship/creative works and service and have teaching interests that align with the cybersecurity discipline.
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Overall, Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. 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.
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