Instructor OR Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, School of Computer Science & Information Systems

  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University, University Drive, Maryville, MO, USA
  • Mar 02, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

 

 

EMPLOYMENT TERMS: 9-month position with additional oversight of Cybersecurity program in the summer as needed

PRIMARY DUTY: A faculty position in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at the Instructor level with the expectation to lead Cybersecurity efforts for CAE-CD (Centers of Academic Excellent – Cyber Defense) for additional compensation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Background in cybersecurity or related field with the ability to teach cybersecurity undergraduate courses such as digital forensics, cryptography, secure systems administration, and ethical hacking
  2. Participate in School activities including curriculum development and service activities
  3. Work as a team on teaching and School activities
  4. Deliver courses in traditional, as well as blended and on-line formats
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical classroom and office conditions with student focused office hours required; course management system supplementing face-to-face classes and on-line courses are also required.                

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Canvas Learning Management System, iPads, laptop computers, and emerging technologies.              

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds 

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online. Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency. The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu 

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • Education: Master’s degree in Cybersecurity or related area        
  • Experience: Experience teaching in higher education at a regionally accredited institution or working full time in cybersecurity-related field
  • Skills: Ability to teach undergraduate courses within the School, along with the ability to conduct requisite service consistent with University practices  

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK) QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • Education: Doctoral degree in Cybersecurity or related area        
  • Experience: Experience teaching in higher education at a regionally accredited institution or working full time in cybersecurity-related field             
  • Skills: Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the School, along with the ability to conduct requisite service consistent with University practices; ability to conduct applied research in the Cybersecurity or related area

Application Details

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins March 1 and will continue until the position is filled 

TO APPLY: You will need to submit the application materials as files (Word/PDF) listed above through Northwest's Human Resources portal NEOGOV at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm 

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application describing your teaching experience and your suitability for this information systems position, current resume, copies of teaching evaluation reports, copies of transcripts, and the contact information of three current references 

INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO:                     

Search Committee        

Northwest Missouri State University        

School of Computer Science & Information Systems        

800 University Drive        

Maryville, MO  64468        

Phone: 660-562-1734        

Email: dianar@nwmissouri.edu 

 


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