Assistant/Associate Professor of Cybersecurity

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Cameron School Business - 31200 College

Cameron School Business - 31200

Vacancy Number: 16F-460

Position Number: 566

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor starting on August 1 2023.
The ideal candidate must be able to teach hands-on classes primarily at least in three of the following areas: cybersecurity program management, cybersecurity strategy, cybersecurity risk management, supply chain cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, cloud security, SOC Operations, threat hunting, and web application security. Secondary teaching areas are operating systems security, network security, applied cybersecurity, forensics, wireless security, mobile security, SCADA/IoT, offensive cyber operations, active cyber defense, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, cyber law, cyber politics, cyber fraud, security analytics, cryptography, ethical hacking, pentesting, threat hunting, vulnerability management, CISA, CISSP.
The Congdon School is committed to the idea that we all benefit from a broad diversity of perspectives and experiences and believe that our students, our faculty, and our curriculum are essential elements in that vision. We are seeking a colleague who shares that commitment; has potential for excellence in teaching and research; and who is interested in being an integral part of the department.

The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses that support the department's programs, supervise capstone projects, advise majors, and develop a research program that engages undergraduate and graduate students. The standard teaching load is 18 credit hours per year.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PH.D. degree in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or a related area from a Nationally Accredited University (anticipated completion of the terminal degree no later than July 2023 for a Fall 2023 start is acceptable) and demonstrate the ability to excel in teaching while maintaining a program of research/scholarly activity that involves students.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. A focused research agenda with an established record of publication or strong potential for publication is expected.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:
* Experience in developing and implementing curricula related to cybersecurity.
* Proficient in teaching face to face and online undergraduate and graduate courses.
* Successful research program and grant activity with a clear research trajectory.
* Experience involving students in research projects.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the school, college, and university.
* Cybersecurity related industry certifications
* Ability to teach in the area of cybersecurity fundamentals and at least three of the following areas: cybersecurity program management, cybersecurity strategy, cybersecurity risk management, supply chain cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, cloud security, SOC Operations, threat hunting, digital forensics, cyber fraud, security analytics, and web application security.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems supports the Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. At the graduate level, the School supports the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems and Master of Science in Business Analytics.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated UNCW in 2018 as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). The cybersecurity program at UNCW is robust and flourishing, with five current offerings across the university: IT Major with Cybersecurity Concentration, CS Major with Security Concentration, Cybersecurity Minor (open to all majors), MBA with Cybersecurity Specialization, and Cybersecurity Major (starting fall 2022 - first cybersecurity undergraduate major offered in the UNC system). Cybersecurity and IT majors are hybrid programs offered by CS and IS faculty.

College/School Information

UNCW boasts a beautiful 661-acre wooded campus with approximately 16,500 students and is one of the fastest growing institutions in the University of North Carolina system. The Cameron School of Business is AACSB accredited and serves more than 2200 business majors, including graduate students in the PMBA, EMBA, M.S. in Accounting, International MBA, M.S in Business Analytics, M.S. in Finance and Investments, and M.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems programs.
The Wilmington metropolitan area comprises approximately 225,000 people and features a thriving port, business community, and tourism industry. Bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, Wilmington offers the best in coastal living.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation's only bachelor's degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university's efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of "Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity" institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents - except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on August 12, 2022, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of three professional references, one of whom can speak to your teaching experience.
  4. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Teaching Philosophy - Statement of teaching philosophy
  6. Research Summary/Statement
  7. If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three recommendation letters, one of which addresses teaching experience, may be requested directly from your provided professional references as part of the screening process.

Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Ulku Clark (

UNCW is committed to diversity and inclusion. All members from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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