Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

  • Missouri Western State University
  • Saint Joseph, MO, USA
  • Nov 10, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description


Position Title: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Department Computer Science, Math & Physics Appointment 9 Months Tenure Status Tenure Track FLSA Exempt Job Summary

Missouri Western State University's College of Science and Health and the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics invites applications for Assistant Professor position in Cybersecurity for an August 2023 appointment. The successful candidate for these positions will hold a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Network Technology, or a closely related field. (ABD considered).
Successful applicants will join MWSU and its stakeholders as the campus breaks ground for the Convergent Technology Alliance Center (CTAC), a state-of-the-art facility that will house applied learning labs that mirror those in today's - and tomorrow's - industrial facilities. These resources, alongside the campus' applied learning focus and connection to business, industry, and government create an ideal environment for cybersecurity and computer science faculty seeking to both teach and conduct research.

Essential Job Duties

Duties for candidates for tenure-track positions include performance of activities corresponding with the teaching, scholarship, and service expectations for the department and college. We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and community.
Successful candidates will:
  • Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise, and evidence of exceptional and innovative teaching and advising with diverse undergraduate or adult learners (in-person and online). 
  • Exhibit existing and potential scholarly productivity as well as the desire to collaborate with colleagues, the region, and community.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees, attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Network Technology, or a closely related field.
  • ABD considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Success teaching or training undergraduate or adult learners
  • Substantial experience in cybersecurity, cyber operations, defensive security, or cloud computing security
  • Hold industry certifications and cloud computing security experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • As Missouri's designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with stakeholders, industry, or government


Physical Demands Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


Additional Demands University

Designated as the State of Missouri's applied learning institution, Missouri Western State University is a public open-access institution located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a beautiful 744-acre campus approximately 35 minutes north of the Kansas City International Airport. With 4,500 plus graduate and undergraduate students and over 29,000 alumni, Missouri Western is designated as a First-Gen Forward campus dedicated to academic innovation, regional and community partnerships, and a student-centered experience.
Missouri Western State University is an active participant in the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people and region it serves, and the campus' distinctive focus on applied learning and research is a hallmark of its innovative teaching and learning environment. Missouri Western seeks to build an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups and women to apply for this position.

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