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Assistant Professor of CyberSecurity

University of Southern Maine | Portland, ME

University of Southern Maine
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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of CyberSecurity



City, State:

Portland, ME


Technology - PTECH

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Work Schedule:

academic year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine (USM) seeks applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Cyber Security. This position will teach a three-three course-load, advise students, advance scholarly activities, and provide services that support the students the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (BSCS) in the Department of Technology. This selected new faculty member will take on a leadership role as academic Director of USM's Cyber Security initiatives in developing and delivering of an online Master's Degree in Cyber Security and Cyber Range in collaboration with contributing partnerships.

The position is a 9-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This faculty member will teach introductory information security, cyber-ethics, cryptography, digital forensics, system security, network security, organizational security, penetration testing, programming, and databases. The position will also include student mentoring cyber security internships, capstone experiences, and student portfolios. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty members advise students, serve on committees, and participate in other activities that support the mission of the college as requested. This position will be required to teach both face-to-face and online courses.

The selected faculty member will need to pass a background check to serve as a liaison between the University and the information security community and work closely with employers to meet local workforce needs. Additional responsibilities include student academic advising, engaging in university, department and community committees and other kinds of service, and conducting research and scholarship activities. The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2019.

The Department of Technology (DOT) is located in the John Mitchell Center on University of Southern Maine's (USM) Gorham campus and offers: a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security, a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technical Leadership. In addition, the DOT has developed multiple articulation agreements with regional Community College programs for BS degree completion.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

USM's three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university - and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.

Benefits Summary Information


Required: To be eligible for tenure track position, applicants must have a doctorate in Information Security, Cyber Security or related field. Applicants with a Masters degree in Information Security, Cyber Security or related field pursuit of PhD (ABD) in Information Security, Cyber Security or related field would be hired at lecture status until contractual completion of doctorate. Additional business, industry, governmental experiences, and/or prior teaching experience, or professional certifications is essential.

Preferred: Ph.D. A minimum of three years of actual industry experience in security operations is preferred, with certifications from accredited Information Security agencies; industry experience in the field; experience with online teaching; teaching experience in the University setting; course and program development, and exhibit a strong record of scholarly activity in high quality peer-reviewed scholarly journals and conferences.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by February 10, 2019. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

Job Code: 50671
Posted On: 2019-02-10 11:00:15
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Education
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Additional Contact Info

Phone: 2077805629