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Assistant/Associate-Full Professor or Tenure Track Instructor of Network and Computer Security -

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Utica, NY
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Jul 16, 2022

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Location: Utica, NY


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Mon Nov 8 2021

Job Description:

Description of Duties:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College ofEngineering'sDepartment ofNetwork and Computer Security (Cybersecurity)invites applications for a full-timetenure-trackAssistant, Associate or Full Professor, or tenure track InstructorofNetwork and Computer Security.The successful applicant willsupport our B.S. and M.S. programs in Network and Computer Security which contain engineering-based cybersecurity coursework that address critical national and regional workforce needs and offer our graduates excellent employment opportunities.

We are eager to hear from candidates withdemonstrated commitments both teaching and research, and a commitment to cultivating diversity inthe university and professional work environment.

The successful applicant will support our B.S. and M.S. programs in Network and Computer Security which contain engineering-based cybersecurity coursework that address critical national and regional workforce needs and offer our graduates excellent employment opportunities. Specific duties include: 1) Teach courses in the areas of Network and Computer Security (NCS) as well as actively develop new curriculum, 2) Work with the faculty of the department on future accreditation activities, 3) Engage with students in club and other extracurricular activities, 4) Assist with development andmaintenance of networking and computing infrastructure used for teaching and 5) Serve the College and community through outreach activities.

The tenure track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position also requires the successful applicant to develop an externally funded scholarly research program incorporating both undergraduate and graduate students. Funded programs that include academic, industry or government lab collaborations are encouraged.

During the first two years of the appointment, a reduced teaching load to include two classes per semester can be anticipated, providing an opportunity to establish a research program and develop courses.

Otherresponsibilities include contributing to the assessment and continued development ofNetwork and Computer Securitycourses, and contributing to the University community through committee service and other activities.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field from a college or university accredited by the United Stated Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must have a strong commitment to academic and scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will have high potential for teaching excellence and preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching cybersecurity courses. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally funded scholarly research program. While all areas of expertise will be considered, applicants who demonstrate the potential to establish an externally funded research program in the field of cybersecurity and information assurance are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of focus among SUNY Poly faculty include research in cloud security, biometrics, machine learning, 5G security, cryptography, and mitigating cyber risks in advanced manufacturing.

Applicants for the Instructor rank must have a M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field and cybersecurity expertise in real-world information technology (I.T.) and cybersecurity operations. The successful candidate will have a background that shows high potential for teaching excellence, student engagement, and hands-on lab development for the undergraduate curriculum.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the collegiate level, several years of industrial experience, and/or a strong research background. The successful candidates' experience and interests are expected to complement those ofexisting faculty and able to support a breadth of disciplines within cybersecurity at SUNY Poly.

Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should submitacurriculumvitae and a cover letter or statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy, with a focus on teaching undergraduate students, and past contributions and plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, and a list of three references.In addition, applicants should include in their statement a description of current and future research interests, including a discussion of opportunities to develop or continue externally funded research.

SUNY Poly supports efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Additional Information:

About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

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