Asst. Professor - Computer Science: Cybersecurity

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

ID: 7062631
Posted: December 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About this position

The Department of Computer Science at Florida Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in August 2020. A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field is preferred, but candidates with a master’s degree and significant industry experience are invited to apply and will be considered for an initial non-tenure track appointment. This position is specifically for candidates with expertise in cybersecurity. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, with a specific emphasis on courses in the cybersecurity concentration. The teaching load is 3/3. Faculty are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship, which includes mentoring talented undergraduates, and to engage in service to the campus community.

The Department of Computer Science moved into renovated facilities in 2016. The CS curriculum was recently redesigned and now includes three-course concentration sequences in AI and Machine Learning, Web and Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity. The department’s computing infrastructure is undergoing an expansion to provide additional virtual machine servers to support custom computing environments for courses and research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help guide the department through a period of significant growth.

About our ideal candidate

Minimum Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field or a master’s degree in cybersecurity or a relevant field plus significant industry experience
- Experience in teaching undergraduate cybersecurity courses
- Ability to develop courses for an undergraduate cybersecurity program
- Ability to teach undergraduates in an engaged-learning environment
- Experience in using professional cybersecurity tools and technologies
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
- Familiarity with standards for cybersecurity curricula

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to teach core undergraduate computer science courses
- Established connections with the IT and cybersecurity community
- Industry certification

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be assured of full consideration, applicants should submit the online application and include the following by February 15, 2020:
• Cover Letter
• C.V.
• Teaching Statement
• Research Statement (including a discussion of how undergraduate students can be engaged)
• Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
• Names and Contact Information for 3 References

About us

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 384 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.


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