Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-track Position Information Assurance/Cyber Security

Jersey City, New Jersey
Jun 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

New Jersey City University
College of Professional Studies/Professional Security Studies Department
Assistant/Associate Professor
Tenure-track Position 
Information Assurance/Cyber Security

The Department of Professional Security Studies (PSS) at New Jersey City University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor level commencing with the Fall 2017 semester. PSS offers degrees at the BS, MS and DSc levels. This position is ideally suited for a new or established professor with a research agenda and practical interest in national security, civil security, emergency operations, computer forensics, and/or ethical hacking.


NJCU is expanding its cyber security and electronic forensics laboratory as well as developing courses that will lead to Computer Forensics and Ethical Hacking certifications. The successful candidate will be expected to identify tools, technologies, and visualization systems that will allow the cyber security and electronic forensics laboratory to be configured as an emergency operations center that will function during tabletop, communication, and full-scale exercises in partnership with public sector entities as well as during student research projects. These efforts are consistent with the current National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) and Knowledge Unit (KU) initiatives of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) that have designated PSS as one of our nation’s 160 Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE).


Candidates with classroom experience and/or strong background in public/military law enforcement, private security, border/transportation security, crisis and disaster management, information security, crisis response, risk management, policy development, and/or related legal issues are preferred. Applicants must possess a terminal degree in a discipline pertaining to or directly supporting the field of Information Assurance/Cyber Security. Active ABDs preparing for dissertation defense will be considered.


Teaching responsibilities in the Professional Security Studies Department will be distributed within the three levels of our programs—Doctorate in Civil Security (DSc), Graduate (MS) and Undergraduate (BS) in National Security Studies—primarily at the Jersey City campus and as needed at the Wall Township and Middlesex campuses.


PSS is an inter-disciplinary department drawing upon faculty with a research focus in areas that contribute to developing knowledge in security studies, emergency management, infrastructure protection, cyber security, and information assurance. The successful applicant will be expected to advise Doctor of Science (DSc) students/candidates in dissertation development and will be expected to serve on dissertation committees as a mentor and/or committee member. The position will include advising undergraduate students at NJCU’s Jersey City campus, possible Graduate Coordinator duties at the Jersey City campus, and possible Department Chairperson duties at the Jersey City campus.




  • Teach at the BS, MS and DSc levels Provide academic and professional leadership for the department within the Information Assurance/Cyber Security domain (including maintaining and submitting for recertification at all academic levels) Pursue an active program of scholarship, including the establishment and maintenance of a new emergency operations center with a computer forensics and ethical hacking laboratory Maintain currency in the literature, methodologies and techniques in the Information Assurance/Cyber Security field Encourage an environment of learning and achievement among colleagues and DSc candidates Mentor students throughout their programs Serve on doctoral committees as mentor/chair or committee member Perform other duties as assigned



  • Earned terminal degree in a discipline pertaining to or directly relating to the field of Information Assurance/Cyber Security; active ABDs preparing for dissertation defense considered A minimum of four years of Information Assurance/Cyber Security related professional experience Graduate teaching experience at an accredited institution is preferable Demonstration of scholarly achievement in Information Assurance/Cyber Security as evidenced by consultancies, published works in referred journals, presentations at professional meetings, receipt of research grants, serving as an officer in a professional society, etc. Appropriate professional/board certification(s) is a plus (i.e. CPP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CFS, CEH, etc.); if candidate does not hold any certification, one must be earned prior to the fifth year of service at the University Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills Commitment to working in a multicultural environment Ability to cultivate and effectively work with external constituencies

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2017


For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research background, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to the NJCU website at:


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


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