FCSM-N-3232, Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics



The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences beginning August 2019.

The positions are in two general areas:

  1. Cybersecurity (with a focus on Systems) – Towson University leads in the nation in Cybersecurity education and research. The department is a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) since 2002. In 2013, Towson was designated as a NSA CAE in Cyber Operations, one of only nineteen such institutions in the nation. More about cybersecurity at Towson University can be found at www.towson.edu/cyber. A successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: systems administration (Linux and Windows), network administration and security, SCADA systems, forensics, and/or application security.
  2. Software Engineering – The department offers software engineering specializations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels along with active software engineering research groups. A successful candidate will be able to establish strong teaching and research records in one or more of the following areas:  mobile, web and cloud engineering, software architecture, testing, parallel and distributed systems and/or secure software engineering.


PhD, or comparable terminal degree, in Computer Science or a related field.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding and participate in department activities.

Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS):

The department offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and a ABET accredited cybersecurity program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Technology. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has approximately 42 full-time faculty members, collectively over 1,600 undergraduate majors in the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology programs, and approximately 400

graduate students. The department is placed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. With more then 3,600 undergraduates, 34% of whom are minority students, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University.

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University System of Maryland. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins January 7, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research and teaching statements, a recent research paper, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references. Applications should send their application materials to [email protected]

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-3232.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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