Assistant Professor (Cyber Security & Applied Computing)

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General Summary

The School of Information Security & Applied Computing (SISAC) in the College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Information Security beginning fall 2019. SISAC, as a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense (IA/CD) Education by National Security Agency, offers undergraduate degree programs in IA/CD and Information Technology (IT) as well as a doctoral degree in technology with an IA concentration.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses that fulfill the SISAC curriculum goals and objectives.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Information Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field, completed before employment and by August 16, 2019.
  • The successful candidate must have an effective communication skills and a desire to engage in excellent teaching with evidence, demonstrated ability, or potential to deliver high-quality instruction in Information Security, Information Technology, and Applied Computing disciplines.
  • Demonstrated research potential in terms of attracting external funding, publications in scholarly journals and conferences, advising students when applicable at various levels along with the desire and vision to continue a strong research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to the candidate who has experience/interest in one or more of the following areas:
  • Software Security
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Security
  • Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Technology and Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Big Data
Supplemental Information

Application materials should include 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching interest, 4) statement of research interest, and 5) names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of the applications will begin on January 11, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


EMU is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Its close proximity to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing provides rich cultural, social and recreational opportunities. EMU was founded in 1849 and is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 23,000 students. EMU is an equal opportunity employer, and is recognized regularly by U.S. News and World Report for its diverse campus environment.




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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 4/10/2019
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