Assistant Professor of Computer Science (with emphasis in Cybersecurity) - USC Aiken

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Logo Posting Number FAC00015PO19 Advertised Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science (with emphasis in Cybersecurity) - USC Aiken Campus Aiken College/Division USC Aiken College/Division Level Department AIK Math Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Aiken Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in computer science with a focus on cybersecurity to begin August 16, 2019.

USC Aiken maintains a close working relationship with Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), and the university’s new B.S. degree program in applied computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity is the result of collaboration with SRNL and other companies in the region. The faculty member in this position will take a key role in shaping the curriculum and growing our relationship with SRNL.

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) is a comprehensive university within the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. USCA has consistently ranked among top public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.

University of South Carolina Aiken is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience

Requirements: (1) Ph.D. (by August 16, 2019) in computer science with expertise in cybersecurity; (2) potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and (3) evidence of productive scholarship. Successful candidates will have the qualifications for and interests in teaching a wide range of cybersecurity related courses such as secure software development, hacking techniques, cyber defense & digital forensics, information security, operating systems, and cryptography. The successful candidate will also be able to develop faculty-student research projects and strengthen relationships with local industries (e.g. SRNL, US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (located 30 miles away at Fort Gordon), EDTS, Unisys). Faculty normally teach 12 hours per semester. Salary commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

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Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Job Open Date 03/11/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

In addition to the online application, upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interest; d) research statement; e) unofficial graduate transcripts; f) full contact information for at least three professional references. Finalist will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Yilian Zhang (search committee co-chair) at [email protected] or Dr. Thomas Reid (search committee co-chair) at [email protected]

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Supporting Documents
  4. List of References and Contact Information
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Research Statement
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    Posted: 4/17/2019
    Application Due: 4/28/2019
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