Director of Cybersecurity Practice

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleDirector of Cybersecurity PracticeSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experiencePosition Number00108165Work ScheduleTBDFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department141901 - Computer Science-engrDepartmentComputer Science-engrJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Computer Science is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive, and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to, or larger than, a number of NC State University colleges and divisions.

Essential Job Duties

The Director of Cybersecurity Practice will be a technical liaison between practitioners in industry and government organizations and the SCI, gaining perspective and sharing challenges and solutions. The Director will coordinate a membership-based consortium of organizations with cybersecurity interests, facilitating communication at both the executive/leadership and technical levels and matching member research needs with SCI researchers, identifying licensable IP and technology commercialization where appropriate. The Director’s activities will also include founding and running a cybersecurity conference with the goals of identifying industry cybersecurity needs, communicating research results, and exposing organizations to NCSU cybersecurity students.

The position will exist within the SCI and will report to the institute co-directors. The Director will work as a peer of the Director of Cybersecurity Education aiding in the identification, recruitment, and review of instructors for short courses, mentors for capstone student projects, placement for internships and full time positions, and pursuing the possibility of offering continuing cybersecurity education to professionals, potentially teaching courses for practitioners. The Director will also be expected to be highly engaged with students, building on existing student group initiatives (e.g., Hackpack — and developing new opportunities for students. The Director is expected to actively pursue industry research grants to ensure sustained support for the position and the institute research initiative, applications are encouraged by October 15, 2020.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Performs other related duties to ensure the well-being of the cybersecurity education initiates at NC State.

Minimum Education/Experience

Requires bachelor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

BS degree in Computer Science or a related field. An MS is preferred.

Departmental Required Skills

· Passion for building bridges between the university and industry/government for the common cybersecurity good
· Significant experience in cybersecurity
· Highly motivated, organized individual that will actively pursue research and practice opportunities.
· Interpersonal skills needed to recruit, manage, and review, industry-based lecturers.
· Written skills needed to pursue funding and document results and outcomes.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

· MS degree in Computer Science
· Extensive experience in industry/government
· Extensive contacts in industry/government
· Strong reputation in field

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

This position is eligible to be hired at 9-months or 12-months

Job Open Date08/21/2020Anticipated Closing DateOpen until filled.Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Supplemental Question

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  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
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Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/CV
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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