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Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor In Cybersecurity #00083194

Missouri University of Science & Technology

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title: Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor In Cybersecurity #00083194
Location: Rolla
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43851
Hiring Department Computer Science Application DeadlineOpen Until Filled, review of applications to begin October 31, 2022 Full Time/Part TimeFull Time, Benefit Eligible Job DescriptionThe Department of Computer Science (CS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology invites nominations and applications for the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor in Computer Science. The position is tenured at the Full or Associate Professor rank. The endowment provides unrestricted research funds.Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications

An international reputation for research excellence, a commitment to first-rate teaching, and demonstrated strength in, and commitment to, mentorship and leadership, as well as partnerships within the institution and with other academic institutions, industry, and research laboratories.

For this vacancy, priority will be given to candidates with a sustained record of scholarly research, excellence in teaching, and international prominence and leadership in cybersecurity. However, serious consideration will be given to outstanding candidates from other areas that complement the existing strengths of the Computer Science Department, particularly as they relate to security, reliability, or more generally, assurance of information and systems. The university has been recognized by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). S&T also has been awarded a $3M NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant in the area of cybersecurity.

Missouri S&T’s Department of Computer Science has a proud 50+ year history of positively impacting society through groundbreaking research and advancing the quality and breadth of its educational mission, granting an ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degrees. An active recruitment strategy has resulted in the department now being one of the largest on campus, with over 700 students. Nearly 1000 recruiters sought Computer Science graduates during the last academic year, including multiple national labs with whom we have long-established hiring pipelines as well as funded research collaborations. The department has several successful and engaged alumni and is strongly supported by the Academy of Computer Science, a 40-member organization dedicated to developing key programs of the department with financial support, and active engagement and advocacy.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading technological research universities with 98 degree programs in 39 disciplines. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With about 7,500 students enrolled on campus and online, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility and impactful careers.

Missouri S&T’s Department of Computer Science, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. Missouri S&T has undertaken a number initiatives to improve campus life and the work/life balance of its faculty and staff (see ). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples. ( Dual Career Partner Assistance Program )

Interested candidates must apply at: . All submitted application materials must have the position reference number 00083194 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Applications should include:

    A cover letter, A detailed curriculum vitae, A one-page vision statement which outlines the candidate’s cohesive plans for establishing S&T as a leader in cybersecurity research and education, with emphasis on interactions with specific campus groups, mentoring of junior faculty, and service to the professional community, A one-page statement of research, with specific emphasis on cybersecurity, that describes the interests and experiences of the applicant, articulates plans for leading a collaborative interdisciplinary research program, and explains how this program will complement or leverage existing strengths of the CS department and Missouri S&T, A one-page statement of teaching interests, experience, and goals, as related to existing as well as new courses in the area of, or complementary to, cybersecurity, The three one-page statements should collectively demonstrate that the applicant is cognizant of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments, and has plans for addressing these challenges, and Complete contact information for five references.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

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