Research Assistant Professor, Cyber Security

Position Information: DescriptionThe Center for Cyber Security at the University of North Dakota invites applications for a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This is a 12-month contract and is contingent on available funding.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Cybersecurity or a closely-related field, and a strong potential to contribute to an internationally recognized research program with sustained external funding and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. 

The Center for Cyber Security is a research entity housed within the College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The center brings together faculty, researchers, and students working in the field of cybersecurity from departments within the College of Engineering and across campus.  The ultimate goal of this Centre is to provide cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions/technologies by collaborating with industries to develop intellectual property (IP) and commercialization.

Vision: To be a National and Global Leader in Cyber Security Research.

Mission: To Develop Cutting Edge Security Solutions to Solve Next Generation Cyber Security Problems.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain a competitive research program related to Cyber security.
  • Serve as a Principal and Co-Principal Investigator on research projects.
  • Conduct research, perform experiments, analyze data, and present the research outcomes at conferences and agencies.
  • Work with a team of interdisciplinary faculty to write large proposals, get preliminary data, conduct research, and write high-quality conference and journal papers.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Maintain close communications with the Director regarding progress.
Required Competencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in prioritizing work and making decisions
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering or any related field.At least 2 first or corresponding author peer-reviewed publications in cybersecurity-related research.Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • An established record of scholarly publications
  • Experience in writing proposals
Minimum Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contract Period/Start Date

Anticipated Start Date January 2023, 12-month contract

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 30, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Cover letterCurriculum vitae.Names and addresses of at least 3 professional references.

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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