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Instructional Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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Instructional Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Computational, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

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San Antonio, Texas

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The Department of Computational, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences at Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) seeks applications from qualified candidates, with a passion for teaching, for a full-time non-tenure-track Instructional Assistant Professor position in Cybersecurity. Excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum, participation in grant funded developmental projects, and ability to collaborate with colleagues on curricular and programmatic issues is expected. Contribution to attracting and retaining students majoring in cybersecurity is a priority for the institution. Establishing relations with industry and government to solicit realistic cybersecurity projects for students is required. The base teaching load at A&M-SA for Instructional Assistant Professor is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed. Service to the department, college, university, and the community is expected. This is a position that requires teaching in person on campus though a few courses may be taught online.

The Department provides a rich educational experience for students interested in computing, cybersecurity, engineering technology, and mathematics. We offer bachelor’s degree programs in these disciplines as also support courses in physics for STEM majors. We also offer Master's degree programs in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Our students enjoy learning in person and in online/hybrid courses with small class sizes in high-tech classrooms. We emphasize hands-on experiential learning and critical thinking, and the participation of students in research under our faculty’s mentorship.

A&M-SA is committed to inclusive excellence. We recruit faculty that enhance the breadth, depth and quality of our students' educational experiences by providing a variety of role models and mentors for our student population. Such faculty help us attract, retain, and graduate students more successfully. In this context applicants are required to address, in their cover letter, how their life experiences, work history, professional engagement, and relevant community engagements will contribute to the success of our students, and what the applicants' plans are for serving our student population.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in computer science/cybersecurity or a closely related field with a specialization in cybersecurity from an accredited institution. ABD will be considered if the requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed before December 31, 2023.

  • 5 years or more of industry experience or college-level teaching experience in cybersecurity, along with an M.S. degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a closely related field, can substitute for a Ph.D. degree.

  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in computer science, cybersecurity, or a closely related field.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Excellent skills in interaction and communication with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Excellence in computer science or cybersecurity teaching at the university level, commensurate with the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor.

  • Potential for establishing relations with industry and government to secure projects for students.

In the cover letter please speak to the following topics:

  • Engagement with, and competency in, teaching computer science or cybersecurity.

  • Plans for developing relations with industry and government to update competency in cybersecurity.

  • Long term plans for involvement in enhancing the breadth, depth and quality of our students' educational experiences.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must complete online ( )

(1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload

(2) a cover letter,

(3) curriculum vitae which includes a list of three references that will be willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested (do not include letters at the time of application), and

(4) unofficial copies of transcripts. A single pdf file containing all required application material should be uploaded.

Application review will begin as soon as they are submitted. The position is open until filled.

No changes or revisions may be made to the submitted documents once they have been uploaded.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (210) 784-2058 or email

Finalists (and only finalists) must request at least three current letters of recommendation, with the subject ‘Instructional Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity –Letter of Recommendation – Applicant Name’ to be sent directly by the author to the Department Chair via postal mail

(Address: Dr. M.K.Balasubramanya, Department of CEMS, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224) or by email delivery (

The letter of recommendation should be written on official letterhead, be less than one year old, and must bear the writer's actual signature. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be appointed to the position.

Official transcripts of the candidate selected for the position must be on file with the Office of the Provost and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio

(1) to the address listed below or

(2) sent electronically to

We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO;

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Chair, Department of Computational, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences Texas A&M University-San Antonio

ATTN: Dr. M.K. Balasubramanya

One University Way

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Please direct any questions to Dr. M.K. Balasubramanya: (

Summary of Employee Benefits:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents to your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio


Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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