Assistant/Associate Professor – Cybersecurity – FAC002677

University of Houston

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 5 months ago

Location: Houston, TX – 77001
Positions available: 1
Job #: 15612421
Work At Home option: Not Specified
Updated: 10/15/2022
Expires: 11/11/2022
Source: WorkInTexas
Site: WorkInTexas
Agency Job ID: FAC002677

Job Description

The Department of Information & Logistics Technology at the University of Houston (UH) is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in the Cybersecurity program to begin in Fall 2023.

We seek a colleague who can contribute to the success and growth of our applied research-oriented program and must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking research agenda that will secure competitive external funding. We welcome applicants with a diversity of research interests that complement those of our current faculty members, foster collaboration, and are relevant to applied cybersecurity. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

Candidates should have experience teaching in both face-to-face and 100% online formats at undergraduate and graduate levels. Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrable record of incorporating applied/hands-on learning experiences into their courses. Candidates will demonstrate openness to innovative instructional strategies, a willingness for continuous professional development, and a continuous improvement plan to stay abreast of industry needs in curriculum design and delivery. Teaching expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, secure application development, security operation, or risk management is desirable. Rank will be commensurate with the final candidate’s credentials and experience.

Applications may be submitted at . They should include a letter of interest, research statement, names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in the selection process to submit letters directly via the online system), a current curriculum vita, representative papers, a teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching, and a diversity statement. For inquiries about this position, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Wm. Arthur Conklin (Professor in CIS and search committee chair) at . The review of applications will commence on October 30, 2022. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by November 20, 2022.

UH’s CIS and Cybersecurity programs are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty to conduct research relevant to all parts of society. We pride ourselves in being a place where individuals from diverse backgrounds want to work to achieve innovative research outcomes and provide cutting-edge instruction to one of the nation’s most diverse graduate and undergraduate student bodies. We thus encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Cybersecurity program by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating how they contributed to successful diversity-related initiatives and research; and (3) demonstrating interest in developing multicultural pedagogical solutions to address the needs of a diverse student body.

The College of Technology is the fourth largest college at the University of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future’s technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation.

Starting January 2023, the College of Technology will merge with the College of Engineering to bring better outcomes for our students and better opportunities for our faculty/staff to meet our research and service mission.

Following the vision of University of Houston (UH) President Renu Khator, the College of Technology is beginning its journey to Sugar Land. The College of Technology (CoT) building opened at UH at Sugar Land in 2019, featuring state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and meeting spaces. A recent legislative session approved funding for a second CoT building at UH at Sugar Land. The expectation is that all CoT programs and departments will be at Sugar Land by 2025.

The University of Houston is public research university that is located on a park-like campus a few minutes from the Houston city center. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. It is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and it has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation focuses on recruiting and retaining a diverse community of scholars. Given this, a candidate should exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty and graduate student population. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and able to assist with access to high-quality childcare spots at the University’s Children’s Learning Centers.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
A Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required. Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning.

Preferred Qualifications: Work and Teaching experience related to Energy, Transportation/Infrastructure, Port and Border Security, and Health/Medical Fields Five or more years of industry experience associated with the discipline

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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