The Center for Cybersecurity at Anderson University in South Carolina invites applications for a full-time, instructional position in Cybersecurity at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with substantial teaching and supporting industry experience will be considered for appointment at an advanced rank (associate or full professor). Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
Anderson University is a “more selective” comprehensive Christian university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is among US News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities South,” and is on the publication’s “Most Innovative,” “Best Value,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” “Best Social Mobility” and “Best Online Programs” lists. Anderson also is ranked #27 nationally for Student Engagement by the Wall Street Journal; is a “Best College” among institutions of higher learning in the southeast by The Princeton Review; and is a three-time Apple Distinguished School. Our faculty include academic leaders who seek excellence in teaching pedagogy, research and publication within our academic programs, schools and colleges, including the Center for Cybersecurity. More information about the Center for Cybersecurity is available athttps://andersonuniversity.edu/Cyber.
The Center for Cybersecurity offers traditional, on-campus undergraduate degree programs in Cybersecurity and interdisciplinary majors including Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity & Analytics, and Cybersecurity & Mathematics. Beginning in August 2023, we are offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity as an online degree.
The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in cybersecurity, information systems, computer science, or related information technology discipline. However, candidates with significant industry experience, professional certifications, and an M.S. in cybersecurity or related discipline are encouraged to apply. This opening is governed by the Professional Path guidelines of the university. Professional Path faculty focus on teaching and learning, and are evaluated on mission fit, teaching and learning, and service. After six years of exemplary performance, faculty on the Professional Path become eligible to apply for multi-year contracts.
Whereas we welcome applicants from all disciplines in these fields, preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds and teaching experience in cybersecurity fundamentals, network security, programming, Linux, penetration testing, threat intelligence, cloud security, cyber analytics, cyber risk management, cyber operations, contingency planning, and security architecture. Candidates should have a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Industry experience in the candidate’s field of expertise is preferred. Professional certifications (e.g. CISSP, CEH, CISM) are a plus.
Two letters of recommendation, one of which must address the applicant’s ability or potential as a teacher.
If the candidate has professional certifications, please include a verification link and/or certification number.
About our Commitment to Diversity
Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.
The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to HR@andersonuniversity.edu.
In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, Anderson University was also recognized as a Top Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked AU the seventh “Most Innovative School” among Regional Universities in the South. AU is a two-time recipient of Apple's Distinguished School recognition, one of just a handful of universities in the world to achieve this. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation.